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As a hot-spot for migration, WPBO sees seasonal migrants of all kinds, including some rare vagrants.

Sightings Report for April 6-15, 2018

By Skye Haas, 2018 Spring Field Ornithologist And I thought there was little to report in my last update! Very little bird migration has occurred in April so far. Persistent north winds and frequent snow showers have plagued the research programs here at WPBO, and we have been setting some new late arrival [...]

2018-04-17T11:48:23+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings Report for April 6-15, 2018

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 30-April 5

By Skye Haas, Spring Field Ornithologist Sadly, there is not too much to report this week. We are stuck in a long-term holding pattern of cold north winds, and periodic snowstorms. We did get a few new season birds, with a trio of COMMON GOLDENEYE over the hawk deck on [...]

2018-04-09T11:59:08+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 30-April 5

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 22-29, 2018

By Skye Haas, 2018 Spring Field Ornithologist Hello everyone, here is the weekly sightings report for March 22-29. Aside from a few brief days of a welcomed warm-up, it remains very wintery up here at Whitefish Point. There has been some snow melt, and while the bay is still locked [...]

2018-03-30T09:10:48+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 22-29, 2018

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 15-21, 2018

By Skye Haas, 2018 Spring Ornithologist Spruce Grouse, Photo Skye Haas Greetings! Whitefish Point Bird Observatory kicked off its 2018 spring season on March 15, albeit it was pretty cold and snowy that day. Conditions are still very wintery up here, with about 3-4 feet of snow on the [...]

2018-03-22T09:42:20+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 15-21, 2018

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 27th-June 4th

White-winged Scoters by Skye Haas Greetings! Here is the last Whitefish Point Sightings Report for the spring 2017 season. But first I just want to thank and congratulate the WPBO staff for their hard work and long hours that they put in this season. From freezing temperatures to hordes of biting insects, the [...]

2018-01-12T13:05:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 27th-June 4th

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 27th-June 4th

White-winged Scoters by Skye Haas Greetings! Here is the last Whitefish Point Sightings Report for the spring 2017 season. But first I just want to thank and congratulate the WPBO staff for their hard work and long hours that they put in this season. From freezing temperatures to hordes of biting insects, the [...]

2017-06-09T10:04:02+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Recent Sightings|1 Comment

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 20-26th.

Greetings! The season here at Whitefish is rapidly coming to a close, though we are still a little puzzled as to where some of the birds are yet. It’s been a great migration for many species, but warblers have still been low numbers and vireos and flycatchers have been near absent so far. What little [...]

2017-05-26T23:33:00+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 20-26th.

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 9-19th

Greetings! I would like to start this week’s report off again with a plea for support for our annual Birdathon! We are now taking pledges for the event where we head out to see how many bird species we can find in a 24 hour period to raise funds for the count and banding projects [...]

2017-05-20T23:36:47+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Recent Sightings|1 Comment

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for May 1-8

Greetings again, sorry for the long absence, I was having some blog sign-in issues, but hopefully that has been all worked out. First an announcement- we are now taking pledges for our annual Birdathon! Every year in late May, the staff and few volunteers head out to find as many bird species as we can [...]

2017-05-09T07:17:17+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Recent Sightings|1 Comment