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 Bohemian Waxwing

Status in Michigan
Uncommon Transient

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Spring 2005
Fall 2004
Spring 2004
Winter 03-04
Fall 2003 2
Spring 2003 17
Winter 02-03 200
Fall 2002 6
Summer 2002 7
Spring 2002 170
Winter 01-02 864
Fall 2001 1990
Summer 2001 0
Spring 2001 14
Winter 00-01 3080
Fall 2000 29
Summer 2000 0
Spring 2000 0
Winter 00-99 1591
Fall 1999 108
Spring/Summer 1999 2

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Historical Text
The Birds of Michigan - by: Norman A. Wood
Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 75

Bombycilla garrulus pallidiceps Reichenow
Bohemian Waxwing

Irregular winter visitant.

First listed for Michigan by Kneeland (1857: 234).

The species has been reported in the Upper Peninsula from the early part of November to early April and in the Lower Peninsula from mid- November to early March.

Upper Peninsula.-Bryens has recorded Bohemian Waxwings at McMillan, Luce County, on several occasions in recent years; he saw 2 on November 17,1938; 4 between February 17 and March 2, 1939; and 1 on April 4 and 5, 1941. Christofferson has observed them in a number of localities in the eastern part of the peninsula. He recorded 15 on November 9, 1931, and 20 on December 19, 1932, at Hermansville, Menominee County; more than 50 on January 2, 1933, at Sault Ste Marie (with Magee); and 20 on December 22, 1930, at Munising, Alger County. At Marquette, in 1923, J. N. Lowe saw 2 on March 12, 8 on March 13, and 4 on March 14.

Lower Peninsula.-The Bohemian Waxwing has not been found so regularly in the southern counties as in the Upper Peninsula. Allan Herbert (1880: 79) reported "large flocks" in Saginaw County from mid- November to the last of February, and N. A. Eddy (1884: 41) twice saw a few individuals in Bay County during the winter of 1883-84. Gibbs (1889:187) listed this waxwing as a very rare winter visitant in Kalamazoo County; W. A. Brotherton (1904: 29) noted a flock near Rochester, Oak- land County, in November, 1903. More than 1000 Bohemian "Waxwings were observed near "Waterloo, Jackson County, by "Walter Koelz (1923: 39) on February 19, 1920, and about 150 on the next day. A flock of 18 was noted at Ann Arbor by N. A. "Wood and several other observers from mid- January to March 14, 1922. The species has not been reported from the southern part of the peninsula since 1923, when a number of specimens (U.M.M.Z.) were collected at Waterloo, Jackson County, by Walter Koelz on February 10.

Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 75
The Birds of Michigan
By: Norman A. Wood
University of Michigan Press
August 28, 2023

Digitized by: Keith F. Saylor
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