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Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II
Coordinated by:

The Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Phone: 269-381-9738
Fax: 269-381-1228
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.naturecenter.org


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Michigan Observation Data
YEAR
LOCATION
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COUNTY TOWNSHIP TOWNSHIP/RANGE BLOCK SECTION
Month Day Species # Seen OB PO PR CO
COMMENTS
Geographic Township/Range Locator. Use this menu below to determine the Township/Range for the area you are reporting.

Alcona Alger Allegan Alpena Antrim
Arenac Baraga Barry Bay Benzie
Berrien Branch Calhoun Cass Charlevoix
Cheboygan Chippewa Clare Clinton Crawford
Delta Dickinson Eaton Emmet Genesee
Gladwin Gogebic Grand Traverse Gratiot Hillsdale
Houghton Huron Ingham Ionia Iosco
Iron Isabella Jackson Kalamazoo Kalkaska
Kent Keweenaw Lake Lapeer Leelanau
Lenawee Livingston Luce Mackinac Macomb
Manistee Marquette Mason Mecosta Menominee
Midland Missaukee Monroe Montcalm Montmorency
Muskegon Newaygo Oakland Oceana Ogemaw
Ontonagon Osceola Oscoda Otsego Ottawa
Presque Isle Roscommon Saginaw Saint Clair Saint Joseph
Sanilac Schoolcraft Shiawassee Tuscola Van Buren
Washtenaw Wayne Wexford

BREEDING CRITERIA CODES

OB - Observed
O - Species observed during its breeding season, but no evidence of breeding in block.

PO - Possible
# - Species observed in suitable nesting habitat during its breeding season.
X - Singing male present in suitable nesting habitat during its breeding season.

PR - Probable
S - Singing male present at same location on at least tow dates at least seven days apart or multiple (5 or more) singing males on the same date during the breeding season.
P - Pair observed in suitable nesting habitat during breeding season.
T - Territorial behavior (chasing individuals of the same species).
C - Courtship behavior or copulation
N - Visiting probable nesting site.
A - Agitated behavior or anxiety calls from adult.
B - Nest building by wrens or excavation of holes by woodpeckers.

CO - Confirmed
NB - Nest building by all except woodpeckers and wrens
PE - Physiological evidence of breeding or brooding based on bird in hand.
DD - Distraction display or injury feigning.
UN - Used nests or eggshells found. Caution: These must be carefully identified.
FL - Recently fledged young (of altricial species)incapable of sustained flight, or downy young (of precocial species) restricted to the natal area by dependence on adults or limited mobility.
ON - Occupied nest - adults entering or leaving nest site in circumstances indicating occupied nest (includes high nests or nest holes, the contents of which cannot be seen) or adult incubating or brooding.
FY - Adult(s) with food for young (carrying food) or feeding young.
FS - Adult caarrying fecal sac.
NE - Nest with eggs.
NY - Nest with young seen or heard.

Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II is Coordinated by:

The Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Phone: 269-381-9738
Fax: 269-381-1228
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.naturecenter.org

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