Recent eBird Sightings
Notice: Interesting eBird sightings for May 2018, June 2018 and July 2018 are available. Beginning in January 2018, the monthly eBird summary will only include the very unusual and rare sightings. Earlier reports are available on request from email@example.com.
Southbound shorebirds start arriving in increased numbers this month. Good numbers of adult Spotted, Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers and Lesser Yellowlegs already started arriving during the last half of July. Migrating Bonaparte’s Gulls also made an appearance. Swallows build in numbers, into the thousands at times, through the month in preparation for migration. This spectacle can already be readily observed at the Muskegon Wastewater. The migrant fall warblers, as well as thrushes and other passerines, begin to pass through our area later in the month. Some early waterfowl and raptor movement is also possible. As always, watch for downed migrants and unusual species after the passage of stormy frontal systems.
Allegan County (eBird link)
14th St N of 135th Ave
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 Aug 16
Kent County (eBird link)
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Caledonia Sewage Ponds
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 continuing Aug 5
Muskegon County (eBird link)
Ottawa County (eBird link)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 continuing Aug 11