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Fall Notable Species*
Michigan Bird Survey
1 August - 30 November
MI=Statewide, LP=Lower Peninsula, NLP=Northern Lower Peninsula,
SLP=Southern Lower Peninsula, UP=Upper Peninsula
Species
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Greater White-fronted Goose
MI
MI
Snow Goose
MI
Harlequin Duck
MI
Black Scoter
MI
Long-tailed Duck
MI
Sharp-tailed Grouse
LP
LP
LP
LP
Least Bittern
MI
MI
MI
Snowy Egret
MI
MI
Little Blue Heron
MI
MI
MI
MI
Green Heron
MI
Broad-winged Hawk
2nd-30th
Swainson's Hawk**
MI
MI
Golden Eagle
MI
Gyrfalcon
MI
MI
MI
LP
Common Moorhen
MI
MI
Yellow Rail
MI
MI
MI
MI
Piping Plover***
MI
MI
MI
MI
Spotted Sandpiper
MI
Solitary Sandpiper
MI
Willet
MI
Upland Sandpiper
MI
MI
Whimbrel
MI
MI
Hudsonian Godwit
MI
Marbled Godwit
MI
MI
Ruddy Turnstone
MI
Red Knot
MI
Semipalmated Sandpiper
MI
Baird's Sandpiper
MI
Purple Sandpiper
MI
MI
Stilt Sandpiper
MI
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
MI
MI
Short-billed Dowitcher
MI
Long-billed Dowitcher
MI
MI
MI
MI
Wilson's Phalarope
MI
MI
Red-necked Phalarope
MI
MI
Laughing Gull
MI
MI
MI
MI
Thayer's Gull
MI
MI
MI
MI
Iceland Gull
MI
MI
MI
MI
Lesser Black-backed Gull****
Glaucous Gull
MI
MI
MI
MI
Sabine's Gull
MI
MI
MI
MI
Black-legged Kittiwake
MI
MI
MI
MI
Black Tern
MI
MI
Parasitic Jaeger
MI
MI
MI
MI
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
MI
Black-billed Cuckoo
MI
MI
Snowy Owl
MI
MI
Northern Hawk Owl
MI
MI
SLP
SLP
Great Gray Owl
MI
MI
LP
LP
Boreal Owl
MI
MI
Common Nighthawk
MI
Whip-poor-will
MI
MI
Chimney Swift
MI
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
21st-31st
MI
Black-backed Woodpecker
LP
LP
LP
LP
Olive-sided Flycatcher
MI
MI
Eastern Wood-Pewee
MI
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
MI
MI
Acadian Flycatcher
UP
UP
MI
MI
Alder Flycatcher*****
MI
MI
Willow Flycatcher*****
MI
MI
Least Flycatcher
MI
Great Creasted Flycatcher
MI
Western Kingbird
MI
MI
MI
MI
Eastern Kingbird
MI
MI
Northern Shrike
MI
MI
White-eyed Vireo
MI
Yellow-throated Vireo
MI
MI
Blue-headed Vireo
MI
Warbling Vireo
MI
Philadelphia Vireo
MI
Red-eyed Vireo
MI
Common Raven
SLP
SLP
SLP
SLP
Purple Martin
MI
MI
Bank Swallow
MI
MI
Cliff Swallow
MI
MI
Boreal Chickadee
LP
LP
LP
LP
House Wren
MI
Sedge Wren
MI
Townsend's Solitaire
MI
MI
MI
MI
Veery
MI
Gray-cheeked Thrush
MI
Swainson's Thrush
MI
Wood Thrush
MI
Varied Thrush
MI
MI
MI
MI
Bohemian Waxwing
MI
Blue-winged Warbler
UP
UP
MI
MI
Golden-winged Warbler
MI
MI
Tennessee Warbler
MI
Orange-crowned Warbler
MI
Nashville Warbler
MI
Northern Parula
MI
Yellow Warbler
21st-30th
MI
MI
Chestnut-sided Warbler
MI
Magnolia Warbler
MI
Cape May Warbler
MI
Black-throated Green Warbler
MI
Blackburnian Warbler
MI
Yellow-throated Warbler
NLP/UP
NLP/UP
MI
MI
Pine Warbler
MI
Kirtland's Warbler
SLP
MI
MI
MI
Prairie Warbler
MI
MI
Palm Warbler
MI
Bay-breasted Warbler
MI
Blackpoll Warbler
MI
Cerulean Warbler
UP
UP
MI
MI
Black-and-white Warbler
MI
American Redstart
MI
Prothonotary Warbler
UP
UP
MI
MI
Worm-eating Warbler
MI
MI
MI
MI
Louisiana Watherthrush
MI
MI
Kentucky Warbler
MI
MI
MI
MI
Connecticut Warbler
MI
MI
Mourning Warbler
MI
MI
Hooded Warbler
MI
MI
Wilson's Warbler
MI
Canada Warbler
MI
Yellow-breasted Chat
MI
MI
MI
MI
Scarlet Tanager
MI
MI
Summer Tanager
MI
MI
MI
MI
American Tree Sparrow
MI
Clay-colored Sparrow
MI
Grasshopper Sparrow
MI
MI
MI
Henslow's Sparrow
MI
MI
MI
Le Conte's Sparrow
MI
Fox Sparrow
MI
Harris's Sparrow
MI
Lapland Longspur
MI
Snow Bunting
MI
MI
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
MI
Indigo Bunting
MI
Dickcissel
MI
MI
MI
Bobolink
MI
Western Meadowlark
MI
MI
MI
Yellow-headed Blackbird
MI
MI
Rusty Blackbird
MI
Brewer's Blackbird
SLP
SLP
SLP
SLP
Orchard Oriole
MI
MI
MI
Pine Grosbeak
MI
MI
Common Redpoll
MI
Hoary Redpoll
MI
MI
MI
MI
**and any away from SMRR Fall Hawk Watch (Lake Erie Metropark)
***Legband details if possible
****1st year birds
*****all non-calling birds
Source: Michigan Bird Survey Form - Fall


Season Dates
Spring 1 March - 31 May
Summer 1 June - 31 July
Fall 1 August - 30 November
Winter 1 December - 28 February

*Refer to a Michigan Checklist for those species considered Casual or Accidental by the Michigan Bird Records Committee, regardless of season and location-
A Checklist of Michigan Birds is available for viewing on the following websites:
Michiganbirds.org - Checklist
Michigan Bird Records Committee:Entire Checklist  Concise Review List

A printable version of a checklist developed by Northern Michigan Birding is available for download - NMB Michigan Checklist (in pdf format).

Scott Hickman's Upper Peninsula Field Checklist is also available for download via Northern Michigan Birding.


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