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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hotspots near university of Michigan

Tempting, never been to the MW.
During NCAA of course. Flight to Detroit costs like $200 less than Atlanta.

Point Pelee is world-reknown.

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L611224


Also

Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe County, Michigan, US Map ) Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 14, 2016 7:41 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
11 hour(s), 34 minute(s)
Distance:
8.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Adam Byrne List , Caleb Putnam , Joshua Haas List
Species
95 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose
Blue goose. Long pond north end. Continuing.
150
Canada Goose
120
Mute Swan
Broods
1
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
Difficult ID- seemingly intermediate bird. At first thought it was a Tundra but am reverting to the slash until further progress can be made. Small yellow spot in lore.
© Caleb Putnam
© Caleb Putnam
© Caleb Putnam
5
Wood Duck
10
Gadwall
4
American Wigeon
10
American Black Duck
50
Mallard
4
Blue-winged Teal
13
Northern Shoveler
8
Northern Pintail
Four separate Pairs
1
Green-winged Teal
3
Canvasback
25
Redhead
8
Greater Scaup
Three pairs Lake Erie. Another pair in cell 3
8
Lesser Scaup
2
Hooded Merganser
2
Red-breasted Merganser
15
Ruddy Duck
1
Ring-necked Pheasant
20
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Horned Grebe
100
Double-crested Cormorant
11
American White Pelican
Including one bird with what appeared to be a fish hooked to bill.
12
Great Blue Heron
6
Great Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Adult humphries
3
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle
Young
1
Red-tailed Hawk
Josh only
2
Common Gallinule
40
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Sandhill Crane
2
American Avocet
Cell three. pics.
© Joshua Haas
2
Black-bellied Plover
5
Semipalmated Plover
© Joshua Haas
30
Killdeer
5
Ruddy Turnstone
800
Dunlin
Mostly cell 3 but scattered throughout. Exodus appeared to occur in late afternoon
© Joshua Haas
35
Least Sandpiper
8
Short-billed Dowitcher
Clear hendersoni
© Joshua Haas
6
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Willet
Outer dike cell 3. Pics
6
Lesser Yellowlegs
800
Bonaparte's Gull
Numerous in Lake Erie less so in cell 3
2
Little Gull
Two SY seen simultaneously. Mostly in Lake Erie with BOGU and COTE but also cell 3
© Caleb Putnam
© Caleb Putnam
50
Ring-billed Gull
50
Herring Gull
5
Great Black-backed Gull
No full adults.
45
Caspian Tern
4
Black Tern
1600
Common Tern
Much more numerous than BOGU. Twice we counted flocks of 800 each and there were three separate groups. This is a conservative estimate.
80
Forster's Tern
© Joshua Haas
10
Chimney Swift
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
Peregrine Falcon
Humphries
8
Eastern Kingbird
3
Warbling Vireo
2
Red-eyed Vireo
2
Blue Jay
15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
80
Purple Martin
60 on outer dike. Singles elsewhere
75
Tree Swallow
Dominant with BARS
30
Bank Swallow
200
Barn Swallow
The dominant swallow
15
Cliff Swallow
3
Black-capped Chickadee
5
Marsh Wren
3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Swainson's Thrush
10
American Robin
5
Gray Catbird
5
European Starling
2
American Pipit
1
Northern Waterthrush
Call note only
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
Mouillee creek entrance
6
Common Yellowthroat
3
American Redstart
1
Northern Parula
40
Yellow Warbler
4
Chestnut-sided Warbler
1
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Caleb only
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
White-throated Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
4
Northern Cardinal
2
Indigo Bunting
250
Red-winged Blackbird
40
Common Grackle
10
Brown-headed Cowbird
4
Baltimore Oriole
2
American Goldfinch
Additional species seen by Adam Byrne:
4
White-rumped Sandpiper
1
Pectoral Sandpiper
6
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs
Additional species seen by Joshua Haas:
1
swan sp.
4
White-rumped Sandpiper
1
Pectoral Sandpiper
6
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs
Not as good,  but still:

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L388494


Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark), Macomb County, Michigan, US Map ) Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 14, 2016 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
5 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
4.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Allen Chartier
Species
81 species total
90
Canada Goose
7
Mute Swan
7
Wood Duck
19
Mallard
6
Lesser Scaup
10
Red-breasted Merganser
1 male, 9 females.
1
Wild Turkey
Very rare in this park, and my first ever here!
3
Double-crested Cormorant
7
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
7
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Cooper's Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Virginia Rail
1
Sora
3
Common Gallinule
1
Sandhill Crane
9
Killdeer
6
Ring-billed Gull
3
Herring Gull
2
Caspian Tern
15
Forster's Tern
4
Mourning Dove
2
Great Horned Owl
4
Chimney Swift
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
3
Downy Woodpecker
8
Northern Flicker
3
Least Flycatcher
4
Eastern Kingbird
1
Blue-headed Vireo
1
Philadelphia Vireo
8
Warbling Vireo
6
Blue Jay
7
American Crow
126
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
The cold temperatures and windy conditions forced these birds to forage on or near the ground, making them more easily counted than normal. This is a very careful count from many areas in the park on this day.
166
Tree Swallow
2
Bank Swallow
177
Barn Swallow
The cold temperatures and windy conditions forced these birds to forage on or near the ground, making them more easily counted than normal. This is a very careful count from many areas in the park on this day.
4
Cliff Swallow
10
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Tufted Titmouse
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
7
House Wren
12
Marsh Wren
Careful count of singing birds in three different marsh areas in the park; Point Rosa, North Marsh, and South Marsh.
8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush
3
Swainson's Thrush
53
American Robin
6
Gray Catbird
55
European Starling
7
Cedar Waxwing
1
Ovenbird
1
Blue-winged Warbler
3
Tennessee Warbler
7
Common Yellowthroat
4
American Redstart
4
Northern Parula
2
Magnolia Warbler
66
Yellow Warbler
2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
1
Black-throated Blue Warbler
1
Palm Warbler
13
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
1
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow
28
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
15
Swamp Sparrow
6
Northern Cardinal
1
Bobolink
220
Red-winged Blackbird
63
Common Grackle
6
Brown-headed Cowbird
19
Baltimore Oriole
2
House Finch
23
American Goldfinch
55
House Sparrow

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