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 Brewer's Blackbird

Status in Michigan
Fairly Common Transient summer resident

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Note: Early and Late Dates are being researched.
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Count totals in the NMB Databases for Brewer's Blackbird.

Use the links below to view the Brewer's Blackbird reports in the respective databases.
If there are zero sightings for a particular season, that database will return no results.

Active Database - Spring 2005
View Brewer's Blackbird sightings.
Brewer's Blackbird Archives Reports
Fall 2003 11
Spring 2003 16
Winter 02-03 1
Fall 2002 3
Summer 2002 82
Spring 2002 14
Winter 01-02 5
Fall 2001 2
Summer 2001 3
Spring 2001 5
Winter 00-01 0
Fall 2000 3
Summer 2000 4
Spring 2000 16
Winter 00-99 4
Fall 1999 10
Spring/Summer 1999 3

NMB Database
Seasonal Percentage Graph
For: Brewer's Blackbird

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Active Database - Fall 2003
View Fall 2003 sightings.
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Official Seasonal Count Summaries for the Brewer's Blackbird
Fall 1999-Spring 2002
Brewer's Blackbird
Note: Some species will not be present in the WPBO archives and will return no records.

Search "The Birds of Michigan" text.

Home - Foreword - Preface - Introduction - Hypothetical List - Literature Cited

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

Euphagus cyanocephalus (Wagler)
Brewer's Blackbird

Leonard Wing (1940: 193) secured a specimen (U.M.M.Z.) of Brewer's Blackbird near Ironwood, Gogebic County, on July 26, 1932, apparently the only specimen record for Michigan. Trautman and G. B. Saunders saw 4 Brewer's with 5 Rusty Blackbirds at Bergland, Lake Gogebic, Gogebic County, on October 3, 1934. It is possible that the species is more common in Michigan than the scarcity of records would indicate, for in the Toledo (Ohio) area, L. W. Campbell (1940: 159-60) saw 5 Brewer's Black- birds on April 12, 1936; and on April 3, 1938, in carefully checking several mixed flocks of Starlings, Red-wings, Grackles, and Cowbirds, he counted a total of 55 Brewer's Blackbirds.

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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