Recent eBird Sightings

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The eBird summaries for April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021 are now available.

Click here for an interesting read from BirdCast about the top 5 migration flights in Spring 2021. It’s interesting as this actually coincided with the good days in this area. May 13th-16th were the best days for warblers.

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

Allegan County (eBird link)

Allegan State Game Area, Todd Farm
Western Meadowlark 1 continuing
-- 58th St S of 118th Ave near the red gate
Henslow’s Sparrow continuing
-- known location
Stilt Sandpiper 1 July 18

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area
Willet 4 July 23

Kent County (eBird link)

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52nd St E of Kraft Ave SE
Henslow’s Sparrow continuing
-- known location

60th St E of Kraft Ave SE, S of Gerald R Ford Int’l Airport
Henslow’s Sparrow continuing
-- known location

Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 continuing July 18
-- initially found by Kyle and Amy Werner July 9; same general location as last year in June 2020, south edge of red trail in bushes at south edge of field

Muskegon County (eBird link)

Muskegon Wastewater
Dickcissel continuing
-- known breeding location; 29 counted July 1
Henslow’s Sparrow 1 continuing
Wilson’s Phalarope 1 continuing July 18
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 continuing July 18
Baird’s Sandpiper 1 continuing July 18

Muskegon State Game Area, Lane’s Landing
American Bittern 1 continuing
Least Bittern 2 continuing
Common Gallinule 1 continuing July 17
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 continuing July 23
Willet 1 July 23

Ottawa County (eBird link)

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

Grand Haven SGA, Bruce Bayou, Cypress St access
Common Gallinule 15 (10 young observed June 13) continuing
-- known location

Window on the Waterfront
Black-bellied Whistling Duck 3 continuing July 16 (photo)
-- found by Bryan K July 10; a 4th duck found by Pat Deventer joined the group on July 14
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3 continuing July 23
Common Gallinule 5 (2 ad, 3 juv) continuing July 24

Windmill Island Park
Least Bittern 1 continuing July 23

Holland State Park
Willet 2 July 17

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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Interested in bird migration forecasts? When, where, and how far birds migrate? Bird Cast will answer these questions for the first time.