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 Pomarine Jaeger

Status in Michigan
Uncommon Transient

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Late Fall Date
Note: Early and Late Dates are being researched.
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Count totals in the NMB Databases for Pomarine Jaeger.

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Active Database - Spring 2005
View Pomarine Jaeger sightings.
Pomarine Jaeger Archives Reports
Fall 2003 1
Spring 2003 0
Winter 02-03 0
Fall 2002 0
Summer 2002 0
Spring 2002 0
Winter 01-02 0
Fall 2001 3
Summer 2001 0
Spring 2001 0
Winter 00-01 0
Fall 2000 0
Summer 2000 0
Spring 2000 0
Winter 00-99 1
Fall 1999 2
Spring/Summer 1999 0

NMB Database
Seasonal Percentage Graph
For: Pomarine Jaeger

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

Search "The Birds of Michigan" text.

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Historical Text

Stercorarius pomarinus (Temminck)
Pomarine Jaeger

Although Pomarine Jaegers have occasionally been reported in Michigan (Beebe, 1933: 120; see also N. A. Wood, 1934: 118), there is apparently only 1 Michigan specimen: a female (U.M.M.Z.), dark phase, se- cured January 7, 1941, by Emil Tormala, about 2 miles off Granite Point, north of Marquette. James L. Baillie, Jr. (letter, January 11, 2023), pointed out that the Pomarine Jaeger (M.C.Z.) taken May 30, 1879, on Fighting Island in the Detroit River (Collins, 1879: 24; Barrows, 1912:47-48), and formerly listed for Michigan, was, in reality, an Ontario specimen.

Mueseum 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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