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Great map found by @PaulK! Be sure to check it out.

https://kiwifoto.com/rba/plot.php

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32 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

I am “Down with the Sickness”, or would.  

Sorry to hear. Perhaps it will stick long enough that you can go.

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39 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

You bet! I’m going to pick up @Tanager 101on the way, early Saturday I think. Hope it’s found again (only that one sighting this morning) or it’s hiding spot discovered. It’s a massive place for that guy to be hanging around…

Keep us updated. 

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

How about sending it to California???

 

37 minutes ago, Kevin said:

Texas

<Looks at California's species total.......Looks at Texas' species total......Looks at Michigan's species total.....shakes head enthusiastically>

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4 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Michigan’s 1st Red-cockaded Woodpecker seen in Muskegon County on a Golf Course.  Audio and video obtained.  I believe this is the 4th State first this year.  

Wow!!!

Unless eBird is hiding birds in Tennessee and Kentucky, it looks like the closest birds to Michigan are in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

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1 minute ago, Peromyscus said:

Wow!!!

Unless eBird is hiding birds in Tennessee and Kentucky, it looks like the closest birds to Michigan are in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

I hadn't looked at the maps yet, but that is crazy if so.  

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25 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

I hadn't looked at the maps yet, but that is crazy if so.  

It was crazy when one showed up in northern Virginia (Annandale in Fairfax County) in 2007, and that was roughly only 140 miles from the nearest population in the southeast part of the state (Big Woods WMA in Sussex County, near Wakefield).

The range map in the second edition big Sibley does not show the species in either Tennessee or Kentucky, so eBird doesn't seem to be hiding any locations.

It looks like the Michigan location is very roughly 500 and more miles from any population of the species. As far as I know it's pretty sedentary, and is a southeastern pine forest specialist.

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1 hour ago, Peromyscus said:

It was crazy when one showed up in northern Virginia (Annandale in Fairfax County) in 2007, and that was roughly only 140 miles from the nearest population in the southeast part of the state (Big Woods WMA in Sussex County, near Wakefield).

The range map in the second edition big Sibley does not show the species in either Tennessee or Kentucky, so eBird doesn't seem to be hiding any locations.

It looks like the Michigan location is very roughly 500 and more miles from any population of the species. As far as I know it's pretty sedentary, and is a southeastern pine forest specialist.

I'm assuming you are talking about current year on the map?  I see Ohio had a sighting in 1975, and one in 2000 in Illinois.  Regardless, this is a crazy sighting and would probably take the cake most years if not for this Southern Lapwing (assuming approved by MBRC).  

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5 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Michigan’s 1st Red-cockaded Woodpecker seen in Muskegon County on a Golf Course.  Audio and video obtained.  I believe this is the 4th State first this year.  

This should say audio and photos obtained.  

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55 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

I'm assuming you are talking about current year on the map?  I see Ohio had a sighting in 1975, and one in 2000 in Illinois.  Regardless, this is a crazy sighting and would probably take the cake most years if not for this Southern Lapwing (assuming approved by MBRC).  

I was referring to the last 10 years on eBird, which correlate with the 2nd edition big Sibley range map.

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8 minutes ago, Tanager 101 said:

Well we got at the location at about 11am. The last time it was seen that day was 9 am. @Birding Boy and I missed the lapwing ?. Seen again the next morning too........

Oof. Well, you can't see rare birds if you never try for 'em. I've dipped on my fair share as well. I once woke up at 3 am and drove 4 hours to see California's first (and still only) Yellow-browed Warbler, only to mill around with 80 other people looking for a bird that had taken off in the winds the night before.

At least now you have a Common Redshank to chase...

29 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

Common Redshank - Pte. Mouillee Michigan, and a debate about possible Limpkin.  

 

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2 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Oof. Well, you can't see rare birds if you never try for 'em. I've dipped on my fair share as well. I once woke up at 3 am and drove 4 hours to see California's first (and still only) Yellow-browed Warbler, only to mill around with 80 other people looking for a bird that had taken off in the winds the night before.

At least now you have a Common Redshank to chase...

 

Yeah except I am busy until Sunday and even after that I will have a hard time finding a way to get down there. Haha @Birding Boywill probably get them without me since he is close?

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14 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Wish I had something to chase right now! It’s really slow here lately.

Early July tends to be the slowest time of year in CA, but by the end of the month southbound shorebirds start to shake things up.

As a school administrator, it’s always a little painful to have this (July) be my biggest chunk of time off. It would be so sweet to have time off in September and October!

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

Common Redshank - Pte. Mouillee Michigan, and a debate about possible Limpkin.  

The redshank is the fifth first for the state this year, right?

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