Recent eBird Sightings

NO Access to the Caledonia Sewage Ponds.
Caleb Putnam informs us that Aaron Zimmerman is no longer the manager of the Caledonia Sewage Ponds, and as such the access situation is now totally unclear. For the time being, there is no access. Caleb will need some time to meet the new manager and assess the situation relating to accessing the ponds. In the meantime, please do not visit or try to contact the plant. The situation continues to be dicey and we need to navigate it wisely. This situation will be updated as soon as there is new information.

 The June 2019, July 2019 and August 2019 are now available.

Allegan County (eBird link)

116th Ave and 8th St wetland
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Sep 18

Pond on SE corner of 116th Ave and 8th St
Common Gallinule 1 juvenile Sep 19

Kent County (eBird link)

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84th St and Wilson SW (Celery flats)
Brewer’s Blackbird 3 Sep 11

Paul Henry Trail between 52nd St and Wing SE
Mourning Warbler 1 Sep 15

Muskegon County (eBird link)

Muskegon Wastewater System
Baird’s Sandpiper 2 continuing Sep 10
Eared Grebe 1 continuing Sep 17
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Sep 12
Red-necked Phalarope 1 Sep 17
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Sep 19

Pere Marquette Park
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Sep 16 (photo)

Ottawa County (eBird link)

AAA Turf Farm
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 continuing Sep 14

Holland State Park
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 continuing Sep 18 (photo)
Willet 1 Sep 14

Mt Pisgah Dune Boardwalk (at stair base)
Connecticut Warbler 1 Sep 14

Grand River near Lost Channel
Common Gallinule 3 Sep 16

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 continuing Sep 19

Sighting Information

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Peregrine Falcon sightings in downtown Grand Rapids should be reported to Elaine Kampmueller at You can follow Peregrine Falcons in downtown Grand Rapids by clicking here.

A new "Hall of Fame" of rare bird sightings from Allegan, Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties is now available. Click here to view the new page.

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