NAMC Wayne County summaries

May 12, 2012

See blog post at Net Results.

May 14, 2011

(see also account of Dearborn portion at RRBO blog)

5:00 AM- 7:30 PM EDT.  Temperature 52°F to 65°F.  Wind 3 mph N to 10 mph N.  Cloud cover 100% with sporadic light rain.

14 observers in 11 parties.  Total party hours: 84 (59 hours on foot, 23 hours by car, 2 hours owling).  Total party miles: 224 (57 party miles on foot, 161 party miles by car, 6 miles owling).  0 hours of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA HQ, Crosswinds Marsh, Willow Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Dearborn, Lower Rouge Park, Oakwoods Metropark, Willow Run Airport, Plymouth, Northville, Holliday Nature Preserve, and Westland. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Daryl Aspery, Tom Carpenter, Cathy Carroll, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Rodney Laura, Bruce McCulloch, Dave Mendus, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Todd Palgut, Walt Pawloski, Don Sherwood.

156 species and 9581 individuals.

Canada Goose 427, Mute Swan 128, Trumpeter Swan 2, Wood Duck 43, Mallard 215, Canvasback 2, Redhead 3, Ring-necked Duck 1, Common Goldeneye 1, Common Merganser 2, Hooded Merganser 1, Ring-necked Pheasant 12, Wild Turkey 4, Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 2, Double-crested Cormorant 313,  American Bittern 2, Least Bittern 3, Great Blue Heron 43, Great Egret 18, Green Heron 10, Black-crowned Night Heron 18, Turkey Vulture 21, Osprey 2, Bald Eagle 5, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Cooper’s Hawk 12, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 14, American Kestrel 3, Sora 3, American Coot 1, Sandhill Crane 2, Killdeer 49, Solitary Sandpiper 1, Spotted Sandpiper 15, Upland Sandpiper 2, American Woodcock 3, Bonaparte’s Gull 17, Ring-billed Gull 608, Herring Gull 10, Caspian Tern 1, Common Tern 128, Forster’s Tern 6, Rock Pigeon 49, Mourning Dove 96, Black-billed Cuckoo 1, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2, Eastern Screech-Owl 2, Great Horned Owl 4, Common Nighthawk 2, Chimney Swift 90, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 23, Belted Kingfisher 10, Red-bellied Woodpecker 48, Downy Woodpecker 66, Hairy Woodpecker 14, Northern Flicker 30, Eastern Wood Pewee 15, Acadian Flycatcher 1, Alder Flycatcher 1, Willow Flycatcher 13, Least Flycatcher 10, Empidonax sp. 4, Eastern Phoebe 6, Great Crested Flycatcher 34, Eastern Kingbird 64, Yellow-throated Vireo 2, Blue-headed Vireo 3, Warbling Vireo 79, Philadelphia Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 58, Blue Jay 207, American Crow 42, Horned Lark 7, Purple Martin 32, Tree Swallow 226, No. Rough-winged Swallow 63, Bank Swallow 2, Cliff Swallow 41, Barn Swallow 377, Black-capped Chickadee 165, Tufted Titmouse 50, Red-breasted Nuthatch 5, White-breasted Nuthatch 33, Carolina Wren 11, House Wren 61, Marsh Wren 34, Golden-crowned Kinglet 3, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 9, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 61, Eastern Bluebird 9, Veery 5, Grey-cheeked Thrush 1, Swainson’s Thrush 33, Hermit Thrush 4, Wood Thrush 26, American Robin 855, Gray Catbird 195, Northern Mockingbird 1, Brown Thrasher 5, European Starling 532, Cedar Waxwing 68, Blue-winged Warbler 7, Tennessee Warbler 44, Orange-crowned Warbler 3, Nashville Warbler 29, Northern Parula 11, Yellow Warbler 200, Chestnut-sided Warbler 38, Magnolia Warbler 37, Cape May Warbler 2, Black-throated Blue Warbler 7, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 30, Black-throated Green Warbler 27, Blackburnian Warbler 16, Pine Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 5, Bay-breasted Warbler 9, Blackpoll Warbler 11, Black-and-white Warbler 9, American Redstart 34, Prothonotary Warbler 3, Ovenbird 14, Northern Waterthrush 5, Common Yellowthroat 64, Hooded Warbler 1, Wilson’s Warbler 7, Canada Warbler 10, Yellow-breasted Chat 2, Scarlet Tanager 11, Eastern Towhee 6, Chipping Sparrow 41, Field Sparrow 16, Savannah Sparrow 55, Grasshopper Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 108, Swamp Sparrow 17, White-throated Sparrow 30, White-crowned Sparrow 25, Northern Cardinal 204, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 103, Indigo Bunting 44, Bobolink 8, Red-winged Blackbird 689, Eastern Meadowlark 11, Common Grackle 525, Brown-headed Cowbird 229, Orchard Oriole 1, Baltimore Oriole 183, House Finch 62, Pine Siskin 1, American Goldfinch 273, House Sparrow 254.


May 8, 2010

6:30 AM- 8:20 PM EDT.  Temperature 47°F to 50°F.  Wind 13 mph W to 31 mph NW.  Cloud cover 95-100% with regular rain.

11 observers in 10 parties.  Total party hours: 80.83 (34 hours on foot, 23.83 hours by car, 3 hour owling).  Total party miles: 192.55 (28.05 party miles on foot, 145.5 party miles by car, 19 miles owling).  1 hours of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA HQ, Crosswinds Marsh, Willow Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Dearborn, Allen Park – Fairlane Green, Oakwoods Metropark, Humbug marsh (Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge), Willow Run Airport, Hines Park, Lincoln Park. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Daryl Aspery, Cathy Carroll, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Carl Drife, Jim Fowler, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Jerry Sadowski, Walt Pawloski, Dave Washington.

141 species and 8870 individuals.

Canada Goose 667, Mute Swan 60, Wood Duck 24, Gadwall 9, American Black Duck 2, Mallard 114, Blue-winged Teal 4, Green-winged Teal 2, Common Merganser 4, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Hooded Merganser 3, Ring-necked Pheasant 7, Wild Turkey 1, Pied-billed Grebe 2, Double-crested Cormorant 96,  American Bittern 1, Great Blue Heron 48, Great Egret 28, Green Heron 1, Black-crowned Night Heron 2, Turkey Vulture 18, Bald Eagle 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Cooper’s Hawk 3, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 9, Virginia Rail 1, Sora 3, Sandhill Crane 5, Black-bellied Plover 5, Semipalmated Plover 1, Killdeer 47, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 2, Solitary Sandpiper 2, Spotted Sandpiper 21, Least Sandpiper 1, Dunlin 2, American Woodcock 1, Bonaparte’s Gull 16, Ring-billed Gull 726, Herring Gull 25, Caspian Tern 2, Common Tern 85, Forster’s Tern 89, Black Tern 2, Rock Pigeon 52, Mourning Dove 98, Black-billed Cuckoo 1, Eastern Screech-Owl 1, Great Horned Owl 1, Chimney Swift 21, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2, Belted Kingfisher 7, Red-bellied Woodpecker 21, Downy Woodpecker 20, Hairy Woodpecker 4, Northern Flicker 23, Eastern Wood Pewee 2, Least Flycatcher 2, Eastern Phoebe 5, Great Crested Flycatcher 7, Eastern Kingbird 14, Yellow-throated Vireo 2, Blue-headed Vireo 1, Warbling Vireo 37, Red-eyed Vireo 11, Blue Jay 45, American Crow 17, Horned Lark 25, Purple Martin 8, Tree Swallow 282, No. Rough-winged Swallow 209, Bank Swallow 355, Cliff Swallow 23, Barn Swallow 1004, Black-capped Chickadee 67, Tufted Titmouse 32, White-breasted Nuthatch 13, Carolina Wren 7, House Wren 44, Marsh Wren 5, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 43, Eastern Bluebird 8, Veery 1, Swainson’s Thrush 3, Hermit Thrush 3, Wood Thrush 2, American Robin 646, Gray Catbird 47, Brown Thrasher 1, European Starling 665, Blue-winged Warbler 5, Tennessee Warbler 4, Nashville Warbler 17, Northern Parula 3, Yellow Warbler 87, Chestnut-sided Warbler 4, Magnolia Warbler 6, Cape May Warbler 1, Black-throated Blue Warbler 1, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 57, Black-throated Green Warbler 7, Blackburnian Warbler 3, Palm Warbler 6, Black-and-white Warbler 8, American Redstart 2, Ovenbird 7, Northern Waterthrush 5, Common Yellowthroat 34, Hooded Warbler 1, Yellow-breasted Chat 2, Scarlet Tanager 2, Eastern Towhee 10, Chipping Sparrow 41, Clay-colored Sparrow 1, Field Sparrow 14, Savannah Sparrow 43, Song Sparrow 34, Swamp Sparrow 12, White-throated Sparrow 37, White-crowned Sparrow 49, Northern Cardinal 111, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 33, Indigo Bunting 10, Bobolink 7, Red-winged Blackbird 478, Eastern Meadowlark 16, Common Grackle 194, Brown-headed Cowbird 163, Orchard Oriole 2, Baltimore Oriole 117, House Finch 26, American Goldfinch 146, House Sparrow 250.


May 9, 2009

(see also account of Dearborn portion at RRBO blog)

5:30 AM- 7:30 PM EDT.  Temperature 60°F to 66°F.  Wind 5 mph S to 13 mph NNW.  Cloud cover 80% in AM and 75% in PM.

14 observers in 10 parties.  Total party hours: 57.75 (39 hours on foot, 17.75 hours by car, 1 hour owling).  Total party miles: 240.25 (32.75 party miles on foot, 206.5 party miles by car, 1 miles owling).  6 hours of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA HQ, Crosswinds Marsh, Lower Huron Metropark, Willow Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Dearborn, Allen Park – Fairlane Green, Oakwoods Metropark, Humbug marsh (Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge), Willow Run Airport, Maybury State Park, Plymouth Township Park, Holliday Nature Preserve. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Daryl Aspery, Cathy Carroll, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Roni Hutchinson, Jamie Jacob, Greg Norwood, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Todd Palgut, Natalie Ray, Jerry Sadowski, Walt Pawloski.

147 species and 8190 individuals.

Canada Goose 519, Mute Swan 63, Trumpeter Swan 2, Wood Duck 30, Mallard 135, Blue-winged Teal 3, Green-winged Teal 2, Canvasback 1, Hooded Merganser 1, Ruddy Duck 4, Ring-necked Pheasant 9, Wild Turkey 1, Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 5, Double-crested Cormorant 22,  American Bittern 8, Great Blue Heron 42, Great Egret 16, Green Heron 1, Black-crowned Night Heron 8, Turkey Vulture 41, Osprey 1, Bald Eagle 1, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Cooper’s Hawk 3, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 9, American Kestrel 3, Peregrine Falcon 1, Virginia Rail 4, Sora 5, Sandhill Crane 5, Killdeer 68, Greater Yellowlegs 2, Lesser Yellowlegs 11, Solitary Sandpiper 3, Spotted Sandpiper 11, Upland Sandpiper 2, Wilson’s Snipe 2, American Woodcock 5, Ring-billed Gull 728, Herring Gull 21, Caspian Tern 1, Common Tern 135, Forster’s Tern 7, Rock Pigeon 39, Mourning Dove 97, Eastern Screech-Owl 1, Great Horned Owl 3, Chimney Swift 34, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7, Belted Kingfisher 5, Red-headed Woodpecker 3, Red-bellied Woodpecker 36, Downy Woodpecker 46, Hairy Woodpecker 8, Northern Flicker 32, Eastern Wood Pewee 3, Least Flycatcher 14, Eastern Phoebe 8, Great Crested Flycatcher 25, Eastern Kingbird 27, Yellow-throated Vireo 5, Blue-headed Vireo 6, Warbling Vireo 62, Red-eyed Vireo 16, Philadelphia Vireo 1, Blue Jay 172, American Crow 31, Horned Lark 2, Purple Martin 1, Tree Swallow 220, No. Rough-winged Swallow 62, Bank Swallow 6, Cliff Swallow 21, Barn Swallow 217, Black-capped Chickadee 70, Tufted Titmouse 27, White-breasted Nuthatch 25, Carolina Wren 7, House Wren 92, Marsh Wren 3, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 78, Eastern Bluebird 15, Veery 7, Swainson’s Thrush 15, Hermit Thrush 2, Wood Thrush 23, American Robin 586, Gray Catbird 133, European Starling 741, Cedar Waxwing 32, Blue-winged Warbler 12, Golden-winged Warbler 1, Tennessee Warbler 10, Nashville Warbler 42, Northern Parula 1, Yellow Warbler 171, Chestnut-sided Warbler 9, Magnolia Warbler 7, Cape May Warbler 1, Black-throated Blue Warbler 3, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 92, Black-throated Green Warbler 11, Blackburnian Warbler 4, Palm Warbler 13, Bay-breasted Warbler 3, Blackpoll Warbler 1, Black-and-white Warbler 7, American Redstart 10, Ovenbird 11, Northern Waterthrush 6, Common Yellowthroat 46, Hooded Warbler 2, Wilson’s Warbler 2, Scarlet Tanager 12, Eastern Towhee 13, Chipping Sparrow 40, Field Sparrow 34, Savannah Sparrow 33, Song Sparrow 60, Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 13, White-throated Sparrow 38, White-crowned Sparrow 131, Northern Cardinal 156, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 62, Indigo Bunting 26, Bobolink 4, Red-winged Blackbird 863, Eastern Meadowlark 19, Yellow-headed Blackbird 1, Common Grackle 257, Brown-headed Cowbird 234, Orchard Oriole 3, Baltimore Oriole 188, House Finch 20, Pine Siskin 3, American Goldfinch 189, House Sparrow 229.


May 10, 2008

4:30 AM – 6:30 PM. Start temperature 45°F to 65°F. Wind 7 mph to 9 mph NE. Cloud cover 0% in AM and PM.

14 observers in 10 parties. Total party hours: 72 (54 hours on foot, 15 hours by car, 3 hours owling). Total party miles: 221 (50 party miles on foot, 163 party miles by car, 8 miles owling). 4 hours of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA HQ, Crosswinds Marsh, Lower Huron Metropark, Willow Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Dearborn, Allen Park – Fairlane Green, Oakwoods Metropark, Humbug marsh (Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge), Willow Run Airport, Maybury State Park. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Cathy Carroll, Jackie Copeland, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Roni Hutchinson, Rhonda Lesperance, Dave Mendus, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Mike O’Leary, Walt Pawloski.

143 species and 9856 individuals.

Canada Goose 622, Mute Swan 56, Wood Duck 29, Gadwall 1, Mallard 126, Blue-winged Teal 1, Canvasback 1, Bufflehead 5, Ring-necked Pheasant 13, Pied-billed Grebe 2, Double-crested Cormorant 24, American Bittern 3, Great Blue Heron 37, Great Egret 13, Green Heron 9, Black-crowned Night Heron 3, Turkey Vulture 60, Osprey 2, Bald Eagle 5, Sharp-shinned Hawk 4, Cooper’s Hawk 10, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 23, American Kestrel 3, Merlin 1, Virginia Rail 2, Sora 9, Common Moorhen 2, American Coot 1, Sandhill Crane 4, Killdeer 98, Greater Yellowlegs 4, Lesser Yellowlegs 3, Solitary Sandpiper 5, Spotted Sandpiper 26, Upland Sandpiper 3, Semipalmated Sandpiper 2, Least Sandpiper 4, Pectoral Sandpiper 2, Dunlin 38, Wilson’s Snipe 2, American Woodcock 4, Ring-billed Gull 1500, Herring Gull 10, Common Tern 35, Forster’s Tern 26, Sterna sp. 20, Black Tern 1, Rock Dove 77, Mourning Dove 134, Eastern Screech-Owl 3, Great Horned Owl 2, Chimney Swift 50, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Belted Kingfisher 6, Red-headed Woodpecker 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 54, Downy Woodpecker 57, Hairy Woodpecker 6, Northern Flicker 37, Eastern Wood Pewee 1, Willow Flycatcher 1, Least Flycatcher 10, Eastern Phoebe 11, Great Crested Flycatcher 28, Eastern Kingbird 26, Yellow-throated Vireo 3, Blue-headed Vireo 4, Warbling Vireo 58, Red-eyed Vireo 24, Blue Jay 193, American Crow 39, Horned Lark 1, Purple Martin 20, Tree Swallow 261, No. Rough-winged Swallow 60, Bank Swallow 1, Cliff Swallow 60, Barn Swallow 354, Black-capped Chickadee 73, Tufted Titmouse 26, Red-breasted Nuthatch 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 25, Carolina Wren 23, House Wren 122, Marsh Wren 17, Golden-crowned Kinglet 2, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 47, Eastern Bluebird 11, Veery 3, Swainson’s Thrush 12, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 42, American Robin 674, Gray Catbird 158, Brown Thrasher 3, European Starling 696, Cedar Waxwing 32, Blue-winged Warbler 9, Tennessee Warbler 3, Nashville Warbler 53, Northern Parula 6, Yellow Warbler 142, Chestnut-sided Warbler 11, Magnolia Warbler 8, Cape May Warbler 1, Black-throated Blue Warbler 1, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 154, Black-throated Green Warbler 8, Blackburnian Warbler 3, Palm Warbler 18, Black-and-white Warbler 7, American Redstart 9, Prothonotary Warbler 1, Ovenbird 18, Northern Waterthrush 4, Common Yellowthroat 63, Wilson’s Warbler 2, Yellow-breasted Chat 2, Scarlet Tanager 9, Eastern Towhee 17, Chipping Sparrow 39, Field Sparrow 72, Savannah Sparrow 27, Song Sparrow 122, Lincoln’s Sparrow 7, Swamp Sparrow 13, White-throated Sparrow 75, White-crowned Sparrow 94, Northern Cardinal 186, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 56, Indigo Bunting 26, Bobolink 8, Red-winged Blackbird 723, Eastern Meadowlark 19, Common Grackle 426, Brown-headed Cowbird 318, Orchard Oriole 1, Baltimore Oriole 168, House Finch 16, American Goldfinch 280, House Sparrow 212.


May 12, 2007

4:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Start temperature 46°F, end 57°F. Wind 7 mph to 11 mph SE to E. Cloud cover 100% in AM and PM. Rain throughout day. 13 observers in 8 parties. Total party hours: 88.5 (48 hours on foot, 12 hours by car, 16.5 hours owling). Total party miles: 162 (47 party miles on foot, 99 party miles by car, 16 miles owling). 8.5 hours of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Crosswinds Marsh, Willow Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, Humbug marsh (Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge), Rouge Park, Willow Run Airport, Maybury State ParkObservers: Kevin Arnold, Daryl Aspery, Cathy Carroll, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Barbara Fiddes, Jim Fowler, Willie Hale, Greg Norwood, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Mike O’Leary, Walt Pawloski.

141 species and 7663 individuals.
Canada Goose 402, Mute Swan 37, Wood Duck 26, Mallard 97, Ruddy Duck 7, Ring-necked Pheasant 9,Wild Turkey 1, Pied-billed Grebe 2, Double-crested Cormorant 82, American Bittern 4, Great Blue Heron 33, Great Egret 8, Green Heron 1, Black-crowned Night-Heron 7, Turkey Vulture 31, Osprey 1, Bald Eagle 8, Cooper’s Hawk 7, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 11, buteo sp. 1, American Kestrel 2, Virginia Rail 1, Sora 10, American Coot 3, Sandhill Crane 4, Killdeer 46, Spotted Sandpiper 8, Least Sandpiper 5, peep sp. 1, Wilson’s Snipe 1, American Woodcock 6, shorebird sp. 10, Ring-billed Gull 533, Herring Gull 4, Caspian Tern 1, Common Tern 15, Forster’s Tern 2, Rock Dove 83, Mourning Dove 108, Black-billed Cuckoo 1, Eastern Screech-Owl 5, Great Horned Owl 3, Common Nighthawk 1, Chimney Swift 72, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 13, Belted Kingfisher 6, Red-headed Woodpecker 5, Red-bellied Woodpecker 47, Downy Woodpecker 46, Hairy Woodpecker 8, Northern Flicker 27, Eastern Wood Pewee 6, Willow Flycatcher 4, Least Flycatcher 5, Empidonax sp. 4, Eastern Phoebe 7, Great Crested Flycatcher 30, Eastern Kingbird 51, Yellow-throated Vireo 6, Blue-headed Vireo 7, Warbling Vireo 63, Red-eyed Vireo 50, Blue Jay 133, American Crow 18, Horned Lark 6, Purple Martin 15, Tree Swallow 154, No. Rough-winged Swallow 55, Bank Swallow 22, Cliff Swallow 81, Barn Swallow 239, Black-capped Chickadee 57, Tufted Titmouse 36, White-breasted Nuthatch 24, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 11, House Wren 60, Marsh Wren 24, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher61, Eastern Bluebird 15, Veery 6, Gray-cheeked Thrush 1, Swainson’s Thrush 20, Wood Thrush 28, American Robin 434, Gray Catbird 142, Brown Thrasher 2, European Starling 696, American Pipit 22, Cedar Waxwing 2, Blue-winged Warbler 3, Tennessee Warbler 39, Orange-crowned Warbler 1, Nashville Warbler 22, Northern Parula 8, Yellow Warbler 219, Chestnut-sided Warbler 16, Magnolia Warbler 25, Cape May Warbler 11, Black-throated Blue Warbler 7, Yellow-rumped Warbler 92, Black-throated Green Warbler 26, Blackburnian Warbler 8, Palm Warbler 8, Bay-breasted Warbler 16, Blackpoll Warbler 2, Cerulean Warbler 1, Black-and-white Warbler 8, American Redstart 11, Prothonotary Warbler 1, Ovenbird 15, Northern Waterthrush 2, Mourning Warbler 2, Connecticut Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 86, Hooded Warbler 1, Wilson’s Warbler 3, Canada Warbler 4, Yellow-breasted Chat 4, Scarlet Tanager 21, Eastern Towhee 9, Chipping Sparrow 41, Field Sparrow 38, Savannah Sparrow 43, Grasshopper Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 99, Lincoln’s Sparrow 5, Swamp Sparrow 10, White-throated Sparrow 25, White-crowned Sparrow 54, Northern Cardinal 178, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 70, Indigo Bunting 42, Bobolink 3, Red-winged Blackbird 699, blackbird sp. 10, Eastern Meadowlark 32, Common Grackle 349, Brown-headed Cowbird 204, Orchard Oriole 2, Baltimore Oriole 151, House Finch 29, American Goldfinch 236, House Sparrow 212.


May 13, 2006

5:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Start temperature 46°F, end 57°F. Wind 7 mph to 11 mph SE to E. Cloud cover 100% in AM and PM. Rain thoughout day. 14 observers in 12 parties. Total party hours: 71 (56 hours on foot, 15 hours by car) plus 1 hour owling. Total party miles: 218 (47 party miles on foot, 171 party miles by car) plus 1 mile owling. One hour of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Crosswinds Marsh, Willow Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, Humbug marsh (Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge), Rouge Park, western Wayne County. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Daryl Aspery, Cathy Carroll, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Roni Hutchison, Fred McDonald, Greg Norwood, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Mike O’Leary, Walt Pawloski, Rick Simek, Jerry Sniderman.

135 species and 8998 individuals.

Canada Goose 357, Mute Swan 79, Wood Duck 56, Mallard 172, Common Merganser 4, Ruddy Duck 2, Ring-necked Pheasant 12, Common Loon 1, Double-crested Cormorant 61, Great Blue Heron 26, Great Egret 13, Green Heron 5, Black-crowned Night Heron 2, Turkey Vulture 11, Osprey 1, Bald Eagle 2, Cooper’s Hawk 3, Red-tailed Hawk 9, American Kestrel 3, Sora 1, Killdeer 74, Greater Yellowlegs 4, Lesser Yellowlegs 3, Solitary Sandpiper 5, Spotted Sandpiper 8, Upland Sandpiper 2, Least Sandpiper 2, Pectoral Sandpiper 2, Dunlin 4, American Woodcock 4, Ring-billed Gull 169, Herring Gull 4, gull sp. 7, Common Tern 27, Forster’s Tern 4, Rock Dove 278, Mourning Dove 195, Black-billed Cuckoo 1, Eastern Screech-Owl 7, Great Horned Owl 1, Common Nighthawk 4, Chimney Swift 37, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4, Belted Kingfisher 12, Red-headed Woodpecker 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 58, Downy Woodpecker 53, Hairy Woodpecker 11, Northern Flicker 56, Eastern Wood Pewee 4, Least Flycatcher 16, empidonax sp. 2, Eastern Phoebe 5, Great Crested Flycatcher 31, Eastern Kingbird 18, White-eyed Vireo 1,Yellow-throated Vireo 2, Blue-headed Vireo 2, Warbling Vireo 74, Red-eyed Vireo 38, Blue Jay 177, American Crow 29, Horned Lark 1, Purple Martin 2, Tree Swallow 138, No. Rough-winged Swallow 54, Cliff Swallow 77, Barn Swallow 317, Black-capped Chickadee 45, Tufted Titmouse 18, White-breasted Nuthatch 22, Carolina Wren 26, House Wren 94, Marsh Wren 2, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 24, Eastern Bluebird 17, Veery 24, Swainson’s Thrush 24, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 32, American Robin 901, GrayCatbird 164, Northern Mockingbird 1, Brown Thrasher 4, European Starling 1166, Cedar Waxwing 18, Blue-winged Warbler 3, Golden-winged Warbler 2, Tennessee Warbler 10, Nashville Warbler 28, Northern Parula 4, Yellow Warbler 146, Chestnut-sided Warbler 39, Magnolia Warbler 28, Cape May Warbler 10, Black-throated Blue Warbler 13, Yellow-rumped Warbler 76, Black-throated Green Warbler 15, Blackburnian Warbler 16, Palm Warbler 8, Bay-breasted Warbler 19, Blackpoll Warbler 2, Cerulean Warbler 1, Black-and-white Warbler 13, American Redstart 21, Prothonotary Warbler 3, Ovenbird 37, Northern Waterthrush 5, Mourning Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 31, Wilson’s Warbler 2, Scarlet Tanager 17, Eastern Towhee 14, Chipping Sparrow 24, Field Sparrow 24, Savannah Sparrow 51, Henslow’s Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 91, Lincoln’s Sparrow 6, Swamp Sparrow 6, White-throated Sparrow 49, White-crowned Sparrow 33, Northern Cardinal 172, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 70, Indigo Bunting 37, Bobolink 2, Red-winged Blackbird 753, Eastern Meadowlark 46, Rusty Blackbird 5, Common Grackle 609, Brown-headed Cowbird 151, Orchard Oriole 2, Baltimore Oriole 208, House Finch 18, AmericanGoldfinch 231, House Sparrow 413.


May 14, 2005

5:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Start temperature 57°F, end 63°F. Wind 5mph to 15mph S to W. Cloud cover 100% in AM, clear in PM. Periodic rain AM. 18 observers in 15 parties. Total party hours: 80.75 (65.25 hours on foot, 15.5 hours by car) plus 2 hours owling. Total party miles: 180 (67 party miles on foot, 113 party miles by car) plus 4 miles owling. Two
hours of feeder watching.

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Grosse Ile, Lake Erie Metropark, Crosswinds Marsh, Willow Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, Humbug Marsh (Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge), Rouge Park, Brownstown township, NW Wayne Co. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Daryl Aspery, Cathy Carroll, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Roni Hutchison, Richard Kik IV , Fred McDonald, Greg Norwood, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Walt Pawloski,
Bill Rapai, Jessica St. Amour, Andreas Sambel, Larissa Sambel, Pam Simek, Rick Simek.

141 species and 10559 individuals.

Canada Goose 474, Mute Swan 24, Wood Duck 43, Mallard 155, Blue-winged Teal 1, Canvasback 1, Ring-necked Pheasant 8, Common Loon 1, Pied-billed Grebe 3, Double-crested Cormorant 89, American Bittern 2, Great Blue Heron 45, Great Egret 12, Little Blue Heron 1, Green Heron 7, Turkey Vulture 29, Bald Eagle 4, Cooper’s Hawk 7, Red-tailed Hawk 15, Virginia Rail 2, Sora 8, Semipalmated Plover 12, Killdeer 82, Greater Yellowlegs 8, Lesser Yellowlegs 5, yellowlegs sp. 1, Solitary Sandpiper 10, Spotted Sandpiper 27, Upland Sandpiper 1, Semipalmated Sandpiper 4, Least Sandpiper 64, Pectoral Sandpiper 1,Dunlin 65, American Woodcock 4, Ring-billed Gull 530, Herring Gull 26, gull sp. 16, Common Tern 21, Forster’s Tern 29, sterna sp. 6, Rock Pigeon 140, Mourning Dove 193, Black-billed Cuckoo 4, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Eastern Screech-Owl 11, Great Horned Owl 4, Common Nighthawk 2, Chimney Swift 87, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5, Belted Kingfisher 7, Red-headed Woodpecker 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 48, Downy Woodpecker 38, Hairy Woodpecker 13, Northern Flicker 44, Eastern Wood Pewee 9, Willow Flycatcher 7, Least Flycatcher 20, empidonax sp. 2, Eastern Phoebe 6, Great Crested Flycatcher 32, Eastern Kingbird 39, Yellow-throated Vireo 9, Blue-headed Vireo 4, Warbling Vireo 79, Philadelphia Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 75, Blue Jay 430, American Crow 41, Purple Martin 13, Tree Swallow 233, No. Rough-winged Swallow 108, Bank Swallow 26, Cliff Swallow 50, Barn Swallow 663, Black-capped Chickadee 42, Tufted Titmouse 14, Red-breasted Nuthatch 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 16, Brown Creeper 2, Carolina Wren 22, House Wren 106, Marsh Wren 7, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 45, Eastern Bluebird 8, Veery 28, Swainson’s Thrush 53, Hermit Thrush 2, Wood Thrush 48, American Robin 672, Gray Catbird 160, Brown Thrasher 2, EuropeanStarling 844, Cedar Waxwing 8, Blue-winged Warbler 10, Golden-winged Warbler 6, Tennessee Warbler 8, Orange-crowned Warbler 3, Nashville Warbler 60, NorthernParula 17, Yellow Warbler 251, Chestnut-sided Warbler 50, Magnolia Warbler 46, Cape May Warbler 4, Black-throated Blue Warbler 39, Yellow-rumped Warbler 161, Black-throated Green Warbler 55, Blackburnian Warbler 36, Palm Warbler 61, Bay-breasted Warbler 23, Blackpoll Warbler 4, Black-and-white Warbler 37, American Redstart 50, Ovenbird 56, Northern Waterthrush 9, Common Yellowthroat 59, Wilson’s Warbler 6, Canada Warbler 4, Yellow-breasted Chat 1, Scarlet Tanager 28, Eastern Towhee 22, Chipping Sparrow 69, Field Sparrow 42, Savannah Sparrow 29, Song Sparrow 110, Lincoln’s Sparrow 12, Swamp Sparrow 1, White-throated Sparrow 78, White-crowned Sparrow 222, Northern Cardinal 161, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 88, Indigo Bunting 35, Bobolink 3, Red-winged Blackbird 778, Eastern Meadowlark 22, Brewer’s Blackbird 4,Common Grackle 569, Brown-headed Cowbird 141, Orchard Oriole 4, Baltimore Oriole 181, House Finch 33, Pine Siskin 6, American Goldfinch 269, House Sparrow 219.


May 8, 2004

6 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. Start temperature 42°F, end 60°F. Wind calm to 8mph E. Cloud cover 100% in AM, clear in PM.13 observers in 5 parties. Total party hours: 37 (31.5 hours on foot, 5.5 hours by car). Total party miles: 113 (27 party miles on foot, 86 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Lake Erie Metropark, Crosswinds Marsh, Willow Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA headquarters, NW Wayne Co. Observers: Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Roni Hutchison, Rhonda Lesperance, Bryn Martin & students, Greg Norwood, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Dan Sanders, Walt Pawloski.

131 species and 6341 individuals.

Pied-billed Grebe 1, Double-crested Cormorant 64, Great Blue Heron 32, Great Egret 7, Green Heron 3, Black-crowned Night Heron 1, Mute Swan 117, Canada Goose 295, Wood Duck15, Gadwall 6, American Wigeon 2, Green-winged Teal 1, Mallard 63, Bufflehead 1, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Turkey Vulture 13, Bald Eagle 5, NorthernHarrier 1, Sharp-shinned Hawk 2, Cooper’s Hawk 2, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 7, buteo sp. 1, American Kestrel 1, Ring-necked Pheasant 4, Virginia Rail 2, Sora 4, Semipalmated Plover 8, Killdeer 24, Greater Yellowlegs 4, Lesser Yellowlegs 41, Solitary Sandpiper 5, Spotted Sandpiper 11, Least Sandpiper 1, Bonaparte’s Gull 56, Ring-billed Gull 487, Herring Gull 14, gull sp. 25, Caspian Tern 5, Common Tern 2, Forster’s Tern 25, sterna sp. 21, Rock Pigeon 74, Mourning Dove 36, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Chimney Swift 27, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Belted Kingfisher 6, Red-headed Woodpecker 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 21, Downy Woodpecker 22, Hairy Woodpecker 4, Northern Flicker 26, Eastern Wood Pewee 4, Least Flycatcher 8, empidonax sp. 1, EasternPhoebe 5, Great Crested Flycatcher 7, Eastern Kingbird 12, Horned Lark 3, Purple Martin 8, Tree Swallow 199, No. Rough-winged Swallow 61, Bank Swallow 22, Cliff Swallow 77, Barn Swallow 183, swallow sp. 1000, Blue Jay 66, American Crow 23, Black-capped Chickadee 38, Tufted Titmouse 7, White-breasted Nuthatch 9, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 3, House Wren 51, Marsh Wren 12, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 17, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20, Eastern Bluebird 13, Veery 1, Swainson’s Thrush 1, Hermit Thrush 2, Wood Thrush 25, American Robin 559, Gray Catbird 63, Brown Thrasher 7, Cedar Waxwing 12, European Starling 234, Blue-headed Vireo 6, Yellow-throated Vireo 4, Warbling Vireo 40, Philadelphia Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 4, Blue-winged Warbler 6, Golden-winged Warbler 2, Nashville Warbler 38, Northern Parula 1, Yellow Warbler 91, Chestnut-sided Warbler 8, Magnolia Warbler 5, Black-throated Blue Warbler 5, Yellow-rumped Warbler 170, Black-throated Green Warbler 31, Blackburnian Warbler 3, Palm Warbler 8, Black-and-white Warbler 21, American Redstart 4, Ovenbird 30, Northern Waterthrush 2, Common Yellowthroat 42, Yellow-breasted Chat 1, Scarlet Tanager 9, Northern Cardinal 92, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 37, Indigo Bunting 3, Eastern Towhee 7, Chipping Sparrow 21, Clay-colored Sparrow 1, Field Sparrow 7, Vesper Sparrow 4, Savannah Sparrow 3, Song Sparrow 81, Lincoln’s Sparrow 8, Swamp Sparrow 12, White-throated Sparrow 189, White-crowned Sparrow 92, Bobolink 1, Red-winged Blackbird 316, Eastern Meadowlark 26, Rusty Blackbird 2, Common Grackle 190, Brown-headed Cowbird 82, Baltimore Oriole 78, House Finch 12, American Goldfinch 95, House Sparrow 92.


May 10, 2003

6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Start temperature 55°F, end 72°F. Wind NNW 7 to SW 11 MPH in PM. Cloud cover rain in AM, partly cloudy in PM. 10 observers in 8 parties. Total party hours: 53.75 (7 hours stationary, 1 hours owling, 40 hours on foot, 5.75 hours by car). Total party miles: 86 (39 party miles on foot, 47 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Belle Isle, Lake Erie Metropark, Crosswinds Marsh,Willow Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, western Wayne Co. Observers: Daryl Aspery, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Kim Hall, Roni Hutchison, Gary Hutman, Bryn Martin, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Mike O’Leary, Walt Pawloski.

124 species and 4630 individuals.

Pied-billed Grebe 1, Double-crested Cormorant 48, Great Blue Heron 37, Great Egret 10, Green Heron 6, Black-crowned Night-heron 2, Tundra Swan 1,Mute Swan 21, Canada Goose 254, Wood Duck 17, Mallard 81, Blue-winged Teal 5, Turkey Vultue 23, Bald Eagle 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk 2, Cooper’s Hawk 3, Red-tailed Hawk 8, American Kestrel 1, Peregrine Falcon 1, Ring-necked Pheasant 8, Northern Bobwhite 1, Virginia Rail 1, Sora 3, Killdeer 17, Spotted Sandpiper 16, American Woodcock 1, Ring-billed Gull 233, HerringGull 19, gull sp. 4, Caspian Tern 16, Common Tern 1, Forster’s Tern 2, Sterna sp. 27, Rock Dove 65, Mourning Dove 92, Eastern Screech-Owl 3, Common Nighthawk 1, Chimney Swift 15, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6, Belted Kingfisher 6, Red-headed Woodpecker 4, Red-bellied Woodpecker 24, Downy Woodpecker 29, Hairy Woodpecker 3, Northern Flicker 32, Eastern Wood-Pewee 3, Least Flycatcher 11, Empidonax sp. 4, Eastern Phoebe 6, Great Crested Flycatcher 7, Eastern Kingbird 27, Tree Swallow 95, N. Rough-winged Swallow 34, Bank Swallow 1, Cliff Swallow 109, Barn Swallow 152, Blue Jay 257, American Crow 19, Black-capped Chickadee 26, Tufted Titmouse 8, White-breasted Nuthatch 7, Carolina Wren 4, House Wren 39, Marsh Wren 6, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25, Eastern Bluebird 7, Veery 3, Swainson’s Thrush 2, Hermit Thrush 3, Wood Thrush 26, American Robin 255, Gray Catbird 71, Northern Mockingbird 1, Brown Thrasher 2, Cedar Waxwing 57, European Starling 336, Blue-headed Vireo 11, Yellow-throated Vireo 7, Warbling Vireo 25, Red-eyed Vireo 5, Blue-winged Warbler 6, Tennessee Warbler 10, Orange-crowned Warbler 4, Nashville Warbler 56, Northern Parula 2, Yellow Warbler 84, Chestnut-sided Warbler 12, Magnolia Warbler 8, Cape MayWarbler 1, Black-throated Blue Warbler 2, Yellow-rumped Warbler 63, Black-throatedGreen Warbler 30, Blackburnian Warbler 4, Pine Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 22,Bay-breasted Warbler 1, Blackpoll Warbler 6, Cerulean Warbler 3, Black-and-white Warbler 22, American Redstart 3, Ovenbird 22, Northern Waterthrush 8, Mourning Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 39, Scarlet Tanager 2, Northern Cardinal 108, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 23, Indigo Bunting 6, Eastern Towhee 14, Chipping Sparrow 19, Field Sparrow 18 Savannah Sparrow 9, Song Sparrow 68, Lincoln’s Sparrow 4, Swamp Sparrow 10, White-throated Sparrow 71, White-crowned Sparrow 87, Red-winged Blackbird 394, blackbird sp. 15, Eastern Meadowlark 20, Common Grackle 315, Brown-headed Cowbird 101, Orchard Oriole 2, Baltimore Oriole 147, House Finch 12, American Goldfinch 114, House Sparrow 82.


May 11, 2002

6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Start temperature 40°F, end 51°F. Wind calm to E 12 MPH in PM. Cloud cover clear in AM, rain in PM. 11 observers in 6 parties. Total party hours: 36.0 (2 hours stationary, 6 hours banding, 25.5 hours on foot, 2.5 hours by car). Total party miles: 69.25 (18.25 party miles on foot, 51 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Inkster, Belle Isle, Lake Erie Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA headquarters, Riverfront Park (Rockford), Crosswinds Marsh, Belleville, Willow Run Airport, Willow Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, Maybury State Park, William Holliday Park (Westland), northwest Wayne Co. Observers: Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Andy Dettling, Mark Dettling, Roni Hutchison, Darrin O’Brien (compiler), Mike O’Leary, Tom Pavlik, Walt Pawloski, Pam Simek, Rick Simek, Dave Washington.

124 species and 4140 individuals.

D-cr. Cormorant 6, G. Blue Heron 12, G. Egret 14, Green Heron 3, Mute Swan 35, Can. Goose 140, Wood Duck 19, Mallard 45, Blue-winged Teal 2, Ruddy Duck 1, Turkey Vulture 5, Bald Eagle 2, Cooper’s Hawk 2, Broad-winged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 2, American Kestrel 2, Ring-necked Pheasant 5, Sora 1, Killdeer 15, Lesser Yellowlegs 2, Solitary Sandpiper 2, Spotted Sandpiper 3, Upland Sandpiper 1, Bonaparte’s Gull 1, Ring-billed Gull 154, Herring Gull 41, gull sp. 80, Caspian Tern 1, Forster’s Tern 17, BlackTern 1, Rock Dove 35, Mourning Dove 80, Black-billed Cuckoo 2, Chimney Swift 16, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-headed Woodpecker 2, Red-bellied Woodpecker 17, Downy Woodpecker 34, Hairy Woodpecker 3, NorthernFlicker 20, Eastern Wood-Pewee 6, Alder Flycatcher 1, Least Flycatcher 7, Empidonaxsp. 2, Eastern Phoebe 3, Great Crested Flycatcher 10, Eastern Kingbird 18, Tree Swallow 188, N. Rough-winged Swallow 51, Bank Swallow 30, Cliff Swallow 20, Barn Swallow 154, Blue Jay 179, American Crow 55, Black-capped Chickadee 61, Tufted Titmouse 32, Red-breasted Nuthatch 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 22, Carolina Wren 4, House Wren 28, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 13, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 17, Eastern Bluebird 10, Veery 13, Swainson’s Thrush 10, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 13, American Robin 213, Gray Catbird 68, Brown Thrasher 1, Cedar Waxwing 12, European Starling 276, Blue-headed Vireo 2, Warbling Vireo 8, Red-eyed Vireo 14, Tennessee Warbler 3, Nashville Warbler 38, Northern Parula 5, Yellow Warbler 36, Chestnut-sided Warbler 30, Magnolia Warbler 44, Cape May Warbler 2, Black-throated Blue Warbler 5, Yellow-rumped Warbler 235, Black-throated Green Warbler 35, Blackburnian Warbler 9, Prairie Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 29, Bay-breasted Warbler 9, Black-and-white Warbler 13, American Redstart 9, Ovenbird 14, Northern Waterthrush 5, Common Yellowthroat 19, Wilson’s Warbler 2, Canada Warbler 1, Scarlet Tanager 4, Norhtern Cardinal 72, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 32, Indigo Bunting 10, Eastern Towhee 11, Chipping Sparrow 17, Clay-colored Sparrow 2, Field Sparrow 12, Savannah Sparrow 12, Song Sparrow 31, Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 5, White-throated Sparrow 77, White-crowned Sparrow 40, Bobolink 2, Red-winged Blackbird 338, Eastern Meadowlark 22, Common Grackle 125, Brown-headed Cowbird 100, Baltimore Oriole 101, House Finch 30, American Goldfinch 89, House Sparrow 86.


May 12, 2001

5:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Temperature 50 °F at dawn, 61 °F in p.m. Wind was NW at 15 mph in a.m. and NW at 10 mph in p.m. Cloud Cover from 100% in a.m. to 160% in p.m. 14 observers in 7 parties. Total party hours: 49.65 (0.5 hours stationary, 0.25 hours owling, 41.17 hours on foot, 8.48 hours by car). Total party miles: 239.3 (40 party miles on foot, 199.3 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Inkster, Belle Isle, Lake Erie Metropark, Pte. Mouillee SGA headquarters, Riverfront Park (Rockford), Crosswinds Marsh, Belleville, Willow Run Airport, Willow Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark, Maybury State Park, William Holliday Park (Westland). Observers: Kevin Arnold, Suzan Campbell, Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, John Lowry, Greg Norwood, Lisa Parsons, Tom Pavlik, Walt Pawloski, Tim Smart, Valeri Valappi, Robert Wittersheim.

125 species and 5,244 individuals.

D-cr. Cormorant 1, G. Blue Heron 12, G. Egret 7, Cattle Egret 1, Green Heron 8, Black-c. Night-Heron 1, Mute Swan 29, Can. Goose 259, Wood Duck 26, Mallard 165, N. Pintail 1, T. Vulture 17, Osprey 2, Bald Eagle 2, Sharp-sh. Hawk 1, Cooper’s Hawk 1, Red-t. Hawk 13, Am. Kestrel 1, Ring-n. Pheasant 7, Am. Coot 1, Killdeer 22, L. Yellowlegs 5, Sol. Sandpiper 1, Spotted Sandpiper 6, Least Sandpiper 1, Ring-b. Gull 449, Herring Gull19, Caspian Tern 2, Forster’s Tern 5, Rock Dove 103, Mourn. Dove 55, Great H. Owl 1, Chim. Swift 35, Ruby-th. Hummingbird 2, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-h. Woodpecker 3, Red-bel. Woodpecker 15, Downy ‘Woodpecker 9, Hairy Woodpecker 2, N. Flicker 26, E. Wood-Pewee 7, Willow Flycatcher 1, Least Flycatcher 11, E. Phoebe 3, G. Cr. Flycatcher 18, E. Kingbird 27, H. Lark 2, Tree Swallow 209, N. Rough-w. Swallow 67, Bank Swallow 38, Cliff Swallow 63, Barn Swallow 186, Blue Jay 97, Am. Crow 101, Black-c. Chickadee 36, Tufted Titmouse 34, White-br. Nuthatch 10, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 4, House Wren 42, Marsh Wren 7, Ruby-cr. Kinglet 2, Blue-g. Gnatcatcher 17, E. Bluebird 13, Veery 10, Gray-ch. Thrush 2, Swainson’s Thrush 18, Hermit Thrush 2, Wood Thrush 24, Am. Robin 402, Gray Catbird 113, Br. Thrasher 1, Cedar Waxwing 91, Eur. Starling 406, Blue-h. Vireo 1, Yel.-th. Vireo 3, Warb. Vireo 45, Red-eyed Vireo 36, Tenn. Warbler 15, Nash. Warbler 10, Yellow Warbler 61, Ch.-sided Warbler 10, Mag. Warbler 23, Black-th.Blue Warbler 5, Yel.-rump. Warbler 24, Black-th. Green Warbler 32, Blackburnian Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 4, Bay-br. Warbler 5, Blackpoll Warbler 1, B&W Warbler 12, Am. Redstart 5, Prothonotary Warbler 1, Ovenbird 24, N. Waterthrush 6, Com. Yellowthroat 34, Hooded Warbler 1, Wilson’s Warbler 1, Canada Warbler 1, Scarlet Tanager 11, N. Cardinal 105, Rose-br. Grosbeak 47, Indigo Bunting 37, E. Towhee 20, Chip. Sparrow 24, Clay-col. Sparrow 1, Field Sparrow 16, Sav. Sparrow 13, Grass. Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 62, Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 7, White-th. Sparrow 17, White-cr. Sparrow 11, Bobolink 9, Red-w. Blackbird 345, E. Meadowlark 22, W. Meadowlark 1, C. Grackle 185, Br.-h. Cowbird 69, Orchard Oriole 4, Balt. Oriole 127, House Finch 31, Am. Goldfinch 122, House Sparrow 212.


May 13, 2000

5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Temperature 63 °F in a.m., 68 °F in p.m. Wind was NW at 3-5 mph in a.m. and NW at 20-40 mph in p.m.. Cloud Cover, from 100% in a.m. to 25% in p.m. 14 observers in 8 parties. Total party hours: 49.6 (4 party hours stationary (banding), 0.25 party hours owling (1 stop), 33.10 party hours on foot, 12.25 party hours by car). Total party miles: 273.50 (40.00 party miles on foot, 233.50 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Belle Isle (Detroit), Elizabeth Park (Ecorse), Grosse Ile, Willow Run Airport (Belleville), Crosswinds Marsh (Sumpter Twp.), William Holliday Park (Westland), Detroit Metro Airport (Romulus), Newburgh Lake-Hines Drive (Plymouth), Lower Huron Metropark (Huron Twp.), Willow Metropark (Huron Twp.), Oakwoods Metropark (Huron Twp.), Lake Erie Metropark (Rockwood), UM-Dearborn, plus various areas in Livonia and Inkster. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves, Mary Cypher, Paul Cypher, Roni Kulchar, John Lowry, Fred McDonald, Walt Pawloski, Rick Simek, Jessica St. Amour, Val Valoppi, Robert Wittersheim.

131 species and 5,258 individuals.

Double-cr. Cormorant 3; Gr. Blue Heron 17; Gr. Egret 36; Green Heron 5; Tundra Swan 1; Mute Swan 9; Can. Goose 215; Wood Duck 12; Mallard 155; Redhead 2; Hood. Merganser 1; Ruddy Duck 6; T. Vulture 18; Osprey 1; Cooper’s Hawk 2; Red-should. Hawk 2; Broad-w. Hawk 1; Red-t. Hawk 11; Am. Kestrel 3; Ring-n. Pheasant 2; Am. Coot 2; Sandhill Crane 2; Killdeer 27; L. Yellowlegs 9; Sol. Sandpiper 1; Spotted Sandpiper 4; Upland Sandpiper 1; Least Sandpiper 13; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-b. Gull 337; Herring Gull 31; gull sp. 43; Caspian Tern 1; Forster’s Tern 11; Rock Dove 146; Mourn. Dove 71; Black-b. Cuckoo 2; Yellow-b. Cuckoo 1; Chim. Swift 23; Ruby-th. Hummingbird 3; Belted Kingfisher 6; Red-h. Woodp. 1; Red-bell. Woodp. 13; Downy Woodp. 16; Hairy Woodp. 3; N. Flicker 31; E. Wood-Pewee 8; Acadian Flyc. 1; Willow Flyc. 2; Least Flyc. 10; E. Phoebe 2; G. Crest. Flycatcher 26; E. Kingbird 28; H. Lark 3; P. Martin 20; Tree Swallow 142; N. Rough-w. Swallow 20; Bank Swallow 14; Cliff Swallow 106; Barn Swallow 252; Blue Jay 137; Am. Crow 131; Black-c. Chickadee 28; T. Titmouse 16; White-br. Nuthatch 7; Car. Wren 2; House Wren 56; Marsh Wren 1; Ruby-cr. Kinglet 4; Blue-g. Gnatcatcher 7; E. Bluebird 2; Veery 6; Gray-ch. Thrush 1; Swainson’s Thrush 21; Hermit Thrush 1; WoodThrush 23; Am. Robin 405; G. Catbird 93; Ced. Waxwing 31; E. Starling 471; Blue-h.Vireo 1; Yel.-th. Vireo 1; Warbling Vireo 34; Red-eyed Vireo 40; Blue-w. Warbler 1; Tenn. Warbler 23; Orange-cr. Warbler 1; Nash. Warbler 14; Yellow Warbler 71; Chestnut-s. Warbler 6; Mag. Warbler 23; Black-th. Blue Warbler 6; Yellow-rump. Warbler 25; Black-th. Green Warbler 10; Blackburnian Warbler 5; Palm Warbler 1; Bay-br. Warbler 14; Blackpoll Warbler 5; Black-and-white Warbler 2; Am. Redstart 18; Prothonotary Warbler 1; Ovenbird 13; N. Waterthrush 6; Com. Yellowthroat 20; Hooded Warbler 1; Wilson’s Warbler 5; Canada Warbler 3; Scarlet Tanager 10; N. Cardinal 89; Rose-br. Grosbeak 21; Indigo Bunting 44; E. Towhee 11; Chip. Sparrow 24; Field Sparrow 11; Sav. Sparrow 5; Grasshopper Sparrow 2; Song Sparrow 70; Lincoln’s Sparrow 1; White-th. Sparrow 17; White-cr. Sparrow 16; Bobolink 2; Red-w. Blackbird 363; E. Meadowlark 15; W. Meadowlark 1; C. Grackle 211; Brown-h. Cowbird 121; Orchard Oriole 6; Balt. Oriole 113; House Finch 47; Am. Goldfinch 88; House Sparrow 238.


May 8, 1999

5:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Temperature 51 °F in a.m., 63 °F in p.m. Wind was SW at 3-5 mph in a.m. and SW at 20-30 mph in p.m.. Cloud Cover, from 10% in a.m. to 100% with rain in p.m. 17 observers in 13 parties. Total party hours: 61.73 (6.25 party hours stationary (banding), 0.25 party hours owling (1 stop), 44.90 party hours on Foot, 10.33 party hours by car). Total party miles: 220.70 (44.50 party miles on foot, 176.20 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Belle Isle (Detroit), Woodland Meadows Landfill (Canton), Willow Run Airport (Belleville), Pte. Mouillee SGA Headquarters (Rockwood), Willow Metropark (Huron Twp.), Oakwoods Metropark (Huron Twp.), Lower Huron Metropark (Huron Twp.), UM-Dearborn, Crosswinds Marsh (Sumpter Twp.), Lake Erie Metropark (Rockwood), William Holliday Park (Westland), Maybury SP (Northville), Newburgh Lake-Hines Drive (Plymouth), plus various areas in Livonia and Inkster. Observers: Kevin Arnold, Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves, Mary Cypher, Paul Cypher, Glenn Dent, Jim Fowler Jr., Roni Kulchar, Nancy Hooper, Ronald Hooper, John Lowry, Tim Nowicki, Mike O’Leary, Karl Overman, Walt Pawloski, Rick Simek, Michael Walski, Dave Washington, Robert Wittersheim.

134 species and 6,476 individuals.

Pied-b. Grebe 2; Double-cr. Cormorant 8; Gr. Blue Heron 28; Gr. Egret 16; Green Heron 10; Mute Swan 10; Can. Goose 187; Wood Duck 22; Green-w. Teal 2; Mallard 111; Blue-w. Teal 4; Turkey Vulture 16; Osprey 2; Bald Eagle 2; Cooper’s Hawk 4; Broad-w. Hawk 4; Red-t. Hawk 17; Am. Kestrel 3; Ring-n. Pheasant 5; Am. Coot 2; Sandhill Crane 2; Am. Golden-Plover 30;Killdeer 38; Gr. Yellowlegs 1; L. Yellowlegs 12; Solitary Sandpiper 9; Spotted Sandpiper 10; Upland Sandpiper 1; Dunlin 1; Am. Woodcock 1; Ring-b. Gull 1189; Herring Gull 73; gull sp. 13; Forster’s Tern 10; Rock Dove 212; Mourning Dove 102; Black-b. Cuckoo 1; Yellow-b. Cuckoo 1; E. Screech-Owl 2; Chimney Swift 24; Belted Kingfisher 6; Red-h. Woodp. 5; Red-bel. Woodp. 12; Downy Woodp. 25; Hairy Woodp. 6; N. Flicker 38; Least Flyc. 7; E. Phoebe 5; Gr. Crested Flyc. 13; E. Kingbird 26; H. Lark 8; P. Martin 4; Tree Swallow 133; N. Rough-w. Swallow 32; Bank Swallow 52;Cliff Swallow 94; Barn Swallow 131; Blue Jay 186; Am. Crow 88; Black-cap. Chickadee 57; Tufted Titmouse 32; White-br. Nuthatch 19; Car. Wren 8; House Wren 65; Wint. Wren 1; Marsh Wren 2; Ruby-cr. Kinglet 3; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6; E. Bluebird 12; Veery 3; Gray-ch. Thrush 1; Swainson’s Thrush 13; Wood Thrush 28; Am. Robin 338; Gray Catbird 90; N. Mockingbird 1; Cedar Waxwing 2; Cedar Waxwing 2; Eur. Starling 408; White-eyed Vireo 4;Blue-h. Vireo 6; Yellow-thr. Vireo 2; Warb. Vireo 26; Red-eyed Vireo 14; Blue-winged Warbler 5; Tenn. Warbler 44; Orange-cr. Warbler 1; Nash.Warbler 25; N. Parula 2; Yellow Warbler 135; Chestnut-s. Warbler 6; Magnolia Warbler 4; Cape May Warbler 1; Black-th. Blue Warbler 4; Yellow-r. Warbler 75; Black-th. Green Warbler 14; Blackburnian Warbler 4; Palm Warbler 4; Bay-br. Warbler 2; B & W Warbler 11; Am. Redstart 4; Ovenbird 10; N. Waterthrush 1; Com. Yellowthroat 21; Wilson’s Warbler 1; Yellow-br. Chat 3; Scarlet Tanager 3; N. Cardinal 100; Rose-br. Grosbeak 20; Indigo Bunting 22; E. Towhee 14; Chip. Sparrow 48; Field Sparrow 34; Vesper Sparrow1; Savannah Sparrow 23; Grasshopper Sparrow 2; Henslow’s Sparrow 1; Song Sparrow 94; Lincoln’s Sparrow 2; Swamp Sparrow 5; White-th. Sparrow 21; White-cr. Sparrow 45; Dark-eyed Junco 1; Bobolink 2; Red-w. Blackbird 568; E. Meadowlark 33; W. Meadowlark 6; Rusty Blackbird 6; Com. Grackle 199; Brown-h. Cowbird 112; Orchard Oriole 4; Balt. Oriole 149; House Finch 26; Am. Goldfinch 105; House Sparrow 253.


May 9, 1998

5:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Temperature 53 °F at dawn, 58 °F in a.m., 65 °F at noon, 72 °F in p.m. Wind was NE at 3-10 mph in a.m. and NE at 10-15 mph in p.m.. Cloud Cover variable, from 80% in a.m. to 10% in p.m. 8 observers in 5 parties. Total party hours: 25.8 (0.25 party hours Owling, 1.4 party hours Stationary, 15.5 hours on Foot, 8.7 party hours by car). Total party miles: 205.2 (17.2 party miles on foot, 188 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Belle Isle (Detroit), Lake Erie Metropark (Rockwood), Pte. Mouillee headquarters (S. Rockwood), Oakwoods Metropark (Huron Twp.), Willow Metropark (Huron Twp.), Lower Huron Metropark (Huron Twp.), Willow Run Airport, Crosswinds Marsh (Sumpter Twp.), Woodland Meadows Landfill (Canton), UM-Dearborn, Observers: Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, John Lowry, Karen Lowry, Michael Walski, Mary Wise.

113 species and 4,987 individuals.

Pied-b. Grebe 1,D.-cr. Cormorant 3, Gr. Blue Heron 9, Gr. Egret 2, Green Heron 1, Mute Swan 6, Can. Goose 198, Wood Duck 23, Am. Black Duck 1, Mallard 160, Blue-w. Teal 3, Redhead 1, L. Scaup 1, Turkey Vulture 6, Red-t. Hawk 5, Virginia Rail 2, Sora 1, Killdeer 31, Sol. Sandpiper 1, Spotted Sandpiper 5, Upland Sandpiper 5, Ring-b. Gull 600, Herring Gull 12, Common Tern 5, Forster’s Tern 16, Black Tern 1, Rock Dove 44, Mourn. Dove 66,Chimney Swift 5, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-head. Woodpecker 1, Red-bel. Woodpecker 11, Downy Woodpecker 25, Hairy Woodpecker 2, N. Flicker 24, Least Flycatcher 3, E. Phoebe 1, Gr. Crested Flycatcher 3, E. Kingbird 16, Horned Lark 9, Purple Martin 1, Tree Swallow 155, N. Rough-winged Swallow 6, Bank Swallow 4, Cliff Swallow 22, Barn Swallow 97, Blue Jay 295, Am. Crow 67, Bl.-cap. Chickadee 24, Tufted Titmouse 40, Red-br. Nuthatch 1,White-br. Nuthatch 6, Carolina Wren 8, House Wren 54, Marsh Wren 13, Ruby-cr. Kinglet 1, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12, E. Bluebird 2, Veery 4, Swainson’s Thrush 2, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 17, American Robin 366, Gray Catbird 17, Br. Thrasher 3, Cedar Waxwing 47, Eur. Starling 432, Blue-h. Vireo 2, Yel.-thr. Vireo 3, Warb. Vireo 20, Blue-w. Warbler 7, Tenn. Warbler 3, Nashville Warbler 40, N. Parula 2, Yellow Warbler 70, Ch.-sided Warbler2, Magnolia Warbler 1, Cape May Warbler 2, Black-thr. Blue Warbler 3, Yellow-r. Warbler 153, Black-thr. Green Warbler 5, Blackburnian Warbler 1, Palm Warbler 4, Black-and-white Warbler 12, Am. Redstart 1, Ovenbird 10, N. Waterthrush 1, Com. Yellowthroat 41, Scarlet Tanager 3, N. Cardinal 71, Rose-br. Grosbeak 25, Indigo Bunting 1, E. Towhee 13, Chipping Sparrow 30, Field Sparrow 20, Savannah Sparrow 32, Grasshopper Sparrow 4, Henslow’s Sparrow 1,Song Sparrow 88, Swamp Sparrow 6, White-thr. Sparrow 49, White-cr. Sparrow 1, Bobolink 6, Red-w. Blackbird 571, E. Meadowlark27, W. Meadowlark 3, Com. Grackle 217, Br.-h. Cowbird 90, Orchard Oriole 5, Balt. Oriole 60, House Finch 14, Am. Goldfinch 105, House Sparrow 154.


May 10, 1997

5:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Temperature 38 °F at dawn, 44 °F in a.m., 51 °F at noon, 55 °F in p.m. Wind was NW at 10 mph in a.m. and NW at 10-25 mph in p.m.. Cloud Cover 100% – 70%. Light rain in early a.m.13 observers in 6 parties. Total party hours: 47.6 (0.1 party hours Owling, 1 party hour Stationary, 36.9 hours on Foot, 9.6 party hours by car). Total party miles: 212.35 (31.75 party miles on foot, 180.6 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Belle Isle (Detroit), Willow Run Airport, Lower Huron Metropark (Huron Twp.), Willow Metropark (Huron Twp.), Crosswinds Marsh (Sumpter Twp.), UM-Dearborn, Oakwoods Metropark (Huron Twp.), Lake Erie Metropark (Rockwood), Maybury State Park (Northville). Observers: Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Gary Hutman, Mike Harold, John Lowry, Karen Lowry, Mike O’Leary, Michael Walski, Bob Wittersheim, 2 unnamed observers.

127 species and 6,437 individuals.

Com. Loon 1,Pied-b. Grebe 1, D.-cr. Cormorant 18, Gr. Blue Heron 13, Gr. Egret 13, Green Heron 1, Black-cr. Night Heron 1, Mute Swan 2, Can. Goose 361, Wood Duck 17, Mallard 113, Canvasback 1, L. Scaup 5, Red-br. Merganser 5, Turkey Vulture 13, Osprey 1,Sharp-sh. Hawk 1, Cooper’s Hawk 5, Broad-w. Hawk 1, Red-t. Hawk 10, Am. Kestrel 5,Ring-n. Pheasant 7, Sora 1, Killdeer 13, L. Yellowlegs 1, yellowlegs sp. 4, Sol. Sandpiper 1, Spotted Sandpiper 3, Upland Sandpiper 1, Ring-b. Gull 1730, Herring Gull 24, Caspian Tern 2, Forster’s Tern 7, Black Tern 1, Rock Dove 102, Mourn. Dove 80, Gr. Horned Owl 5, N. Saw-whet Owl 2, Chimney Swift 48, Belted Kingfisher 4, Red-head. Woodpecker 2, Red-bel. Woodpecker 19, Downy Woodpecker 31, Hairy Woodpecker 5, N. Flicker 22, Least Flycatcher 4, Gr. Crested Flycatcher 8, E. Kingbird 4, Horned Lark 5, Purple Martin13, Tree Swallow 199, N. Rough-winged Swallow 76, Bank Swallow 44, Cliff Swallow 8, Barn Swallow 190, Blue Jay 101, Am. Crow 114, Bl.-cap. Chickadee 46, Tufted Titmouse 31, Red-br. Nuthatch 1, White-br. Nuthatch 18, Brown Creeper 4, Carolina Wren 6, House Wren 32, Winter Wren 1, Marsh Wren 2, Ruby-cr. Kinglet 19, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 16, E. Bluebird 7, Veery 4, Gray-cheeked Thrush 1, Swainson’s Thrush 2, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 6, American Robin 285, Gray Catbird 36, Br. Thrasher 3, Cedar Waxwing22, Eur. Starling 463, Sol. (Blue-h.) Vireo 2, Red-eyed Vireo 3, Blue-w. Warbler 3, Golden-w. Warbler 2, Tenn. Warbler 1, Nashville Warbler 35, Yellow Warbler 41, Ch.-sided Warbler 8, Magnolia Warbler 7, Black-thr. Blue Warbler 5, Yellow-r. Warbler 263, Black-thr. Green Warbler 28, Blackburnian Warbler 7, Pine Warbler 2, Palm Warbler 62, Cerulean Warbler 1,Black-and-white Warbler 46, Am. Redstart 5, Prothonotary Warbler 1, Ovenbird 2, N. Waterthrush 5, Kentucky Warbler 1, Com. Yellowthroat 13, Wilson’s Warbler 2, Yellow-br. Chat 1, Scarlet Tanager 1, N. Cardinal 61, Rose-br. Grosbeak 19, Indigo Bunting 2, E. Towhee 8, Chipping Sparrow 17, Field Sparrow 11, Savannah Sparrow 7, Grasshopper Sparrow 1,Song Sparrow 79, Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 6, White-thr. Sparrow 79, White-cr. Sparrow 8, Red-w. Blackbird 413, E. Meadowlark 26, W. Meadowlark 2, Com. Grackle 115, Br.-h. Cowbird 78, Balt. Oriole 23, Purple Finch 1, House Finch 19, Am. Goldfinch 83, House Sparrow 149.


May 11, 1996

5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Temperature 41 °F at dawn, 44 °F in a.m., 48 °F at noon, 51 °F in p.m. Wind was N at 15 mph in a.m. and N at 10 mph in p.m.. Cloud Cover 100% most of day, clearing to 50% in late p.m.. Light rain most of day with intermittent periods of moderate rain in a.m. 11 observers in 7 parties. Total party hours: 27.5 (0.25 party hours Owling, 1 party hour Stationary, 19.25 hours on Foot, 7 party hours by car). Total party miles: 147 (13 party miles on foot, 134 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Lake Erie Metropark (Rockwood), Oakwoods Metropark (Huron Twp.), Willow Metropark (Huron Twp.), Lower Huron Metropark (Huron Twp.), William Holliday Park (Westland), UM-Dearborn, Belle Isle (Detroit). Observers: Rose Attilio, Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves, Paul Cypher, Gary Hutman, Jerry Sadowski, Rick Simek, Janelle Smith, David Stimac, Erica Stimac.

134 species and 6,475 individuals.

Com. Loon 1, Pied-b. Grebe 3,D.-cr. Cormorant 39, Gr. Blue Heron 4, Gr. Egret 5, Green Heron 3, Black-cr. Night Heron 7, Mute Swan 2, Can. Goose 117, Wood Duck 13, Mallard 103, Blue-w. Teal 2, N. Shoveler 2, Red-br. Merganser 15, Cooper’s Hawk 2, Broad-w. Hawk 5, Red-t. Hawk 8, Ring-n. Pheasant 3, Am. Coot 1, Killdeer 10, L. Yellowlegs 1, Sol. Sandpiper 1, Spotted Sandpiper 5, Ring-b. Gull 879, Herring Gull 219, Caspian Tern 3, Common Tern 2, Forster’s Tern 7, Rock Dove 233, Mourn. Dove 29, Whip-poor-will 1,Chimney Swift 2, Ruby-thr. Hummingbird 8, Belted Kingfisher 3, Red-head. Woodpecker 1, Red-bel. Woodpecker 7, Downy Woodpecker 24, Hairy Woodpecker 4, N. Flicker 24, E. Wood Pewee 2, Least Flycatcher 19, E. Phoebe 1, Gr. Crested Flycatcher 25, E. Kingbird 3, Tree Swallow 89, N. Rough-winged Swallow 79, Bank Swallow 30, Cliff Swallow 5, Barn Swallow 406, Blue Jay 135, Am. Crow 107, Bl.-cap. Chickadee 58, Tufted Titmouse 33, Red-br. Nuthatch 7, White-br. Nuthatch 13, Brown Creeper 1, Carolina Wren 3, House Wren 26, Winter Wren 1, Golden-crowned Kinglet 2, Ruby-cr. Kinglet 39, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14, E. Bluebird 3, Veery 34, Gray-cheeked Thrush 5, Swainson’s Thrush 29, Hermit Thrush 2, Wood Thrush 8, American Robin 126, Gray Catbird 52, Br. Thrasher 1, Cedar Waxwing 5, Eur. Starling 233, Sol. (Blue-headed) Vireo 13, Yel.-thr. Vireo 8, Warb. Vireo 8, Phil. Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 10, Blue-w. Warbler 8, Golden-w. Warbler 3, Tenn. Warbler 57, Orange-cr. Warbler 1, Nashville Warbler 160, N. Parula 4, Yellow Warbler 64, Ch.-sided Warbler 118, Magnolia Warbler 53, Cape May Warbler 8, Black-thr. Blue Warbler 50,Yellow-r. Warbler 417, Black-thr. Green Warbler 182, Blackburnian Warbler 27, Pine Warbler 3, Palm Warbler 45, Bay-br. Warbler 17, Blackpoll Warbler 1, Cerulean Warbler 1,Black-and-white Warbler 97, Am. Redstart 40, Prothonotary Warbler 1, Ovenbird 124, N. Waterthrush 12, Louisiana Waterthrush 2, Com. Yellowthroat 13, Hooded Warbler 1, Wilson’s Warbler 2, Yellow-br. Chat 2, Summer Tanager 1, Scarlet Tanager 11, N. Cardinal 56, Rose-br. Grosbeak 73, Indigo Bunting 14, R.-sided (Eastern) Towhee 2, Chipping Sparrow 37, Field Sparrow 7, Savannah Sparrow 1, Fox Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 43, Lincoln’s Sparrow 6, Swamp Sparrow 3, White-thr. Sparrow 218, White-cr. Sparrow 52, Bobolink 2, Red-w. Blackbird 241, E. Meadowlark 6, Rusty Blackbird 4, Com. Grackle 148, Br.-h. Cowbird 87, Orchard Oriole 1, N. (Baltimore) Oriole 34, House Finch 76, Pine Siskin 2, Am. Goldfinch 56, House Sparrow 345.


May 13, 1995

5:45 AM – 7:00 PM. Temperature 55 °F at dawn, 65 °F in a.m., 70 °F at noon, 65 °F in p.m. Wind was SE at 10-15 mph all day. Cloud Cover 10% at dawn, 90% in a.m., 100% at noon, 100% and intermittent light rain in p.m.24 observers in 4 parties (includes participants in public bird walks at UM-Dearborn). Total party hours: 27.25 (0.25 party hours Stationary, 20.1 hours on Foot, 6.9 party hours by car). Total party miles: 140.15 (16.75 party miles on foot, 123.4 party miles by car).

Areas covered: Pte. Mouillee Headquarters (S. Rockwood), Lake Erie Metropark (Rockwood), Oakwoods Metropark (Huron Twp.), Willow Metropark (Huron Twp.), Lower Huron Metropark (Huron Twp.), William Holliday Park (Westland), Maybury State Park (Northville), Bicentennial Park (Livonia), UM-Dearborn, Belle Isle (Detroit). Observers: Allen Chartier (Compiler), Nancy Chartier, Julie Craves (party leader at UM-Dearborn), Phil Chu, Gary Hutman, Curt Powell, Rick Simek, Janelle Smith, Tex Wells.

128 species and 4,918 individuals.

Double-cr. Cormorant 51, Gr. Blue Heron 17, Gr. Egret 17, Green Heron 3, Black-cr. Night Heron 1, Mute Swan 1, Can. Goose 190, Wood Duck 15, Mallard 85, Blue-w. Teal 2, Canvasback 1, L. Scaup 2, Bufflehead 2, Turkey Vulture 9, N. Harrier 1, Cooper’s Hawk 1, Red-t. Hawk 3, Am. Kestrel 1, Ring-n. Pheasant 6, Sora 1, Semip. Plover 4, Killdeer 27, L. Yellowlegs 1, Sol. Sandpiper 3, Spotted Sandpiper 6, Least Sandpiper 6, Dunlin 16, Ring-b. Gull 1085, Herring Gull 114, Com. Tern 2, Forster’s Tern 10, Black Tern 1, Rock Dove 96, Mourn. Dove 122, Com. Nighthawk 1, Chim. Swift 20, B. Kingfisher 4, Red-bel. Woodp. 4, Downy Woodp. 30, Hairy Woodp. 4, N. Flicker 23, E. Wood-Pewee 4, Alder Flyc. 1, Willow Flyc. 2, Least Flyc. 10, E. Phoebe 2, Gr. Crested Flyc. 9, E. Kingbird 9, Purple Martin 5, Tree Sw. 53, N. Rough-w. Sw. 21, Bank Sw. 3, Cliff Sw. 36, Barn Sw. 84, B. Jay 113, Am. Crow 69, Black-c. Chickadee 50, Tufted Titmouse 26, White-br. Nuthatch 8, Carolina Wren 3, House Wren 60, Marsh Wren 2, Ruby-cr. Kinglet 4, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 26, Veery 6, Swainson’s Thrush 6, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 6, Am. Robin 263, Gray Catbird 57, Brown Thrasher 5, Cedar Waxwing 1, Eur. Starling 310, Solitary (Blue-headed) Vireo 3, Yellow-thr. Vireo 5, Warbling Vireo 46, Red-eyed Vireo 14, Blue-w. Warbler 12, Golden-w. Warbler 1, “Brewster’s” Warbler 1, Tenn. Warbler 10, Nash. Warbler 42, N. Parula 5, Yellow Warbler 88, Chestnut-s. Warbler 22, Mag. Warbler 13, Cape May Warbler 6, Black-thr. Blue Warbler 3, Yellow-r. Warbler 42, Black-thr. Green Warbler 19, Blackb. Warbler 18, Palm Warbler 10, Bay-br. Warbler 8, Blackpoll Warbler 2, Cerulean Warbler 2, B&W Warbler 12, Am. Redstart 17, Prothonotary Warbler 1, Ovenbird 13, N. Waterthrush 7, Mourn. Warbler 1, Com. Yellowthroat 37, Hooded Warbler 2, Can. Warbler 2, Yellow-br. Chat 2, House Sparrow 113, SUMMER TANAGER 1 (mist-netted), Scarlet Tanager 10, N. Cardinal 68, Rose-br. Grosbeak 29, Indigo Bunting 21, Rufous-s. (Eastern) Towhee 5, Chip. Sparrow 26, Field Sparrow 8, Sav. Sparrow 12, Song Sparrow 95, Lincoln’s Sparrow 2, Swamp Sparrow 7, White-thr. Sparrow 12, White-cr. Sparrow 18, House Finch 41, Am. Goldfinch 109, E. Meadowlark 16, Red-w. Blackbird 238, Com. Grackle 168, Orchard Oriole 5, N.(Baltimore) Oriole 65, Brown-h. Cowbird 116, Bobolink 4.

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