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Recent Sightings

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

Sightings 11/2/18

Townsend's Solitaire. Harris's Sparrow       Highlights:         Townsend's Solitaire & Harris's Sparrow The season's second Townsend's Solitaire was seen on Oct. 20 and the second Harris's Sparrow of the season was seen on Oct. 25-26. As is typical this time of the year, the diversity is really winding down. There are [...]

2018-11-02T23:04:15+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings 11/2/18

Sightings 10/18/18

Say's Phoebe & American Avocet. Yellow-throated Warbler & Harris's Sparrow. Townsend's Solitaire. Highlights: Say's Phoebe, American Avocet, Yellow-throated Warbler, Harris's Sparrow and Townsend's Solitaire. October is often a great time for vagrants at WPBO, and it has been exciting in that regard recently. A Say's Phoebe and an American Avocet were seen on [...]

2018-10-18T23:52:13+00:00October 18th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings 10/18/18

Sightings update 10/8/18

Highlights: Summer Tanager & Lark Sparrow (photo above) I don't know how I let so much time pass by, but I did and there's nothing to do for it now except to jump right in. A Summer Tanager was photographed on September 17 and was surprisingly relocated for the first time on the 25th. It was [...]

2018-10-08T17:52:43+00:00October 8th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings update 10/8/18

Sightings Report for April 16th- May 3rd

American Wigeon by Skye Haas Greetings! Sorry for the long delay in blog posts, we were hit with a website issue right before Spring Fling and unable to get it worked out until now. Spring Fling was a good old time; it was great to connect with all our birder friends new and [...]

2018-05-06T21:47:32+00:00May 6th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings Report for April 16th- May 3rd

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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 9th, 2017|Recent Sightings|1 Comment