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 eBird sightings for August 2019, September 2019 and October 2019 are now available.

Allegan County (eBird link)

Green Lake
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 continuing Nov 18
Glaucous Gull 2 Nov 18

Kent County (eBird link)

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South Kent Landfill
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 continuing Nov 20
Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 1 continuing Nov 20
Glaucous Gull 1 Nov 20

Gerald R Ford Int’l Airport, Kraft Ave access
Snowy Owl 1 Nov 18

Muskegon County (eBird link)

Muskegon Wastewater
Snow Bunting 200 continuing Nov 17
Short-eared Owl 3 continuing Nov 20
-- one first observed Nov 11
Northern Shrike 1 Nov 17
Golden Eagle 1 continuing Nov 18 (photo)
-- initially found by Lisa Casler and Tom Espinoza Nov 17
Glaucous Gull 1 Nov 19
Northern Shrike 1 continuing Nov 19
Greater White-fronted Goose 2 Nov 19

Ottawa County (eBird link)

Holland State Park
Purple Sandpiper 1 continuing north pier Nov 18 (photo)
-- initially found by Eric Gustafson Nov 13
White-winged Scoter 2 Nov 14
Glaucous Gull 1 Nov 19
Red-throated Loon 1 Nov 20

Pottawattomie Bayou
Canada Goose 1 leucistic individual Nov 12
-- possibly same individual that was seen at the Coopersville goose field

Private residence along 76th Ave S of Byron Rd
Northern Shrike 1 Nov 12

Coopersville/Garfield farmland west of 68th Ave
Snow Bunting 300 Nov 13

Coopersville/Garfield farmland east of 68th Ave
Lapland Longspur 5 Nov 13
Snow Bunting 150 Nov 13

Lake Macatawa, Chippewa Pt
Glaucous Gull 1 continuing Nov 20

Bingham St E of 128th Ave
Snowy Owl 1 continuing Nov 20 (photo)
-- initially reported Nov 16

Window-on-the-Waterfront, Holland
Short-eared Owl 1 Nov 16
-- observed through scope by 15 participants of Oakland (MI) Audubon on field trip to W Michigan

Grand Haven State Game Area, Bruce Bayou, 129th Ave access
Rusty Blackbird 2 Nov 16

Ashwood Reserve on Lake Macatawa
Red-necked Grebe 1 Nov 20
Glaucous Gull 1 Nov 20

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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