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.

Unusual birds will be added to the website on a limited basis during June and July. The June 2019 report is now available.

Allegan County (eBird link)

Allegan SGA, 116th Ave/Swan Creek to Swan Creek Pond area
Worm-eating Warbler 2 continuing Jul 8 (photo 1) (photo 2)
-- continuing at this location: 4 (3 adults and 1 juvenile) observed Jun 23 by Ken Bishop

144th Ave and 20th St area
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6 continuing Jul 20 (photo 1) (photo 2)
-- in same general location as birds seen in Feb 2018

Oval Beach
Willet 1 Jul 21

Kent County (eBird link)

52nd St E of Kraft SE
Henslow’s Sparrow 1 continuing Jul 22

Muskegon County (eBird link)

Muskegon Wastewater System
Dickcissel continuing at this location (photo 1) (photo 2)
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 continuing Jul 22
Baird’s Sandpiper 1 Jul 17

Muskegon State Game Area, Lane’s Landing
Common Gallinule 1 July 12

Ottawa County (eBird link)

Holland State Park
Willet 2 continuing Jul 19
American Avocet 2 Jul 19

Grand Haven State Game Area, Bruce Bayou, 129th Ave access
Common Gallinule 1 continuing Jul 18

Least Bittern 1 continuing Jul 20

Upper Macatawa Natural Area
Least Bittern 1 continuing Jul 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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