Recent eBird Sightings

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The eBird summaries for January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021 are now available.

Note: Unless noted as "continuing", sightings are removed after 10 days on list.

Waterfowl migration is ongoing. Good numbers (including scaup sp, Redhead, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Long-tailed Duck and merganser sp) have been seen along the Lake Michigan shoreline and at the larger lakes (check out Lake Macatawa, Pigeon Lake, and Reeds Lake) in the area. Muskegon Wastewater and the Todd Farm Unit at the Allegan State Game Area are also hosting large numbers of geese, dabblers and divers.

Allegan County (eBird link)

Allegan State Game Area, Todd Farm
Western Meadowlark 1 continuing
-- 58th St S of 118th Ave near the red gate

Kent County (eBird link)

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84th St and Wilson SW (Celery Flats)
Brewer’s Blackbird 7 continuing Apr 19

South Kent Recycling and Waste Center
Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Apr 15

Gerald R Ford Int’l Airport, Kraft Ave access
Short-eared Owl 2 continuing Apr 20

Muskegon County (eBird link)

Muskegon Wastewater
Eared Grebe 1 continuing Apr 19
Ross’s Goose 1 continuing Apr 18 (photo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 continuing Apr 19
Upland Sandpiper 2 Apr 17
Brewer’s Blackbird 2 continuing Apr 18
Iceland Gull 1 Apr 19
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s) 1 Apr 19
Glaucous Gull 2 Apr 19

Muskegon State Park, Snug Harbor marsh
Little Blue Heron 1 continuing Apr 21 (photo)
-- initially found by Tracy and Jim Zervos Apr 14

Custer Park, North Muskegon
American White Pelican 9 Apr 17
-- birds located west end and near center of Muskegon Lake

Muskegon Lake channel
Dickcissel 1 Apr 17

Ottawa County (eBird link)

Upper Macatawa Natural Area, 84th Ave access
American Bittern 1 continuing Apr 21 (photo)

Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Byron Rd and 64th Ave
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 continuing Apr 14
-- three initially found by Ty Wagenmaker Apr 9; one observed carrying nesting material to top of grain elevator Apr 10

Holland State Park
Glaucous Gull 1 Apr 14

East Grand River Park
Cinnamon Teal 1 continuing Apr 21
-- initially found by James Herdegen at his residence along Grand River Apr 20; bird was relocated downstream at E Grand River Park later same day

AAA Turf Farm
Brewer’s Blackbird 4 continuing Apr 21
-- initially seen by the Mannings Apr 16

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.

New instructions for access to the Caledonia Sewage Ponds. Now available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here to read the new guidelines.

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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