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23 Jul Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State. ["Frederico A.A. Lencioni" ]
23 Jul Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State. ["Frederico A.A. Lencioni" ]
23 Jul Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State. [Andy Deans ]
23 Jul Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State. [IORI ]
20 Jul Oldest Ruby-throated Hummingbird lives in Michigan [Allen Chartier ]
15 Jul Dickcissels at Sterling SP [Allen Chartier ]
6 Jul Fwd: [Mich-listers] Mowing the Fields at LSCMP [Allen Chartier ]
29 Jun New Ring-billed Gull nesting colony in Livonia? [Allen Chartier ]
1 Jun Re: King Rail - Belleville (Dane Co.) [Luc227 ]
18 May Metro Beach banding report - May 3-11, 2014 [Allen Chartier ]
18 May Macomb Co. NAMC data [Allen Chartier ]
12 May Macomb County NAMC data [Allen Chartier ]
9 May LOTS of hummingbird reports [Allen Chartier ]
6 May Macomb County NAMC [Allen Chartier ]
2 May Metro Beach banding report - April 23 & 27, 2014 [Allen Chartier ]
30 Apr Hummingbird arrivals update [Allen Chartier ]
30 Apr Hummingbird arrivals update [Allen Chartier ]
26 Apr Re: Alert: GARGANEY -- reported in Crex Meadows [Tom Prestby ]
25 Apr Flexing Pecs [Allen Chartier ]
22 Apr Metro Beach banding station report - April 17 & 19, 2014 [Allen Chartier ]
19 Apr Hummingbirds are coming! [Allen Chartier ]
19 Apr Hummingbirds are coming! [Allen Chartier ]
18 Apr Re: Marbled Godwit -- Ashton, Dane Co. [Nolan Pope ]
17 Apr Little Gull (gone?), Washtenaw, 17 Apr., 9;20am [Mike Sefton ]
26 Mar Announcing the Team eBird Michigan blog ["larus10 ." ]
14 Feb Re: Optics [Lynn Ott ]
17 Dec Re: Harlequin Ducks -- Rock River/Ft. Atkinson [Shawn Miller ]
2 Dec Fall 2013 banding summary - Metro Beach banding station, MI [Allen Chartier ]
26 Nov Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird [Allen Chartier ]
26 Nov Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird [Allen Chartier ]
27 Oct Re: Bolivian Snake ["Frederico A.A. Lencioni" ]
19 Oct Metro Beach banding station report - October 3-17, 2013 [Allen Chartier ]
5 Oct Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond []
5 Oct Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond [Chris Mccreedy ]
1 Oct Metro Beach banding station report - September 19-29, 2013 [Allen Chartier ]
18 Sep Metro Beach banding station report - September 4-15, 2013 [Allen Chartier ]
9 Sep Blog update - late summer hummingbirds [Allen Chartier ]
6 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [james law ]
5 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [zgwenithz ]
5 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [Lathe Claflin ]
4 Aug Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co. [Gregg Perez ]
23 Jul Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds [Allen Chartier ]
21 Jul Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds [Allen Chartier ]
21 Jul Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds [Allen Chartier ]
22 Jun Spring hummingbird arrival map update [Allen Chartier ]
22 Jun Spring hummingbird arrival map update [Allen Chartier ]
21 Jun Announcement #4 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
21 Jun Announcement #4 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
21 Jun ADMIN - moving to GLIN - Announcement #3 ["Bruce M. Bowman" ]
21 Jun Carolina Wrens [Michael Parow ]
21 Jun Acadian fllycatcher [GreenStreet ]
21 Jun Henslow's Sparrow Genesee County [Paul Poronto ]
21 Jun Stony Creek 6-19-2013 [Joy Barron ]
21 Jun OAS Field Trip to Lansing Area Take 3 [Edward Lewandowski ]
21 Jun Did field trip info go out? [Edward Lewandowski ]
20 Jun (OT) Last Call for the Wine & Cheese Get-together - Friday, 7:00 pm [Jack Smiley ]
20 Jun Dickcissels [Elvera Shappirio ]
20 Jun RE: OT Turtle [Dan Thiry ]
20 Jun Guess who was on NPR tonight? [Denise ]
20 Jun 3 YB Chats Crosswinds Marsh ["Daryl Aspery" ]
20 Jun Wastenaw Cty Dickcissel & BGBY update [Andrew Dettling ]
20 Jun Prairie Warbler [Andrew Dettling ]
20 Jun Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some [Heidi Dodson ]
20 Jun RE: OT Turtle ["Pam Moyer" ]
20 Jun Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some ["Juliet Berger" ]
20 Jun Lindley Road update [John Gannon ]
20 Jun RE: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18 ["Sue & Warren Faust" ]
20 Jun RE: OT Turtle ["LaHaie, Ivan" ]
20 Jun Re: OT Turtle []
20 Jun Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some [Catherine Carroll ]
20 Jun 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (3 of 3) [Karen Markey ]
19 Jun Bald eagle takes a sea lamprey -- Benzie County [Bill Rapai ]
19 Jun Hummingbird banding on NPR [Allen Chartier ]
19 Jun Re: OT Turtle []
19 Jun RE: OT Turtle [Stevie ]
19 Jun RE: OT Turtle [CJ McDonald ]

Subject: Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.
From: "Frederico A.A. Lencioni" <odonata970 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:31:02 -0300
Dear Mark et al.,

 I agree with you scan/photograph every specimen is, in my humble opinion, a 
misuses of space and time (except for types I think!!!) and no one will be able 
to identify (if a wrong previous ID had occur) for pictures) except in very 
huge discrepancies. I think you all (I`m just giving hunches as I stop most of 
my activities with Odonata after several problems) must create one website to 
gather all information in one place, with one good scan of a couple of the 
species (freshly collected) and picture of a live specimen (attached an example 
I'm planning to do with my collection) and then the list of the localities, 
based on collection. 

      Hugs,

      Fred Lencioni

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Subject: Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.
From: "Frederico A.A. Lencioni" <odonata970 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:14:35 -0300
Dear Mark et al.,

 I agree with you scan/photograph every specimen is, in my humble opinion, a 
misuses of space and time (except for types I think!!!) and no one will be able 
to identify (if a wrong previous ID had occur) for pictures) except in very 
huge discrepancies. I think you all (I`m just giving hunches as I stop most of 
my activities with Odonata after several problems) must create one website to 
gather all information in one place, with one good scan of a couple of the 
species (freshly collected) and picture of a live specimen (attached an example 
I'm planning to do with my collection) and then the list of the localities, 
based on collection. 

      Hugs,

      Fred Lencioni


  



Em 23/07/2014, (s) 09:33, Mark O'Brien  escreveu:

> We have approximately 36,000 Odonata records digitized at the UMMZ, and I 
estimate that it is far less than 10% of the Odonata collection. A TCN grant 
that we are on will get more Odes cataloged. Since the majority of the older 
material is still in paper triangles, it will be label data only, not imaging 
of the specimens, for which I see so much attention. It takes less time to 
enter the data from a label than it does to photograph a specimen and the 
entire workflow surrounding the imaging process. I fully agree with imaging 
exemplars, but I think it is a waste of resources and time to image every 
specimen (imagine if you will, imaging 5000 Ischnura verticalis - why?). 

> 
> We are also in the process of migrating all of the UM museums into Ke EMu 
(NOT my idea), and at this point I do not know where we will be in a year from 
now in the process. We are also moving all of our collections off-campus to a 
new facility that is currently under construction, so it is likely that in 3 
years from now, I will be working there. 

> Mark
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM, George L. Harp  wrote:
> FYI, several hundred odonate specimens in the Adult Odonata Collection of the 
Arkansas State University Museum of Zoology have been digitized. Access can be 
gained through the Ark. St. Univ. website, then to Biological Field stations, 
click on the one on the Buffalo National Scenic River. A group of students is 
also recording aquatic macroinvertebrate collections for online access. There 
are over 200,000 catalogued specimens in this particular collection. The four 
collections I established and curated during my time on the ASU faculty 
(aquatic macroinvertebrates, fishes, freshwater mussels, adult odonates), 
except for the adult odonate coll. which I brought home with me, was quickly 
falling onto bad times. Thanks to this band of students, however, the 
collections are rebounding. Some of the fishes and too many macroinvertebrates 
have been lost, but a large percent of both collections have survived. A 
malacologist from Little Rock, John Harris (also studied fishes under Anthony 
Echelle), has been coming up to stAte frequently to curate the mussels. 

> 
> George
> 
> ________________________________
> From: odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu [odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu] 
On Behalf Of John Abbott [jcabbott13 AT gmail.com] 

> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 2:54 PM
> To: Ryan M. Caesar
> Cc: Andy Deans; Odonata
> Subject: Re: [Odonata-l] Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.
> 
> In 2012 I presented at the Entomology Collections Network on the digitization 
and data capture initiatives I was pursuing with the insect collection at UT. 
This included imaging the odonate specimens. We imaged a couple of thousand 
before I left, but nearly the entire collection is now digitized and in a 
relational database. Here is a link the presentation, 
http://www.slideshare.net/ECNOfficer/abbott-utic-ecn2012 

> 
> John
> --
> 
> John C. Abbott
> http://www.abbottnaturephotography.com
> 
http://www.flickr.com/abbottnaturephotography 

> http://www.facebook.com/AbbottNaturePhotography
> http://jcabbottnaturephotography.blogspot.com/
> http://www.odonatacentral.org
> 
> On Jul 11, 2014, at 2:30 PM, Ryan Caesar 
> wrote: 

> 
> In a comment on the Penn State blog, Dennis mentioned that he isn't aware of 
any odonate collections being digitized. I suspect this is true of the big, 
comprehensive and well known odonate collections. 

> 
> However, the NSF has been funding like crazy to digitize insect collections 
at universities and museums around the country and those data are slowly 
becoming available online as I type (I personally just added 34,000 records of 
insects from the University of Hawaii, and have another 15,000 ready to go 
now). This does include both imaging and georeferencing specimen labels, and 
all the data are freely available to anyone online, and can be annotated, cross 
linked, etc. Worldwide there are already millions of records, most collections 
are being linked through common search engines and web portals. And this 
includes plenty of odonates. Perhaps the odonate community would like a more 
comprehensive review of this topic including links? I could provide that, 
later. 

> 
> Perhaps of greater immediate concern is that the big important Odonate 
collections aren't in on these efforts. I am thinking mainly of the IORI, which 
I know lacks the kind of infrastructure to accomplish such a goal easily. 
However, given the special situation of that collection and it's size and 
importance, it is possible that a few of us who are experienced in collection 
management and digitization could write a proposal to try and gets funding to 
digitize the IORI? The equipment needed is not very expensive, the computing 
infrastructure already exists, the main difficult issue would be time and 
personnel to actually do the work. That may require temporary, large loans of 
IORI's holdings to do the imaging somewhere else. 

> 
> after imaging, I guarantee that collection could have the data transcribed 
via crowdsourcing in a matter of months (and again, the computing infrastucture 
for that exists already). 

> 
> ryan
> 
> --
> Ryan M. Caesar, 
Ph.D. 

> Junior Researcher
> Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences
> University of Hawai'i at Manoa
> 310 Gilmore Hall, 3050 Maile Way
> Honolulu, HI 96822
> 808-956-9123
> 
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:21 AM, Hal White 
> wrote: 

> For those interested in Odonata curation, check out the blog on, "Odes on the 
verge of royal 
treatment" 
about funds to curate the Odonata collection at Penn State. Hopefully this 
effort will be completed by the time of the DSA meeting in State College, PA 
next June. Hal White 

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> (734)-647-2199
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Subject: Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.
From: Andy Deans <adeans AT psu.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:25:13 -0400
> imagine if you will, imaging 5000 Ischnura verticalis - why?


To allow their determinations to be verified, to look for phenotypic 
aberrations, to measure (albeit in a crude way) phenotypic variation, which 
could be extent of pigmentation, length, sizes/shapes of other parts, etc., to 
look for parasites (ceratopogonids), to look for evidence of prey (some of our 
specimens have parts of prey attached to them), and probably for reasons I 
hadn't thought of. There are definitely reasons, but what is the threshold for 
making the effort worth it? Not sure I know the answer to that question! 


Thanks for this ongoing discussion and comments on our blog. It's helping us 
determine our next steps. 

Andy

-- 
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Department of Entomology
Pennsylvania State University
501 ASI Building
University Park, PA 16802 USA

Phone: +1 814 863 2863
FAX: +1 814 865 3048
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Subject: Re: Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.
From: IORI <iodonata AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:07:31 -0400
Since my original reply is not in the thread, I Have 77000 specimens digitized 
(card data only), This is approx 10% of the FSCA collection. I welcome any 
combined effort application for grants to digitize more (or all). 


 

Bill Mauffray

International Odonata Research Institute

4525 NW 53RD LN

Gainesville FL 32653

352-219-3141 cell

  iodonata AT gmail.com

  http://www.iodonata.net

 

From: odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu 
[mailto:odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu] On Behalf Of Mark O'Brien 

Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:33 AM
To: George L. Harp
Cc: Andy Deans; Odonata; John Abbott; Ryan M. Caesar
Subject: Re: [Odonata-l] Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.

 

We have approximately 36,000 Odonata records digitized at the UMMZ, and I 
estimate that it is far less than 10% of the Odonata collection. A TCN grant 
that we are on will get more Odes cataloged. Since the majority of the older 
material is still in paper triangles, it will be label data only, not imaging 
of the specimens, for which I see so much attention. It takes less time to 
enter the data from a label than it does to photograph a specimen and the 
entire workflow surrounding the imaging process. I fully agree with imaging 
exemplars, but I think it is a waste of resources and time to image every 
specimen (imagine if you will, imaging 5000 Ischnura verticalis - why?). 


 

We are also in the process of migrating all of the UM museums into Ke EMu (NOT 
my idea), and at this point I do not know where we will be in a year from now 
in the process. We are also moving all of our collections off-campus to a new 
facility that is currently under construction, so it is likely that in 3 years 
from now, I will be working there. 


Mark

 

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM, George L. Harp  wrote:

FYI, several hundred odonate specimens in the Adult Odonata Collection of the 
Arkansas State University Museum of Zoology have been digitized. Access can be 
gained through the Ark. St. Univ. website, then to Biological Field stations, 
click on the one on the Buffalo National Scenic River. A group of students is 
also recording aquatic macroinvertebrate collections for online access. There 
are over 200,000 catalogued specimens in this particular collection. The four 
collections I established and curated during my time on the ASU faculty 
(aquatic macroinvertebrates, fishes, freshwater mussels, adult odonates), 
except for the adult odonate coll. which I brought home with me, was quickly 
falling onto bad times. Thanks to this band of students, however, the 
collections are rebounding. Some of the fishes and too many macroinvertebrates 
have been lost, but a large percent of both collections have survived. A 
malacologist from Little Rock, John Harris (also studied fishes under Anthony 
Echelle), has been coming up to stAte frequently to curate the mussels. 


George

________________________________
From: odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu [odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu] 
On Behalf Of John Abbott [jcabbott13 AT gmail.com] 

Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 2:54 PM
To: Ryan M. Caesar

Cc: Andy Deans; Odonata
Subject: Re: [Odonata-l] Funds to curate Odonata at Penn State.

In 2012 I presented at the Entomology Collections Network on the digitization 
and data capture initiatives I was pursuing with the insect collection at UT. 
This included imaging the odonate specimens. We imaged a couple of thousand 
before I left, but nearly the entire collection is now digitized and in a 
relational database. Here is a link the presentation, 
http://www.slideshare.net/ECNOfficer/abbott-utic-ecn2012 


John
--

John C. Abbott
http://www.abbottnaturephotography.com

http://www.flickr.com/abbottnaturephotography 

http://www.facebook.com/AbbottNaturePhotography
http://jcabbottnaturephotography.blogspot.com/
http://www.odonatacentral.org

On Jul 11, 2014, at 2:30 PM, Ryan Caesar 
> wrote: 


In a comment on the Penn State blog, Dennis mentioned that he isn't aware of 
any odonate collections being digitized. I suspect this is true of the big, 
comprehensive and well known odonate collections. 


However, the NSF has been funding like crazy to digitize insect collections at 
universities and museums around the country and those data are slowly becoming 
available online as I type (I personally just added 34,000 records of insects 
from the University of Hawaii, and have another 15,000 ready to go now). This 
does include both imaging and georeferencing specimen labels, and all the data 
are freely available to anyone online, and can be annotated, cross linked, etc. 
Worldwide there are already millions of records, most collections are being 
linked through common search engines and web portals. And this includes plenty 
of odonates. Perhaps the odonate community would like a more comprehensive 
review of this topic including links? I could provide that, later. 


Perhaps of greater immediate concern is that the big important Odonate 
collections aren't in on these efforts. I am thinking mainly of the IORI, which 
I know lacks the kind of infrastructure to accomplish such a goal easily. 
However, given the special situation of that collection and it's size and 
importance, it is possible that a few of us who are experienced in collection 
management and digitization could write a proposal to try and gets funding to 
digitize the IORI? The equipment needed is not very expensive, the computing 
infrastructure already exists, the main difficult issue would be time and 
personnel to actually do the work. That may require temporary, large loans of 
IORI's holdings to do the imaging somewhere else. 


after imaging, I guarantee that collection could have the data transcribed via 
crowdsourcing in a matter of months (and again, the computing infrastucture for 
that exists already). 


ryan

--

Ryan M. Caesar, 
Ph.D. 


Junior Researcher
Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
310 Gilmore Hall, 3050 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
808-956-9123

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:21 AM, Hal White 
> wrote: 

For those interested in Odonata curation, check out the blog on, "Odes on the 
verge of royal 
treatment" 
about funds to curate the Odonata collection at Penn State. Hopefully this 
effort will be completed by the time of the DSA meeting in State College, PA 
next June. Hal White 


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The University of Michigan

1109 Geddes Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

(734)-647-2199

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Subject: Oldest Ruby-throated Hummingbird lives in Michigan
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:21:19 -0400
Birders,

This past Thursday (July 17) I recaptured a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a
home near Waterloo, Jackson County, that I had banded there on June 8,
2006. She was an adult when banded, so was hatched in summer 2005 or
earlier, making her at least 9 years 1 month old (using the Bird Banding
Lab's standard method of calculating bird ages). According to the Bird
Banding Lab's longevity database (
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/longevity/longevity_main.cfm), this is the
oldest Ruby-throat ever confirmed. She has been recaptured a half-dozen
times over the years since she was banded, including last year when she was
at least 8 years old, and always at this same home. I've calculated that
she's traveled at least 36,000 miles in her migrations during her lifetime,
or possibly as much as 49,000 miles, depending on where she spends the
winter. She has probably produced between 18 and 36 young in the past 9
years, so with an 80% mortality rate of hatch-year birds, 4-8 of those have
likely lived to be adults. The "average" life span that I see on these
birds is about 4 years.

Yesterday (Saturday) I recaptured another female Ruby-throat that was
banded as an adult in 2007, making her at least 8 years 1 month old. So far
this summer I have banded 300+ Ruby-throats mainly in southeastern
Michigan, plus have recaptured an additional 100+ returning from previous
years, which is more than average.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Dickcissels at Sterling SP
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:32:14 -0400
Birders,

This morning, after finishing shorebird surveys (none yer) I found at least
three singing Dickcissels in fields between the headquarters and the entry
station at Sterling State Park, Monroe Co.

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Subject: Fwd: [Mich-listers] Mowing the Fields at LSCMP
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:32:31 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: VIKKI JONES 
Date: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Subject: [Mich-listers] Mowing the Fields at LSCMP
To: birders the 


All,

I usually don't send this kind of email, but feel I need to get the word
out.

Over the past several days, the wild flower fields around the nature center
at Lake St. Clair Metro Park have been mowed down.  Two days ago, I rode my
bike into the park, and could smell the wildflowers from the bike path.  I
could watch the milk weed, Brown Eyed Susan wild flowers and various
grasses blowing in the breeze.

This afternoon I walked around the nature center and saw the fields of
flowers I rode past two days ago are no longer standing.  I walked the
fields and found several dead snakes, frogs, birds, fledglings, etc.  The
field of milk week, which we know contained eggs for Monarch butterflies,
is gone.  I am just sick about this.  There is only one small patch left
unmowed.

I don't know if there is anything any of us can do to stop this.  I called
the Administrative Office for the Metro Parks, which is closed today, so I
was transferred over to Kensington Metro Park, but they could not help.  I
will call back tomorrow, but it may be too late.

Please, if you care about our metro park, please call the Administrative
Office and ask to speak with the Director.  He must know we need to keep
the property around our nature centers, natural.

Please forward this to others who care about our natural areas too.

Thank you.

Vikki Jones
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Subject: New Ring-billed Gull nesting colony in Livonia?
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:04:15 -0400
Birders,

This afternoon, when driving north on Middlebelt Road in Livonia (Wayne
Co.), I noticed a swirling mass of several hundred gulls, which turned out
to be Ring-billed Gulls. They seemed to be settling back onto the roof of a
closed warehouse/factory (blue building) just south of the railroad tracks
south of Schoolcraft Road (just south of the Meijer store), on the east
side of Middlebelt. The GPS for the site is: 42.373904, -83.332467

If I remember correctly, this may have formerly been a BASF facility?
Anyway, upon checking it out more, there were several road-killed juvenile
Ring-billed Gulls in the road nearby, and along the sides of the road were
several more that were injured or wandering around perhaps not injured,
just unaware of their surroundings as recent fledglings often are. I don't
ever remember there being this many gulls nesting in this area before, so
I'm wondering if anyone who knows this area has any more information. As
more birds fledge, it seems likely to be a significant traffic hazard, not
to mention a bad situation for the birds...

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Subject: Re: King Rail - Belleville (Dane Co.)
From: Luc227 <luc227 AT wi.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 07:22:05 -0500
Could someone tell me where exactly on Lake Belleville 
Is it in the park or ??
Thanks in advance for any info 
Sue Kulinski 
Wind Lake WI
On May 31, 2014, at 9:44 PM, Sunil Gopalan wrote:

> Hello --
> A King Rail was reported on Lake Belle View in Belleville (Dane Co.) by
> resident Ray Tushoski -- when I visited this afternoon I found a pair
> present and vocalizing loudly.
> 
> Also had a Least Bittern in the same area.
> 
> Some photos:
> http://www.sunilsimages.com/Birds/Cranes-Coots-and-Rails/King-Rail/
> 
> Sunil Gopalan - Madison - Dane Co.
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Subject: Metro Beach banding report - May 3-11, 2014
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 22:08:01 -0400
Birders and banders,

After a busy couple of weeks, I have updated my blog with results,
highlights, and photos of banding efforts in early May. A good number of
highlights in this long update despite some challenging weather we had to
avoid, including a couple of personal firsts.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Macomb Co. NAMC data
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 14:51:43 -0400
Birders,

I have compiled all the data that is currently available to me from the May
10 NAMC in Macomb County. Thanks to all who were so prompt in providing
data. I have also checked eBird reports from the county and added those
too. So far 122 species have been tallied, which is a bit below average for
the county.

I have not seen any reports from May 10 from county hotspots like Holland
Ponds and Wetzel State Park. If you birded either of these places on May
10, or birded somewhere else and have not sent me your data, please get in
touch with me ASAP.

Thanks!

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Subject: Macomb County NAMC data
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 21:49:23 -0400
Birders,

If you birded in Macomb County on May 10 (North American Migration Count
day), I would appreciate it if you could send me your observations, names
of participants, hours, and miles as soon as possible. If you entered your
birds into eBird, please send your checklists to me...the best way is to
email them to yourself, then forward to me.

Thank you!

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Subject: LOTS of hummingbird reports
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 21:45:33 -0400
Hummingbird enthusiasts,

If you have sent me a hummingbird report in the last 3 days, please know
that I have received it, along with about 400 others. So if I have not
acknowledged you yet, please bear with me as I dig out and update my
hummingbird arrival map over the next few days.

Thanks!

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Subject: Macomb County NAMC
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 19:16:06 -0400
Birders,

I am the compiler for the North American Migration Count in Macomb County,
and like other compilers on these lists I am looking for participants.
Virtually the entire county is up for grabs at this point. If you will be
spending the day birding in Macomb County, please keep track of species and
numbers, hours and miles. Send me an email in advance to let me know where
you'll be birding so I can avoid duplication of efforts.

Thanks.

Allen T. Chartier
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Subject: Metro Beach banding report - April 23 & 27, 2014
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 16:29:04 -0400
Birders & Banders,

I have posted a summary birds banded, along with photo highlights, at Lake
St. Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan (Metro Beach banding station)
from the last week of April. Things have been a bit slow, but hopefully
will pick up with the arrival of the warblers soon.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Hummingbird arrivals update
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:51:36 -0400
Hummingbird enthusiasts,

It is now the end of April, and I have received 46 reports of Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, mostly from the southern Lower Peninsula, but two from the
northern Lower. I have no doubt that this number will triple in the next 5
days, as May 1-5 is THE MAIN arrival of Ruby-throats in the state. I hope
you all have your feeders ready, and keep those reports coming (males and
females are tracked separately, and I need date, town, and county please).

Check out the map at: http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2014.htm

Thanks!

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Subject: Hummingbird arrivals update
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:51:36 -0400
Hummingbird enthusiasts,

It is now the end of April, and I have received 46 reports of Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, mostly from the southern Lower Peninsula, but two from the
northern Lower. I have no doubt that this number will triple in the next 5
days, as May 1-5 is THE MAIN arrival of Ruby-throats in the state. I hope
you all have your feeders ready, and keep those reports coming (males and
females are tracked separately, and I need date, town, and county please).

Check out the map at: http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2014.htm

Thanks!

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
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Subject: Re: Alert: GARGANEY -- reported in Crex Meadows
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:22:19 -0500
Haven't seen an update on here yet this morning but Robbye Johnson just texted 
me that the bird is still present at the same location. Other details are 
available on the Facebook group. 


Tom Prestby
Green Bay

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On Apr 25, 2014, at 4:48 PM, "Sunil Gopalan"  wrote:

> Further details on last known location:
> The pond on the corner of Cty Rd F and Abel Road on the west side of Crex
> just a couple of miles north of the visitor center. I saw it at 12:19 and
> returned later in the day to try and get better photos in better light but
> could not relocate it.
> 
> There are several accepted records during Spring migration in the Midwest
> but no WI records.
> 
> Sunil Gopalan - Madison - Dane Co.
> 
> 
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Sunil Gopalan  wrote:
> 
>> Agogo Malawi reports a Garganey at Crex Meadows SWA in Burnett Co.
>> Naturally - origin unknown but there are known patterns of vagrancy.
>> 
>> Details pending
>> 
>> http://imageshack.com/a/img843/6565/4fr8.jpg
>> 
>> Sunil Gopalan - Madison - Dane Co.
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Subject: Flexing Pecs
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:17:26 -0400
Birders,

I have just uploaded to Flickr a sequence of photos that I took on Monday
in Monroe County this week of a pair of Pectoral Sandpipers engaged in a
dispute over personal space. They start by staring each other down, then
stretching their necks, then stretching onto the tips of their toes. Wings
are spread just before one chases the other off. The set can be viewed here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/sets/72157644310501104/

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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - April 17 & 19, 2014
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:31:52 -0400
Birders & Banders,

The second week of our early spring (late winter?) banding at Lake St.
Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan is summarized on my blog, with photo
highlights including a second station record, and a first station record
that brings the number of species banded here to 125.

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Subject: Hummingbirds are coming!
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:01:03 -0400
Birders,

Once again, I will be posting Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrivals in
Michigan to my website as I receive them (or as soon as I can get to them).
As of last night (Apr 18), I had receive 4 reports, all from the
southeastern Lower Peninsula. Today, I see there are 7 more reports in my
inbox that I'll have to follow up on. So, if you're in the Lower Peninsula,
get your feeders up today (I did) if you haven't already. If you're in the
UP, even if there's still snow on the ground the last week of April this
year (seems very likely), there surely could be some hummingbirds in the UP
at that time...so your feeder will be a great help to those eager migrants,
which will be followed by many more sensible individuals...

My map and data table can be found here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2014.htm

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Subject: Hummingbirds are coming!
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:01:03 -0400
Birders,

Once again, I will be posting Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrivals in
Michigan to my website as I receive them (or as soon as I can get to them).
As of last night (Apr 18), I had receive 4 reports, all from the
southeastern Lower Peninsula. Today, I see there are 7 more reports in my
inbox that I'll have to follow up on. So, if you're in the Lower Peninsula,
get your feeders up today (I did) if you haven't already. If you're in the
UP, even if there's still snow on the ground the last week of April this
year (seems very likely), there surely could be some hummingbirds in the UP
at that time...so your feeder will be a great help to those eager migrants,
which will be followed by many more sensible individuals...

My map and data table can be found here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2014.htm

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Re: Marbled Godwit -- Ashton, Dane Co.
From: Nolan Pope <npope49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:46:48 -0500
About 7:39am this morning,  I and a couple others were scanning for the
Godwit or a Franklin's Gull.   We could not find either one.
Nolan Pope
Madison/Dane



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> The Marbled Godwit reported earlier at the Ashton/K pond in Dane Co. hung
> around till sunset (at least) and gave some great views.
> It didn't seem to be lacking for food and was kept company by several
> Wilson's Snipe among others.
>
> Images here: http://www.sunilsimages.com/Other/Marbled-Godwit/n-h7tLp/
>
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Subject: Little Gull (gone?), Washtenaw, 17 Apr., 9;20am
From: Mike Sefton <mseft AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:05:12 -0400
Birders,
 Sean Bachman called to report a Little Gull at Whitmore Lake, directly across 
from the post office in a large group of Bonies. He lost the bird when he went 
to get his scope from the car, but is attempting to relocate it. I believe this 
is a first county record. 

Mike Sefton
Ann Arbor
www.washtenawaudubon.org

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Subject: Announcing the Team eBird Michigan blog
From: "larus10 ." <caleb.putnam AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:04:15 -0400
All-

[usual apologies for cross posting; please forward/share]

I am very happy to announce the official Team eBird Michigan blog, now live
at this link:

http://teamebirdmichigan.wordpress.com/

Although Michigan doesn't have an eBird portal, Adam and I have received
the go-ahead from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to proceed with this blog.
We will be providing periodic content relating to how to properly use
eBird, ID conundrums, eBird filters, Team eBird Michigan membership
changes, and all things eBird in Michigan generally. We look very forward
to an increased level of outreach and engagement with all eBird users, and
we really hope to see big increases in usership, esp. in under-eBirded
counties in the UP and northern lower peninsula.

This blog has been a long time coming, and I hope you will bookmark it and
check in regularly. You can expect updates on Michigan filters and upcoming
additions to the review team over the next month. We hope you like it!

Good Birding,

Caleb Putnam
Team eBird Michigan

-- 
Caleb G. Putnam
Kentwood, MI
caleb.putnam AT gmail.com
Subject: Re: Optics
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Subject: Re: Harlequin Ducks -- Rock River/Ft. Atkinson
From: Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:22:17 -0600
Good morning 
The pair are still on the river At 10 AM, they were preening on the ice
shelf Between Highway 89 bridge, and Highway 26 bridge Mixed with mallards

  Shawn Miller
Dane County


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> Hello --
> I caught up with the Harlequin Ducks in Ft. Atkinson this morning. A
> beautiful male/female pair hung back from and sometimes mixed with a number
> of Mallards.
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Subject: Fall 2013 banding summary - Metro Beach banding station, MI
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:35:59 -0500
Birders and banders,

I have posted a brief summary of this fall's banding results to my blog. It
was a great season, as you will see. It was a good season for wrens and
sparrows, not so good for thrushes, vireos, flycatchers, and warblers.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

A more detailed report will be completed probably late this winter and
posted to my website at: www.amazilia.net/MetroBeachBanding/

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Subject: Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:14:22 -0500
Birders,

Daniel Rios' neighbor, Bruce Loughry, has just emailed to let me know that
birders are welcome to enter his property to view the Rufous Hummingbird
visiting feeders at both homes. He is at 2865 Whippoorwill Lane, Ann Arbor.


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Subject: Additional access to Ann Arbor Rufous Hummingbird
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:14:22 -0500
Birders,

Daniel Rios' neighbor, Bruce Loughry, has just emailed to let me know that
birders are welcome to enter his property to view the Rufous Hummingbird
visiting feeders at both homes. He is at 2865 Whippoorwill Lane, Ann Arbor.


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Subject: Re: Bolivian Snake
From: "Frederico A.A. Lencioni" <odonata970 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0200
Ethan,


I think you are right.

Fred Lencioni


Em 26/10/2013, (s) 02:51, Ethan Bright  escreveu:

> Id venture its a species of whiptail snake (Chironius spp.), perhaps the 
Emerald whiptail (Chironius monticola) (Colubridae). 

> Hate to be a bird near that thing.
> Cheers, Ethan
>  
> From: odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu 
[mailto:odonata-l-bounces AT listhost.ups.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Johnson 

> Sent: Friday, October 25, 2013 3:34 PM
> To: odonata-l AT listhost.ups.edu
> Subject: [Odonata-l] Bolivian Snake
>  
> Hi Fred,
>  
> I have been going through some old photos and I have these of you with a big 
green snake in Bolivia. Do you know which species that is? 

>  
> I hope you and your family are doing well.
>  
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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - October 3-17, 2013
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:48:20 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have posted results and highlights from four days of banding between
October 3-17 at the Metro Beach banding station, Lake St. Clair Metropark,
Macomb Co., Michigan. Warblers are done for the most part, but sparrows
have arrived in abundance, along with a few unusual captures. Read all
about it on my blog at:

http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond
From: outfresh AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:44:59 -0400 (EDT)
I have received confirmation just now from Adam Byrne that the bird is indeed a 
RED phalarope! 



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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mccreedy 
To: ddarm ddarm ; mich-listers 
Cc: birders 
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 9:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Mich-listers] [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond


I believer that there is a possibility that Cathy's phalarope could have
been a Red Phalarope, will be looking at pics and references tonight.
I have only seen one Red, and it was in breeding plumage.  I have not seen
a Red-necked since the spring, in CA.  But the shape and size
of this bird's bill, its underwing tones, and other plumage characters have
me double-thinking a Red-necked call.  Thanks to Sean Bachmann
for really arguing persuasively on the bill, so that I kept looking into it.

Check out
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brennecke/1387696531/in/faves-69515167 AT N03/

To me the bird at Schneider was very similar, if not the same in
appearance.  The krill-colored chin was not apparent
on the Schneider bird, but I did feel like I could see that rusty hue on
occasion, at certain angles.

McCreedy
Ann Arbor


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> Cathy Theisen called to report a Phalarope at Schneider Road Pond ,
> Just north of Pleasant lake and Schneider Road.
> Possible Red-necked
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Subject: Re: [birders] Phalarope at Schneider Road pond
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:09:04 -0400
I believer that there is a possibility that Cathy's phalarope could have
been a Red Phalarope, will be looking at pics and references tonight.
I have only seen one Red, and it was in breeding plumage.  I have not seen
a Red-necked since the spring, in CA.  But the shape and size
of this bird's bill, its underwing tones, and other plumage characters have
me double-thinking a Red-necked call.  Thanks to Sean Bachmann
for really arguing persuasively on the bill, so that I kept looking into it.

Check out
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brennecke/1387696531/in/faves-69515167 AT N03/

To me the bird at Schneider was very similar, if not the same in
appearance.  The krill-colored chin was not apparent
on the Schneider bird, but I did feel like I could see that rusty hue on
occasion, at certain angles.

McCreedy
Ann Arbor


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> Just north of Pleasant lake and Schneider Road.
> Possible Red-necked
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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - September 19-29, 2013
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:44:07 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have updated my blog with results and photo highlights from four days of
banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan during the last
half of September. Warblers and thrushes were sparse, but sparrows have
started coming in. And there were some unexpected captures.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Metro Beach banding station report - September 4-15, 2013
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:29:50 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just completed a rather lengthy update to my blog covering
highlights of 5 banding days in the first half of September at Lake St.
Clair Metropark, Macomb Co., Michigan. In addition to many photo highlights
of uncommon birds banded, there was yet another new species added to the
stations list of birds banded. And for those with broader interests, there
are some insect highlights from most days.

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Subject: Blog update - late summer hummingbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:51:43 -0400
Hummingbird enthusiasts,

I have just updated my blog with some experiences and thoughts about late
summer hummingbirds and hummingbird banding in Michigan this year. There is
a short discussion of molt, the issue of "orange" gorgets in Ruby-throats,
and a couple unusual orange bellied Ruby-throats captured this summer.

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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: james law <lawjim AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:59:39 -0400

Mary Wise  wrote:

Lathe, it has all of the above.  I believe they've been reporting it (the
folks who have taken pictures).


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Lathe Claflin wrote:

> This bird should have colored bands above the tibiatarsal joint and
> possibly a transmitter.  Has anyone recorded the bands?  When you do please
> report them to the National Crane Fndtion
> Lathe
>
> On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Mary Wise  wrote:
>
>> Sorry, just realized that this has been going around on facebook but not
>> on the listserves.  Jeremy Sell found a Whooping Crane with some sandhills
>> at Schooner Waterfowl Production Area in Lenawee Co. on Thurs.  Since then,
>> several peeps have been to see it, including me yesterday. I haven't heard
>> whether anyone saw it today or not.
>>
>> Schooner is, alas, not on the DeLorme atlas, but is not far from the SE
>> corner of Lake Hudson State Recreation Area in Lenawee Co., which is in the
>> atlas.  Take 156 south along the east side of the SRA, and then turn left
>> on Medina Rd. (gravel).  Go until it makes a turn to the right, the first
>> WPA parking area is just before the curve.  It has been seen the most in
>> the cut field on the right side immediately after the curve, but others
>> have had it in other fields, and I had it in the wetland just beyond that
>> field, where there conveniently was another WPA parking area.  You may have
>> to walk down the trail a bit beyond the gate to see it (warning - poison
>> ivy abounds on this trail; don't wear crocs (like I did) unless you're not
>> allergic to it (like I'm not)). Otherwise, just check nearby fields.
>>
>> Sorry for posting so late in the weekend. Like I said, I hadn't noticed
>> it wasn't going around the listserves...
>>
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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: zgwenithz <zgwenithz AT prodigy.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 14:10:01 -0700 (PDT)
On Thursday, the whooping crane sighting was reported to USWFG using their 
online whooping crane reporting form and listed the colors and order of the 
bands on both legs. The very next day, 8/2, a representative from USWFG was on 
site with equipment designed to pick up the birds transmitter signal. 


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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: Lathe Claflin <lathe.claflin AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:43:30 -0400
This bird should have colored bands above the tibiatarsal joint and
possibly a transmitter.  Has anyone recorded the bands?  When you do please
report them to the National Crane Fndtion
Lathe

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Mary Wise  wrote:

> Sorry, just realized that this has been going around on facebook but not
> on the listserves.  Jeremy Sell found a Whooping Crane with some sandhills
> at Schooner Waterfowl Production Area in Lenawee Co. on Thurs.  Since then,
> several peeps have been to see it, including me yesterday. I haven't heard
> whether anyone saw it today or not.
>
> Schooner is, alas, not on the DeLorme atlas, but is not far from the SE
> corner of Lake Hudson State Recreation Area in Lenawee Co., which is in the
> atlas.  Take 156 south along the east side of the SRA, and then turn left
> on Medina Rd. (gravel).  Go until it makes a turn to the right, the first
> WPA parking area is just before the curve.  It has been seen the most in
> the cut field on the right side immediately after the curve, but others
> have had it in other fields, and I had it in the wetland just beyond that
> field, where there conveniently was another WPA parking area.  You may have
> to walk down the trail a bit beyond the gate to see it (warning - poison
> ivy abounds on this trail; don't wear crocs (like I did) unless you're not
> allergic to it (like I'm not)). Otherwise, just check nearby fields.
>
> Sorry for posting so late in the weekend. Like I said, I hadn't noticed it
> wasn't going around the listserves...
>
> Mary
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Subject: Re: Whooping Crane - Lenawee Co.
From: Gregg Perez <pajarogoyo AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:54:14 -0400
I saw it Friday and today. The local residents (people not birds) told me it 
has been there for two weeks. 


Gregg
Tecumseh, MI


On Aug 4, 2013, at 7:52 PM, Mary Wise wrote:

> Sorry, just realized that this has been going around on facebook but not on 
the listserves. Jeremy Sell found a Whooping Crane with some sandhills at 
Schooner Waterfowl Production Area in Lenawee Co. on Thurs. Since then, several 
peeps have been to see it, including me yesterday. I haven't heard whether 
anyone saw it today or not. 

> 
> Schooner is, alas, not on the DeLorme atlas, but is not far from the SE 
corner of Lake Hudson State Recreation Area in Lenawee Co., which is in the 
atlas. Take 156 south along the east side of the SRA, and then turn left on 
Medina Rd. (gravel). Go until it makes a turn to the right, the first WPA 
parking area is just before the curve. It has been seen the most in the cut 
field on the right side immediately after the curve, but others have had it in 
other fields, and I had it in the wetland just beyond that field, where there 
conveniently was another WPA parking area. You may have to walk down the trail 
a bit beyond the gate to see it (warning - poison ivy abounds on this trail; 
don't wear crocs (like I did) unless you're not allergic to it (like I'm not)). 
Otherwise, just check nearby fields. 

> 
> Sorry for posting so late in the weekend. Like I said, I hadn't noticed it 
wasn't going around the listserves... 

> 
> Mary
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Subject: Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:11:02 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just updated my blog with two main topics. First, a discussion of
the summer hummingbird banding season in southern Michigan so far, with a
detailed discussion of the most frequently asked question that I get this
time of year...where are all the hummingbirds? And second, a brief summary
of the spring banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


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Subject: Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:30:38 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just updated my blog with two main topics. First, a discussion of
the summer hummingbird banding season in southern Michigan so far, with a
detailed discussion of the most frequently asked question that I get this
time of year...where are all the hummingbirds? And second, a brief summary
of the spring banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


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Subject: Blog update - hummingbirds and songbirds
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:30:38 -0400
Birders and banders,

I have just updated my blog with two main topics. First, a discussion of
the summer hummingbird banding season in southern Michigan so far, with a
detailed discussion of the most frequently asked question that I get this
time of year...where are all the hummingbirds? And second, a brief summary
of the spring banding at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County, Michigan.

Go to: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
Subject: Spring hummingbird arrival map update
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:35:29 -0400
Birders,

In early May a family health issue, now resolved with a positive outcome,
halted my ability to update my hummingbird arrival map and table. I have
now waded through the backlog of 500+ emails and posted a final version of
the map and data table. It can be viewed here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2013.htm.

Thank you for your patience.

For anyone interested, check out my schedule of hummingbird programs here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/2013_Programs.htm

And soon I will be caught up with getting the 2012 hummingbird banding
report posted on-line, where it will be found at:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Newsletters.htm

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


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Subject: Spring hummingbird arrival map update
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:35:29 -0400
Birders,

In early May a family health issue, now resolved with a positive outcome,
halted my ability to update my hummingbird arrival map and table. I have
now waded through the backlog of 500+ emails and posted a final version of
the map and data table. It can be viewed here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Data2013.htm.

Thank you for your patience.

For anyone interested, check out my schedule of hummingbird programs here:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/2013_Programs.htm

And soon I will be caught up with getting the 2012 hummingbird banding
report posted on-line, where it will be found at:

http://www.amazilia.net/MIHummerNet/Newsletters.htm

-- 
Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


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Subject: Announcement #4
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:52:31 -0400
====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #4

                      It's a go (I think)


                        9:45pm, June 21




The four email lists

         birders, se-mi-birdlist, jax-birds, enviro-semich

have now been installed on the Mailman listserver at the 
Great Lakes Information Network.  The Lyris subscription lists of 
this date have been brought over to the Mailman lists.  The four 
lists have 1016, 316, 65, and 184 subscribers, respectively.  
List options settings have been made almost identical 
to Lyris list settings. 

Over the coming weeks I will occasionally post information about 
list and email options that you can use to customize your 
subscriptions.  Here I will repeat some information given in 
Announcement #3 and elaborate a little.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

"YOU'VE (NOT) GOT MAIL!?"

If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the NEW 
list, read item 10 of Announcement #3 and see if there could be 
an explanation there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If 
you still are not receiving mail from the new list, email me: 

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.


TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR USER SETTINGS

Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

Except for unsubscribing you are required to enter your password 
for this list if you want to change settings.  Initially you do 
not have a password, so a list-specific password will be sent to 
your subscription email address.  Get the assigned password, enter 
it where indicated, and make the desired changes to user settings, 
etc.  You can also reset the password assigned to you by Mailman. 


WHERE TO FIND THE SEARCHABLE ARCHIVE                       

To access the searchable archive for this list go to 
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/birders/

The archive for this list is presently Private, which means that 
only list subscribers have access.  Entry of your list-specific 
password is required.  (See the item above regarding changing 
user settings, which also requires a password.)

There is presently no limit on the size of the archive.


DIGEST MAIL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Digest, the setting for once-per-day, midnight delivery, has not 
yet been tested.  Formatting types available are MIME and PLAIN.

====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #3

                        It's moving day!



WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.  NOT YET.  LATER TODAY, THOUGH, THE MOVE TO 
THE MAILMAN LISTSERVER AT THE GREAT LAKES INFORMATION NETWORK 
WILL BE MADE.  I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 
to 9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENT 
#4 (FROM BOTH LISTS), YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR NEW LIST IS UP AND 
RUNNING.

LYRIS SHUTDOWN TONIGHT

I have confirmed that the Lyris listserver will be shut down for 
the last time tonight probably at around midnight.  It is more 
likely that it will be shut down later than earlier, but you 
shouldn't count on the birders list being alive as late as 
that. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THAT?

Nothing, in all likelihood, but there are some things NOT to do, 
and you should READ THE ASTERISKED ITEMS FIRST (NOW) if the new 
list has not yet been announced as "ready" by an email 
"Announcement #4".  These are *0, *1, *2, *3, and *8. 

Note: Announcement #4 will be posted to both lists, the old and 
the new. 

Here's a list of things you should at least be aware of.  Be sure 
to read everything below before you first post to the new list.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

*0. If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the new 
list, read item 10 and see if there could be an explanation 
there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If you still are not 
receiving mail from the new list, email me:

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.

*1. DO NOT unsubscribe from birders.  Your Lyris list 
subscription will go away when Lyris is shut down.  A new Mailman 
subscription will have been set up for you hours before. 

*2. DO NOT subscribe to the new list.  (See 1.)

*3. DO NOT post to the new list until this evening after you have 
received Announcement #4, which will inform you that 
birders.great-lakes.net is open for business.  That 
announcement will be posted to the new list as well as the old.

4. Download any birders email that may still be sitting on the 
Lyris listserver.  Translation: Download your email sometime 
today.

5. If there is a late post to your Lyris list that somehow you 
don't get, you will still be able to get it even months or years 
from now if there are any non-Lyris archive or mini-archive sites 
for your list. 

6. Save this announcement temporarily and then any later ones for 
reference.  I am "stacking" announcements so that you need to save 
only the last one.  I anticipate having this one and one more, 
#4/#3/#2/#1 (Announcement #4) in the late afternoon.

7. There is an archive for the new list.  I will give you more 
information about that later.

*8. I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 to 
9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  

There should therefore be several hours this evening that both 
lists exist.  It is highly recommended that you post to the new 
list, not the old one, during this period.  Further, except for 
items of urgency, it would be best not to post at all today until 
after the new list is in operation. 

9. Summary information about email and membership settings in 
Mailman email will be sent later.  

If you have been referencing an FAQ for your email list, you will 
probably eventually be able to find Mailman information there, 
replacing Lyris information, for commands and URLs useful for 
setting email and membership preferences. 

10.  ***  great-lakes.net  replaces  umich.edu  ***

   Our list's name is unchanged: birders

but the new domain gives us a new email address:

        birders AT great-lakes.net 

The change of email address is relevant in three ways:

a. The Internet will deliver emails to a different server for 
distribution to list members.  The new server is located at 
GLIN/GLC on So. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.  The one that is 
being shut down--which served us well for many years--is 
located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our new host is GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network, a part 
of the Great Lakes Commission:   http://www.great-lakes.net/

b. Second, you may have your email options set to take certain 
actions based on identifiers of the source of the emails.  It is 
unlikely, but if you preprocess incoming mail in such a way that 
something different might be done with emails from 

birders AT umich.edu

and

birders AT great-lakes.net

then you will need to make changes in your mail settings.  This 
could relate to any of the following (or similar): directing 
incoming email to different inboxes (folders), deleting emails 
(or sending to a "Deleted Messages" folder), recognizing as mail 
from a "friend" (i.e., not spam, etc.

By far, though, the most likely filtering you might be doing for 
email from the birders list is of the "Subj." line, where
Lyris was able to put the identifier 

       [birders]

at the beginning of the field.  Mailman has that capability, too, 
so if you have been filtering on the square-bracketed list name 
in the subject field, that filter will continue to work.

11.  If you have birders.umich in your address book, change 
umich.edu to great-lakes.net.  You might, for example, post to 
three different email lists.  One of them is birders, and in 
your address book you give it the nickname "list1"; this allows 
you to just type in "list1" in the "To" field to post to the list 
instead of typing out the whole address or going into the address 
book to click on it. 

12. Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

If you wait, I will either give you detailed instructions for how 
to reset your delivery type or I will reset it for you to what you 
used with Lyris.

====================================================================

                       ANNOUNCEMENT #2

     birders is moving!...but you don't need to do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 

receiving your birders list email from a different server, a 
Mailman server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of 
the one we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the 
University of Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue 
receiving birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back 
and relax.   

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:   

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES! (but not yet)
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the 
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will 
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new 
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of 
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your 
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE 
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not 

looking).  

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an 
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at 
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.  

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)    

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 

same way.    

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week 

a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu 
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST 

MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old 
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive 
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.   

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only 
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris 
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected 
to the new list.  

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At 
that time you may begin posting to the new list at birders AT xxxxxxxxxx 
 

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.    

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.    

-----

(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
after the announcement that the new list is ready for action, you 
can begin posting to birders AT great-lakes.net.)   





To unsubscribe or change your user settings, go to
http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/

To search the archive: http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/birders/

BIRDERS is hosted by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN),
http://www.great-lakes.net/
Subject: Announcement #4
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:52:31 -0400
====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #4

                      It's a go (I think)


                        9:45pm, June 21




The four email lists

         birders, se-mi-birdlist, jax-birds, enviro-semich

have now been installed on the Mailman listserver at the 
Great Lakes Information Network.  The Lyris subscription lists of 
this date have been brought over to the Mailman lists.  The four 
lists have 1016, 316, 65, and 184 subscribers, respectively.  
List options settings have been made almost identical 
to Lyris list settings. 

Over the coming weeks I will occasionally post information about 
list and email options that you can use to customize your 
subscriptions.  Here I will repeat some information given in 
Announcement #3 and elaborate a little.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

"YOU'VE (NOT) GOT MAIL!?"

If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the NEW 
list, read item 10 of Announcement #3 and see if there could be 
an explanation there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If 
you still are not receiving mail from the new list, email me: 

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.


TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR USER SETTINGS

Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

Except for unsubscribing you are required to enter your password 
for this list if you want to change settings.  Initially you do 
not have a password, so a list-specific password will be sent to 
your subscription email address.  Get the assigned password, enter 
it where indicated, and make the desired changes to user settings, 
etc.  You can also reset the password assigned to you by Mailman. 


WHERE TO FIND THE SEARCHABLE ARCHIVE                       

To access the searchable archive for this list go to 
http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/birders/

The archive for this list is presently Private, which means that 
only list subscribers have access.  Entry of your list-specific 
password is required.  (See the item above regarding changing 
user settings, which also requires a password.)

There is presently no limit on the size of the archive.


DIGEST MAIL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Digest, the setting for once-per-day, midnight delivery, has not 
yet been tested.  Formatting types available are MIME and PLAIN.

====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #3

                        It's moving day!



WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.  NOT YET.  LATER TODAY, THOUGH, THE MOVE TO 
THE MAILMAN LISTSERVER AT THE GREAT LAKES INFORMATION NETWORK 
WILL BE MADE.  I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 
to 9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENT 
#4 (FROM BOTH LISTS), YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR NEW LIST IS UP AND 
RUNNING.

LYRIS SHUTDOWN TONIGHT

I have confirmed that the Lyris listserver will be shut down for 
the last time tonight probably at around midnight.  It is more 
likely that it will be shut down later than earlier, but you 
shouldn't count on the birders list being alive as late as 
that. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THAT?

Nothing, in all likelihood, but there are some things NOT to do, 
and you should READ THE ASTERISKED ITEMS FIRST (NOW) if the new 
list has not yet been announced as "ready" by an email 
"Announcement #4".  These are *0, *1, *2, *3, and *8. 

Note: Announcement #4 will be posted to both lists, the old and 
the new. 

Here's a list of things you should at least be aware of.  Be sure 
to read everything below before you first post to the new list.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

*0. If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the new 
list, read item 10 and see if there could be an explanation 
there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If you still are not 
receiving mail from the new list, email me:

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.

*1. DO NOT unsubscribe from birders.  Your Lyris list 
subscription will go away when Lyris is shut down.  A new Mailman 
subscription will have been set up for you hours before. 

*2. DO NOT subscribe to the new list.  (See 1.)

*3. DO NOT post to the new list until this evening after you have 
received Announcement #4, which will inform you that 
birders.great-lakes.net is open for business.  That 
announcement will be posted to the new list as well as the old.

4. Download any birders email that may still be sitting on the 
Lyris listserver.  Translation: Download your email sometime 
today.

5. If there is a late post to your Lyris list that somehow you 
don't get, you will still be able to get it even months or years 
from now if there are any non-Lyris archive or mini-archive sites 
for your list. 

6. Save this announcement temporarily and then any later ones for 
reference.  I am "stacking" announcements so that you need to save 
only the last one.  I anticipate having this one and one more, 
#4/#3/#2/#1 (Announcement #4) in the late afternoon.

7. There is an archive for the new list.  I will give you more 
information about that later.

*8. I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 to 
9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  

There should therefore be several hours this evening that both 
lists exist.  It is highly recommended that you post to the new 
list, not the old one, during this period.  Further, except for 
items of urgency, it would be best not to post at all today until 
after the new list is in operation. 

9. Summary information about email and membership settings in 
Mailman email will be sent later.  

If you have been referencing an FAQ for your email list, you will 
probably eventually be able to find Mailman information there, 
replacing Lyris information, for commands and URLs useful for 
setting email and membership preferences. 

10.  ***  great-lakes.net  replaces  umich.edu  ***

   Our list's name is unchanged: birders

but the new domain gives us a new email address:

        birders AT great-lakes.net 

The change of email address is relevant in three ways:

a. The Internet will deliver emails to a different server for 
distribution to list members.  The new server is located at 
GLIN/GLC on So. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.  The one that is 
being shut down--which served us well for many years--is 
located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our new host is GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network, a part 
of the Great Lakes Commission:   http://www.great-lakes.net/

b. Second, you may have your email options set to take certain 
actions based on identifiers of the source of the emails.  It is 
unlikely, but if you preprocess incoming mail in such a way that 
something different might be done with emails from 

birders AT umich.edu

and

birders AT great-lakes.net

then you will need to make changes in your mail settings.  This 
could relate to any of the following (or similar): directing 
incoming email to different inboxes (folders), deleting emails 
(or sending to a "Deleted Messages" folder), recognizing as mail 
from a "friend" (i.e., not spam, etc.

By far, though, the most likely filtering you might be doing for 
email from the birders list is of the "Subj." line, where
Lyris was able to put the identifier 

       [birders]

at the beginning of the field.  Mailman has that capability, too, 
so if you have been filtering on the square-bracketed list name 
in the subject field, that filter will continue to work.

11.  If you have birders.umich in your address book, change 
umich.edu to great-lakes.net.  You might, for example, post to 
three different email lists.  One of them is birders, and in 
your address book you give it the nickname "list1"; this allows 
you to just type in "list1" in the "To" field to post to the list 
instead of typing out the whole address or going into the address 
book to click on it. 

12. Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

If you wait, I will either give you detailed instructions for how 
to reset your delivery type or I will reset it for you to what you 
used with Lyris.

====================================================================

                       ANNOUNCEMENT #2

     birders is moving!...but you don't need to do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 

receiving your birders list email from a different server, a 
Mailman server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of 
the one we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the 
University of Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue 
receiving birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back 
and relax.   

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:   

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES! (but not yet)
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the 
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will 
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new 
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of 
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your 
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE 
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not 

looking).  

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an 
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at 
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.  

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)    

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 

same way.    

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week 

a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu 
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST 

MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old 
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive 
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.   

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only 
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris 
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected 
to the new list.  

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At 
that time you may begin posting to the new list at birders AT xxxxxxxxxx 
 

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.    

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.    

-----

(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
after the announcement that the new list is ready for action, you 
can begin posting to birders AT great-lakes.net.)   






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Subject: ADMIN - moving to GLIN - Announcement #3
From: "Bruce M. Bowman" <bbowman99 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:05:20 -0400
====================================================================

                        ANNOUNCEMENT #3

                        It's moving day!



WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.  NOT YET.  LATER TODAY, THOUGH, THE MOVE TO 
THE MAILMAN LISTSERVER AT THE GREAT LAKES INFORMATION NETWORK 
WILL BE MADE.  I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 
to 9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  WHEN YOU RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENT 
#4 (FROM BOTH LISTS), YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOUR NEW LIST IS UP AND 
RUNNING.

LYRIS SHUTDOWN TONIGHT

I have confirmed that the Lyris listserver will be shut down for 
the last time tonight probably at around midnight.  It is more 
likely that it will be shut down later than earlier, but you 
shouldn't count on the birders list being alive as late as 
that. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THAT?

Nothing, in all likelihood, but there are some things NOT to do, 
and you should READ THE ASTERISKED ITEMS FIRST (NOW) if the new 
list has not yet been announced as "ready" by an email 
"Announcement #4".  These are *0, *1, *2, *3, and *8. 

Note: Announcement #4 will be posted to both lists, the old and 
the new. 

Here's a list of things you should at least be aware of.  Be sure 
to read everything below before you first post to the new list.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

*0. If you do not receive Announcement #4 this evening from the new 
list, read item 10 and see if there could be an explanation 
there.  Wait until morning and check again.  If you still are not 
receiving mail from the new list, email me:

        Bruce Bowman 

Note: You will be able to recognize emails sent from the new list 
by the "GLIN" sig(nature) at the bottom.

*1. DO NOT unsubscribe from birders.  Your Lyris list 
subscription will go away when Lyris is shut down.  A new Mailman 
subscription will have been set up for you hours before. 

*2. DO NOT subscribe to the new list.  (See 1.)

*3. DO NOT post to the new list until this evening after you have 
received Announcement #4, which will inform you that 
birders.great-lakes.net is open for business.  That 
announcement will be posted to the new list as well as the old.

4. Download any birders email that may still be sitting on the 
Lyris listserver.  Translation: Download your email sometime 
today.

5. If there is a late post to your Lyris list that somehow you 
don't get, you will still be able to get it even months or years 
from now if there are any non-Lyris archive or mini-archive sites 
for your list. 

6. Save this announcement temporarily and then any later ones for 
reference.  I am "stacking" announcements so that you need to save 
only the last one.  I anticipate having this one and one more, 
#4/#3/#2/#1 (Announcement #4) in the late afternoon.

7. There is an archive for the new list.  I will give you more 
information about that later.

*8. I WILL BRING THE NEW LIST ONLINE AT PROBABLY 7:00 to 
9:00pm (TODAY: JUNE 21, 2013).  

There should therefore be several hours this evening that both 
lists exist.  It is highly recommended that you post to the new 
list, not the old one, during this period.  Further, except for 
items of urgency, it would be best not to post at all today until 
after the new list is in operation. 

9. Summary information about email and membership settings in 
Mailman email will be sent later.  

If you have been referencing an FAQ for your email list, you will 
probably eventually be able to find Mailman information there, 
replacing Lyris information, for commands and URLs useful for 
setting email and membership preferences. 

10.  ***  great-lakes.net  replaces  umich.edu  ***

   Our list's name is unchanged: birders

but the new domain gives us a new email address:

        birders AT great-lakes.net 

The change of email address is relevant in three ways:

a. The Internet will deliver emails to a different server for 
distribution to list members.  The new server is located at 
GLIN/GLC on So. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor.  The one that is 
being shut down--which served us well for many years--is 
located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our new host is GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network, a part 
of the Great Lakes Commission:   http://www.great-lakes.net/

b. Second, you may have your email options set to take certain 
actions based on identifiers of the source of the emails.  It is 
unlikely, but if you preprocess incoming mail in such a way that 
something different might be done with emails from 

birders AT umich.edu

and

birders AT great-lakes.net

then you will need to make changes in your mail settings.  This 
could relate to any of the following (or similar): directing 
incoming email to different inboxes (folders), deleting emails 
(or sending to a "Deleted Messages" folder), recognizing as mail 
from a "friend" (i.e., not spam, etc.

By far, though, the most likely filtering you might be doing for 
email from the birders list is of the "Subj." line, where
Lyris was able to put the identifier 

       [birders]

at the beginning of the field.  Mailman has that capability, too, 
so if you have been filtering on the square-bracketed list name 
in the subject field, that filter will continue to work.

11.  If you have birders.umich in your address book, change 
umich.edu to great-lakes.net.  You might, for example, post to 
three different email lists.  One of them is birders, and in 
your address book you give it the nickname "list1"; this allows 
you to just type in "list1" in the "To" field to post to the list 
instead of typing out the whole address or going into the address 
book to click on it. 

12. Subscribers to birderss AT umich.edu with settings NOMAIL, 
DIGEST, MIMEDIGEST, or INDEX, hang in there.  You will be 
receiving regular mail from the new list for two or three days 
(Lyris MAIL delivery).  If you are in a hurry to return to your
preferred type of delivery, go to 

http://mailman.great-lakes.net/mailman/options/birders/ 

If you wait, I will either give you detailed instructions for how 
to reset your delivery type or I will reset it for you to what you 
used with Lyris.

====================================================================

                       ANNOUNCEMENT #2

     birders is moving!...but you don't need to do a thing.

Quite magically later this week (Friday at the latest) you will begin 

receiving your birders list email from a different server, a 
Mailman server at Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), instead of 
the one we have used for years, the Lyris listserver at the 
University of Michigan.  You don't have to do ANYTHING to continue 
receiving birders mail.  So don't touch that dial.  Just sit back 
and relax.   

I do hope that some pay attention to this next bit, though, and post 
to the new list.  TO POST TO THE NEW LIST you must send your emails 
to the first address below, not the second one:   

      birders AT great-lakes.net       <----- YES! (but not yet)
      birders AT umich.edu             <----- NO, NO, NO!

For a day or two you will have subscriptions to the old list AND the 
new list.  Messages that are posted to umich.edu through Friday will 
be delivered.  As of Saturday morning, though, only posts to the new 
address will be delivered.  The U-M Lyris listserver will be out of 
commission forever.  When Lyris is shut down, so too will be your 
subscription to birders AT umich.edu.  THERE IS NO NEED TO UNSUBSCRIBE 
from the old list and THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to the new list. 
Both things will happen while you sleep (or at least while you're not 

looking).  

Do not begin posting to the new address until after you receive an 
announcement that it is set up and ready to go.  There will be at 
least two more announcements before that, #3 and #4.  

====================================================================

                      ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Four affiliated Lyris listserve lists are moving together to a NEW
HOST before the permanent shutdown of the Lyris listserver at the
University of Michigan on June 21.  The information here related to
this move is offered by your list administrators.

birding lists
  birders           Bruce Bowman 
  se-mi-birdlist    Mary Wise 
  jax-birds         Lathe Claflin 

enviro list
  enviro-semich     Larry Nooden 
                    John Lowry (co-admin) 
====================================================================

            NO ACTION IS REQUIRED, BUT PLEASE READ.

On June 21 (Friday) the Lyris listserver will be shut down for good. 
This dos NOT mean that your birders email list is going away; we 
found a new host, and we think it will prove to be a good one.  The 
Great Lakes Information Network, GLIN, a department at the Great 
Lakes Commission, GLC, has found our email list relevant to their 
mission and has generously agreed to give us a new home.  (Our 
special thanks to Laura Liebler, admin of wild.ones AT umich.edu--now  
a2wildones--for telling us about GLIN/GLC.)    

GLIN uses Mailman list management software, not Lyris.  From the 
email list subscriber's perspective there will be little difference 
between Lyris and Mailman.  Such things as subscribing, 
unsubscribing, turning off mail delivery, etc., are done in about the 

same way.    

There is NOTHING that you need to do now.  Before the end of the week 

a birders list will be created at GLIN and the birders AT umich.edu 
Lyris subscriber list will be copied to the new host. I.e., YOUR LIST 

MEMBERSHIP WILL BE MOVED FOR YOU to GLIN's Mailman system.  The old 
list will not be deleted until late on June 21, so you may receive 
mail from both lists for a day or two up to June 21.   

Beginning on Saturday, June 22, you will receive your list mail only 
from Mailman listserver at GLIN/GLC.  Posts made to the old Lyris 
address birders AT umich.edu will bounce; they will not be redirected 
to the new list.  

You will be notified when the new list has been set up and 
configured.  Until then continue posting to birders AT umich.edu.  At 
that time you may begin posting to the new list at birders AT xxxxxxxxxx 
 

Contact your list administrator if you have questions, but please 
hold off until after the 21st.  Your question may be answered in one 
of the several announcements (mostly reminders) you will receive 
leading up to the 21st.    

Oh, what is xxxxxxxxxx?  You'll need to know if you want to be able 
to post to the new list.  Stay tuned for the next announcement.    

-----

(Okay, I can tell you now. xxxxxxxxxx is great-lakes.net.  I.e., 
after the announcement that the new list is ready for action, you 
can begin posting to birders AT great-lakes.net.)   

------------------------------------
Bruce M. Bowman                     
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA             
Washtenaw Co., southeast Michigan   
bbowman99 AT comcast.net               
http://www.umich.edu/~bbowman/birds 



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Subject: Carolina Wrens
From: Michael Parow <mlparow AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:02:00 -0400
Hello. I've been seeing two Carolina Wrens in my yard this week. I first 
spotted them on my serviceberry (almost no berries left), but I've also seen 
them go through the latticework surrounding the underside of my screened porch. 
Is it possible that they've taken up residence there? There's a rather large 
space under that along with an aluminum canoe and a stack of firewood. Thanks. 
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Subject: Acadian fllycatcher
From: GreenStreet <greenstreet AT mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:27:57 -0400
I just realized that the loud bird in the woods behind my house has to be an 
Acadian flycatcher. I always knew it was a flycatcher but I never tried to ID 
it further until just now. Being lazy and ignorant, I had assumed it had to be 
a willow or alder, and since it didn't sound like either, I never pursued it 
further. Live and learn. 

- Guerin in Chelsea 
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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow Genesee County
From: Paul Poronto <pporonto AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:44:37 -0400
I got a chance to get up to Genesee County and see and photograph Henslow's
Sparrows at Flushing Twp Nature Park off of Mckinely Rd.... This bird has
eluded me for many years... mainly because I am not a chaser and I have
never bumped into them... I loved getting out there first thing in the
morning and hearing them sing as I got closer to them... Very cool Life
Bird!!

http://porontosbirdingmacomb.com/henslows-sparrow/

-- 
Paul Poronto
pporonto AT gmail.com


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Subject: Stony Creek 6-19-2013
From: Joy Barron <coolsweetjoy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:51:27 -0400
Greetings Birders,

On Wednesday I went birding out to Stony Creek in Washington Twp.  I had
seen the Bald Eagle's nest on Saturday, June 15th.  At that time it
appeared to be empty ~ no bald eagles in sight while I was there.  However,
on Wednesday I caught the nestling standing up and practicing wing flaps.
I don't think it will be too long before she takes flight!!

Other birds of note:  3 Wild turkeys as I was driving into the park on the
side of the road.  2 adult Osprey with 1 nestling on the tower on the
Inwood Trail.  2 Adult Sandhill Crane across the pond to the left of the BE
nest on the Inwood Trail.

Since photoshop changed, I am now using Dropbox for my pics.  Hope these
links work for you.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jo2xs7q3m614t0k/be%20nestling.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/77hy2y29e7rh3ze/DSCF4291%20%283%29.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wd083o0p7toyvpy/DSCF4296%20%282%29.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hhb52oaxhkhc21l/DSCF4284%20%282%29.jpg

BTW Osprey DO NOT prefer blondes!!  Walking out on the Inwood Trail on
Saturday I spotted 1 of the adult OS flying in with a fish.  After dropping
off lunch, he started soaring around the nest and towards my way.  I
thought "this will make a great pic"!!  As I was raising my cam I heard the
Osprey start to sqawk.  Then realized he was coming AT me!!  I dunked and
he flew back towards the nest.  Fortunately for me the couple walking
behind weren't able to take a pic fast enough for the whole scene otherwise
I'd be all over youtube now!  I wore a cap on Saturday and didn't have to
run from the Osprey.

Joy Barron
St. Clair Shores


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Subject: OAS Field Trip to Lansing Area Take 3
From: Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:22:11 -0400
Hello and sorry not sure if my first post went through.
I am meeting on Sunday at Great Lakes Crossing Bed Bath and Beyond by
the service drive at 7am.
Looking to bird with anyone interested in finding summer breeders of
the north and south. I will be stopping at spots that offer both.
Gratiot-Saginaw SGA, Maple River, Rose Lake, Van Atta Grasslands and
Dansville SGA.
Bring basic birding stuff, repellent, sun screen. Will be making a
stop for lunch somewhere but bring a lunch if you like for picnic or
tailgate type dining.
Hope to see you.
Contact me for your interest or any comments/questions.

Ed Lewandowski
OAS Field Trip Coordinator


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Subject: Did field trip info go out?
From: Edward Lewandowski <ocbirdguy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:42:59 -0400
I sent an email last night about OAS trip to the Lansing Area. Wanted
to see if it went out. I didn't see a return message.

Ed Lewandowski
OAS Field Trip Coordinator

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Subject: (OT) Last Call for the Wine & Cheese Get-together - Friday, 7:00 pm
From: Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:56:51 -0400
Last Call for the *Summer Solstice Wine & Cheese Get-together*!

It looks like we'll have a good turnout as 40 people have indicated that
they will attend.  Come on out and meet-and-greet your fellow birders.

For you last-minute decision makers, there's still time to plan to attend.
Please shoot me an email if you can, or if you're really last minute, just
show up.

Attendees should plan to park on the north side of Vreeland Road in front
of the farm house and barn.  Walk up the driveway and go beyond the
buildings.  The garden and tent area should be easy to see.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow!

Jack Smiley
----------------------------------------------------------
Birders:

Plan to attend the *Summer Solstice Wine & Cheese Get-together* being
co-sponsored by Washtenaw Audubon and Detroit Audubon Society! The event is
being hosted by the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy at the Conservancy
Farm.

*When:* Friday, June 21st, 7:00 p.m. to sunset

*Where: * Conservancy Farm, 8383 Vreeland Road, Superior Township, MI 48198
- east of Prospect Road
(under a tent at the Community Organic Garden)

*Who's Invited?: * All birders, Audubon members, family and friends

*What to Bring: * Your favorite wine or other beverage; a small dish
appropriate for a wine & cheese event if you please. (Plates, glasses, etc.
will be provided.)
Some seating is available; lawn chairs are recommended. Binoculars and
spotting scopes are welcome.

*Dress:* Casual

*Reservations are requested* in order to plan for this event. Please
contact Jack Smiley at jackrsmiley AT gmail.com if you haven't already
indicated your interest in attending.

See you on the Summer Solstice!


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Subject: Dickcissels
From: Elvera Shappirio <eshap AT umich.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:52:42 -0400
This evening around 9:00 there were at least two Dickcissels singing along 
Steinbach Rd. They were across the grassy field which is across from 6071 
Steinbach. They were in small trees near a couple of buildings. 

This location is not too far from the Steinbach/Weber location mentioned by 
others, though we didn't hear any there tonight. 

Three Meadow Larks were singing in that location.
Ellie
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: Dan Thiry <avianscout AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:03:08 -0400
I had a box turtle in my parents yard 2 late springs ago. Southern Livingston 
co, hamburg township, where the Huron river leaves Strawberry Lk. 

Dan Thiry


On Jun 20, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Pam Moyer wrote:

> That is so good of you being kind to the turtles, I love them!
>  
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: LaHaie, Ivan
> To: birders AT umich.edu
> Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:39 AM
> Subject: [birders] RE: OT Turtle
> 
> I currently have a Blandings trying to lay eggs in my wife’s flower garden. 
Been around for about a week. Returns to the same spot almost every year. One 
evening last week I found it sitting on my lawn mower in the garage – yes, it 
climbed up over the mower deck and was sitting in the area between the seat and 
dash. 

>  
> I also see them and box turtles in the State Game/Nan Weston area adjacent to 
our property pretty much every year. Two box turtles in particular this year. 
One year I got real lucky and saw a spotted turtle. Those are very cool. 

>  
> Saved a 18” snapper crossing  Reno road last week, too.
>  
> Ivan
>  
> From: Stevie [mailto:stevie19 AT att.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:07 PM
> Subject: RE: OT Turtle
>  
> Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and 
throat, as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a million years 
ago. :) 

> 
> Stevie
> 
> On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:
> A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings 
Turtles are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged 
plastron -- and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 

>  
> In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box 
Turtle in SE Michigan. 

>  
> Jim McDonald
> Ypsilanti
> 
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  wrote:
> 
> I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 

>  
> I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 

> 
> Suzanne
> Sent from my phone. 
> 
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  
wrote: 

> 
> NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 

>  
> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
> From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
> To: birders AT umich.edu
> Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
>  
> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 

>  
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Subject: Guess who was on NPR tonight?
From: Denise <denise_b337 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:02:45 -0700 (PDT)
Great story tonight featuring Allen Chartier and banding hummers.
Here is the link to the story:


http://www.michiganradio.org/post/meet-only-three-michiganders-who-band-hummingbirds 



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Subject: 3 YB Chats Crosswinds Marsh
From: "Daryl Aspery" <daspery1 AT wowway.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:01:15 -0400
I drove down Martinsville rd and heard a YB Chat calling from over the fence
line in Crosswinds Marsh. There was also one calling just north of the
stabilized Creek bed and a third calling north of the powerlines on the
horse trail. I also heard one Clay-colored Sparrow between those 2
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Subject: Wastenaw Cty Dickcissel & BGBY update
From: Andrew Dettling <dendroica AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:24:12 -0400
Birders,

An early morning ride was productive for two singing Dickcissels on Stienback 
just north of Weber. The birds have set up on a territory on the east and west 
side. Both birds sang continuously at 7am. If you don't hear them right away, 
just wait. I saw both birds after 1/2 hour. 


My BIg Green Big Year or BGBY is coming along well. This year I took on the 
challenge of Washtenaw Cty to ride my bike and find as many species as 
possible. Jacco set the record in 2011 with 228 species. I knew this was a good 
record but I can only now appreciate how hard Jacco worked in 2011. I have had 
to ride like a mad man to try and keep up with Jacco. 


May was crazy with almost daily rides of 30 - 70 miles. Start time was between 
2 and 5 am each day. I was a zombie by the end of May. 


Today I put in an 80 mile ride to try for the Dickcissel and my nemesis bird 
this year, RS Hawk. Everyone and their brother has seen one but me. So I 
decided to take ashore in the dark and ride to the NW corner of the county, 
where it appears there are at least one breeding pair. I fully intended on not 
finding one as the forested area is huge. Luckily enough, one of the side 
streets I picked as good habitat had a perched RS Hawk just off the road! 


With that I have found 216 species this year. Only 12 to go to tie, easy right? 
Wrong! Even though I have a entire half a year to go, there are very few birds 
that I missed in the first half. It will all come down to what shorebirds show 
up in the fall and Gulls on the one day at the dump that we get each year. I 
have almost no room for missed birds. It's going to be a nail biter! But for 
now I can catch up on sleep till August when shorebirds start to move ..... Or 
that next rare bird shows up! 


Andy Dettling

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Subject: Prairie Warbler
From: Andrew Dettling <dendroica AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:07:55 -0400
Birders,

The Hankred and North Lake Prairie Warbler continues. It was singing loudly 
from the roadside. The song today was more like a field sparrow without the 
bounce. I got great looks to confirm. 


Hankred Rd isN of N Territorial in Washtenaw Cty.

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Subject: Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some
From: Heidi Dodson <heidi.dodson AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:42:30 -0400
All, 
I second that. I have never been made to feel as though I was anything less 
than respected by any birders on the list. Many have answered a litany of 
questions and taught me a great deal. 


Heidi Dodson
Ann Arbor

On Jun 20, 2013, at 3:20 PM, "Juliet  Berger"  wrote:

> This article should be of interest to all.  Sexism isn't just a woman's
> problem. It is everyone's.  Thanks for sharing this info!  And, I might
> say, I have not experienced any of this problem in the Washtenaw group!! 
> Everyone has been fabulously welcoming and respectful of my birding
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: "Pam Moyer" <silvereagle AT airadvantage.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:24:45 -0400
That is so good of you being kind to the turtles, I love them!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: LaHaie, Ivan 
  To: birders AT umich.edu 
  Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:39 AM
  Subject: [birders] RE: OT Turtle


 I currently have a Blandings trying to lay eggs in my wife’s flower garden. 
Been around for about a week. Returns to the same spot almost every year. One 
evening last week I found it sitting on my lawn mower in the garage – yes, it 
climbed up over the mower deck and was sitting in the area between the seat and 
dash. 


   

 I also see them and box turtles in the State Game/Nan Weston area adjacent to 
our property pretty much every year. Two box turtles in particular this year. 
One year I got real lucky and saw a spotted turtle. Those are very cool. 


   

  Saved a 18” snapper crossing  Reno road last week, too.

   

  Ivan

   

  From: Stevie [mailto:stevie19 AT att.net] 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:07 PM
  Subject: RE: OT Turtle

   

 Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and 
throat, as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a million years 
ago. :) 


  Stevie

  On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:

 A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings 
Turtles are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged 
plastron -- and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 


     

 In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box Turtle 
in SE Michigan. 


     

    Jim McDonald

    Ypsilanti


    On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  wrote:

 I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 


       

 I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 


      Suzanne 

      Sent from my phone. 


 On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  wrote: 


        NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history. 

 In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 


         

        Warren Faust, Ann Arbor

        From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
        Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
        To: birders AT umich.edu
        Subject: [birders] OT Turtle

         

 My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 


         

        Jan B

        Superior Township

        Washtenaw County

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Subject: Re: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some
From: "Juliet Berger" <juliet.berger AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:20:36 -0400
This article should be of interest to all.  Sexism isn't just a woman's
problem. It is everyone's.  Thanks for sharing this info!  And, I might
say, I have not experienced any of this problem in the Washtenaw group!! 
Everyone has been fabulously welcoming and respectful of my birding
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Subject: Lindley Road update
From: John Gannon <johnegannon AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:27:35 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks to Joe for the tip on the Lindley Rd site. Was there yesterday (Wed) 
from 3-5 pm. Best views were right in the parking area. Hooded and 
chestnut-sided warblers took baths in plain sight in the rain puddles in the 
parking area. Good views also in the trees and shrubs edging the parking area 
of Amer. redstarts and blue-winged warblers. 

Tried this morning for cerulean warbler at the Embury Rd site without success.
John
Dexter Twp.



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Sent: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 10:00 am
Subject: [birders] Lindley Road, Embury Road (Washtenaw County) and Maybury 
State Park (Wayne County) - Saturday 



The Hooded Warblers are still fairly numerous on Lindley Road. There were at 
least 3 males singing an identical but odd variation of the common Hooded song 
near the parking lot. The best views were at the parking lot itself, where a 
Scarlet Tanager and various other birds were congregating around the mud puddle 
at the base of the big tree at the east end of the lot. A Blue-winged Warbler 
was making an odd call, a long trill that ended in what can only be called a 
"twang." It seems to be the danger call they make during nesting season. He 
kept it up for a while, but once he decided we were no threat, he eventually 
showed up at the puddle too. A Yellow-throated Vireo was calling, but never 
showed itself. 


The Cerulean Warblers were still calling on Embury Road, even though we didn't 
get there until later in the day (around 5:00). We got a good look at one 
cooperative male north of the lot that is mostly mud puddle. As usual, they are 
easiest to find when they are feeding in the trees directly above the road. 
South of the lot, a Hooded Warbler was singing a barely recognize able song to 
the west of the road, completely different from what the Lindley Road Hoodeds 
were singing. We heard one Blue-winged Warbler on Embury Road. 


We checked the field east of the eastern-most lot of the eight mile road 
entrance to Maybury State Park. Last year there were at least two Henslow's 
Sparrows in the field just over the little rise at the beginning of the trail. 
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Subject: RE: Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co. 6/18
From: "Sue & Warren Faust" <wsfaust AT prodigy.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:15:32 -0400
This morning we searched for Dickcissels at the location described by Dan
Sparks Jackson.  We were there at least 30min and 2 cars with other birders
showed up during that time.  My impression is that neither of us saw or
heard the bird.  We returned later, at 11am, and the bird was singing along
the road.  It then flew to a small tree beneath the power line described by
Dan and sang constantly for 20 minutes.  Finally it took off on a long
flight heading to the east of Steinbach Road.

Warren & Sue Faust


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Subject: [birders] Dickcissels, S. Steinbach Road, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw
Co. 6/18

At long last, a couple of Dickcissels have finally turned up in one of the
habitats I've had them in summers past:  South Steinbach Road ~0.1 mile
north of the intersection with Weber Road.  One male was perched and singing
to the west, atop the utility line that crosses Steinbach.  The other was
more distant to the east, downslope in the CREP field.  They were either mum
or absent when I drove through the area last week. 
Perhaps the species is still trickling in to our area?

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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: "LaHaie, Ivan" <ilahaie AT integrity-apps.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:39:04 +0000
I currently have a Blandings trying to lay eggs in my wife’s flower garden. 
Been around for about a week. Returns to the same spot almost every year. One 
evening last week I found it sitting on my lawn mower in the garage – yes, it 
climbed up over the mower deck and was sitting in the area between the seat and 
dash. 


I also see them and box turtles in the State Game/Nan Weston area adjacent to 
our property pretty much every year. Two box turtles in particular this year. 
One year I got real lucky and saw a spotted turtle. Those are very cool. 


Saved a 18” snapper crossing  Reno road last week, too.

Ivan

From: Stevie [mailto:stevie19 AT att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:07 PM
Subject: RE: OT Turtle

Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and throat, 
as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a million years ago. :) 


Stevie

On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:
A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings Turtles 
are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged plastron -- 
and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 


In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box Turtle 
in SE Michigan. 


Jim McDonald
Ypsilanti

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne 
> wrote: 

I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 


I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 


Suzanne
Sent from my phone.

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust" 
> wrote: 

NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a bit 
north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that there 
were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it is/was a 
dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 


Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
To: birders AT umich.edu
Subject: [birders] OT Turtle

My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in Superior 
Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a first for 
him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 


Jan B
Superior Township
Washtenaw County
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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: rongamble AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:26:33 +0000 (UTC)


In the past 7 years, Eastern Box Turtle have occasionally been observed at/near 
the Leonard Preserve (a Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation managed property 
near Manchester ) 


http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation 



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Subject: Interesting ABA report that may be of interest to some
From: Catherine Carroll <songsparrow AT wowway.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
Hi birders, 


Not everyone will want to read this [long] 06/12/2013 ABA Open Mic essay - but 
it may be interesting especially to birders who are women. 




http://blog.aba.org/2013/06/open-mic-the-field-glass-ceiling-women-mcdonald.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+aba-blog+%28ABA+Blog%29 



All the best, 
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Subject: 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census Diary (3 of 3)
From: Karen Markey <ylime AT umich.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 06:29:48 -0400
Here is the third installment that is a daily account of my experiences on
the 2013 Kirtland's Warbler Census:



Day 4 (Thursday, June 13), BIG CREEK/ELDORADO again

I am paired with Stuart, a retired tax attorney. We have worked together
several times in the past, and because he likes navigation, he takes charge
of it. We have two transects, about 3 kilometers total. We are back on the
Hughes Lake Burn where we are assigned natural regeneration in a combined
Red pine and Jack pine forest. Downed trees are everywhere. Sometimes they
cover wide areas on our transect. To navigate this mess, we mimic the
Michigan Marching Band's high stepping. I rest momentarily atop a hill and
take a panorama snapshot of the gently rolling countryside around me that I
can enjoy later when I catch my breath. Resuming our march, we stop on a
sandy two-track -- my eye catches a big black rock that turns out to be a
snapping turtle, maybe 2-feet long from nose to the tip of his tail -- I am
NOT turning the turtle over to see if he is a she.



We count 19 KWs and catch momentary glances of 2 because our focus is on
keeping our balance. I come close to impaling my shin on a rotting pine
branch. (My shin is still tender and black and blue today, a week later.)
My attention is diverted to Clay-colored sparrows singing here and there.
Whew! We are glad to be done with our first transect.



Our second transect is again on the burn. We high step through stands of
young aspens, red pine, and jack pine. Unfortunately, jack pine trees are
few and far between. We count 0 KWs. The highlight of the transect is a
lone male Common nighthawk flying high above, calling "peent" over and over
again and making 90-degree dives straight down to earth. When the Nighthawk
transitions from dive to upswing, a "booming" sound is produced by a rush
of air through his primary feathers. Very cool! (Play this Youtube movie to
experience this phenomena for yourself,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qpsyjmda5Q.) We hitch a ride back into town
with other census-takers. Getting into the van, Don catches sight of an
Upland sandpiper perched on a dead snag right in front of us. Double cool!



After a quick lunch at the Paddle Inn, I return to Wakeley Lake. The loons
are calling and I catch sight of them across the lake. Two juvenile Bald
eagles are perched on the nest, bouncing up and down with outstretched
wings. I have watched the juvenile Decorah Bald eagles on UStreamTV
exercise their wings in the same way -- our Wakeley juvies should taking
their first flight very soon. Not far from the nest, mom or dad Bald eagle
does an imitation of a Great blue heron, wading in the marsh below the nest
and looking for fish. I meander onto a trail deeper into the forest where a
Barred owl calls out, "Who cooks for you?"



Wakeley Lake is an amazing place but I cannot linger any longer. I motor
into town, shower, and dine at O'Briens with Don and Larry, MSU professors.
They tell me about their summer plans to teach MSU's introductory forestry
class online for the first time.





Day 5 (Thursday, June 14), MACK LAKE again



We census-takers have finished counting KWs on federal land. Only a few
small areas remain here and there. Phil drives Don and me to separate
transects and he motors to a third farther away. I am on my own on this
picture perfect morning, cool, dry, with nary a cloud in the sky. This will
be a test of my GPS navigation skills because if I get lost, I have to find
the way out of the forest on my own.



As we walk to our starting point, a singing KW relocates from Don's
transect on the south side of the dirt road to mine on the north. The bird
is singing so close but I cannot see him. He must be perched low and deep
inside a jack pine where they seem to disappear into thin air. I get
started on my transect, walk 200 meters north, hear a KW and catch a sight
of him at the same time he flies from treetop to earth. I walk two
200-meter segments west. A KW is nearby. There he is, perched atop a jack
pine, singing his heart out. A second sings farther away -- I scan with my
binoculars and low and behold, I bring his brilliant yellow breast into
focus on a far-off tree. I know this is the KW I am hearing because his
body beats to the rhythm of his song.



My final 3 points take me north again. I stop on the first 200-meter
segment below a bare tree trunk. A KW is perched on top. He throws back his
head, arches his back, rips off his distinctive "
choo-choo-chee-chee-wee-wee" song, his entire body quivering in sync with
his song. I stand and watch. Repeatedly he gives song. Suddenly a Bluebird
emerges from a hole in the tree trunk, flies to the top and brushes past
the singing KW. Startled, the KW flies to the foot of a jack pine and
disappears into the brush. I finish my transect and walk the wood margin to
the road. This final transect has yielded 7 KWs and I have seen 4!



Don has a much longer transect so I wait patiently by the side of the road.
Hearing the familiar "peent" of the Common nighthawk, I catch sight of two
Nighthawks flying above the countryside in unison. I watch their aerial
display  -- they seem to be playing tag, one bird in the lead and the other
giving chase close behind. The only other sounds are singing KWs, Brown
thrashers, Lincoln's sparrows, and Bluebirds. The sun is shining, the sky
is deep blue above me, the air is cool and motionless. At this moment, I am
comfortable, satisfied, and at peace.





Total KWs Seen and/or Heard



My Magee Marsh subtotal A = 2
My personal subtotal B (male KWs heard only) = 70
My personal subtotal C (male KWs seen) = 13
My personal subtotal D (female KWs seen) = 1
My personal KW TOTAL = 86





Here is a list of the birds I saw or heard during my trip north.



KEY:
k = birds that share the jack pine forests with KWs
m = birds on the wooded margins of jack pine forests
W = Wakeley Lake
H = Hartwick Pines
r = roadside
h = heard only



Common loon W
Ring-billed gulls r
Killdeer r
Upland sandpiper k
Spotted sandpiper W
Ruffed grouse hk
Wild turkeys r
Red-tailed hawk r
Northern goshawk h
Broad-winged hawk W

 Bald eagle W
Osprey r (US-23 cell phone towers north of Brighton)
Turkey vulture k
American kestrel r
Barred owl hW
Mourning dove k
Black-billed cuckoo hWH
Yellow-billed cuckoo hW
Common nighthawk k
Kingfisher hW

 Red-bellied woodpecker W
Red-headed woodpecker hk
Hairy woodpecker W
Downy woodpecker r
Yellow-bellied sapsucker WH
Pileated woodpecker r (flyover on road to Lewiston)
Northern flicker k
Eastern kingbird kW
Eastern phoebe hrW
Eastern wood-pewee mHW

 Yellow-bellied flycatcher h?
Tree swallow W
Barn swallow r
American crow r
Northern raven k
Blue jay k
Black-capped chickadee kHW
Brown creeper hH
White-breasted nuthatch mW
Red-breasted nuthatch m

 House wren r
Winter wren H
Brown thrasher (k, very common in Jack pines)
American robin rmHW
Hermit thrush (k, very common in jack pines, HW)
Red-eyed vireo mHW
Blue-headed vireo H
Black-throated green warbler H
Black-and-white warbler H
Yellow-rumped warbler mH

 Kirtland's warbler
Canada warblers hH
American redstart r
Pine warblers mHW
Nashville warblers (k, very common in jack pines, HW)
Mourning warbler m
Northern waterthrush H
Ovenbird (k, typical in older jack pine, HW)
Common yellowthroat mW
Brown-headed cowbird k

 Red-winged blackbird mW
European starling k
Baltimore oriole W
Scarlet tanager mHW
Dark-eyed junco k
American goldfinch k
Indigo bunting m
Rose-breasted grosbeak mH
Evening grosbeak hH
Eastern towhee k

 White-throated sparrow hW
Chipping sparrow k
Swamp sparrow W
Song sparrow mW
Lincoln's sparrow k
Clay-colored sparrow k
Field sparrow k



My 11th year as a census volunteer is now complete. I leave renewed from my
sojourn to the northern LP, thankful to the many volunteers and federal and
state workers who care for the Kirtland's warbler and its unique habitat
year in and year out.

* * * * * * * * * * * *
Karen Markey
Email: ylime AT umich.edu
Web: http://ylime.people.si.umich.edu/


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Subject: Bald eagle takes a sea lamprey -- Benzie County
From: Bill Rapai <brapai AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:01:55 -0400 (EDT)
Birders:


I spent this morning observing workers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
doing sea lamprey control on the Betsie River near Benzonia. 



While the agency people were working above the Homestead Dam, a different kind 
of sea lamprey control had already taken place downstream. As I stood there 
talking with one of the agency's workers, a bald eagle flew over with a sea 
lamprey wiggling in its talons. 



The troops on the ground didn't call for air support, but they were grateful 
for it anyway. 



Bill Rapai
Grosse Pointe


Author of "The Kirtland's Warbler: The Story of a Bird's Fight Against 
Extinction and the People Who Saved It," named a Michigan Notable Book for 2013 
by the Library of Michigan. 



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Subject: Hummingbird banding on NPR
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:39:29 -0400
Birders,

Tomorrow (Thursday) the Environment Report by Rebecca Williams will air an
interview with all three currently licensed hummingbird banders in
Michigan. It will be on Michigan Radio (91.7 FM) and will air at 8:50 a.m.
and 5:45 p.m. The story can be read, and listened to, on-line at
www.michiganradio.org.

-- 
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Inkster, Michigan
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Subject: Re: OT Turtle
From: silvereagle AT airadvantage.net
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:35:31 -0400 (EDT)
> I have seen more turtles this year than any other year in my 57 years
crossing roads.  Some have been hit beyond repair but my faith got a bit
restored when last weekend I escorted the largest Blandings I have ever
seen until today another even larger Blandings, my hand hardly fit over
it to pick it up!  I sure wish they would all stop crossing roads!  No
Box turtles yet for me.


My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in
> Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one
> is
> a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??
>
> Jan B
> Superior Township
> Washtenaw County
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: Stevie <stevie19 AT att.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:07:04 -0400
Blandings Turtles are really cool looking with a bright yellow chin and 
throat, as I recall from Prof. Gelderloos' Field Biology course a 
million years ago.  :)

Stevie

On 6/19/2013 6:29 PM, CJ McDonald wrote:
> A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. 
> Blandings Turtles are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because 
> of their hinged plastron -- and are relatively common in SE Michigan, 
> and larger.
>
> In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a 
> Box Turtle in SE Michigan.
>
> Jim McDonald
> Ypsilanti
>
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  > wrote:
>
>> I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very 
>> nice size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper 
>> a few weeks ago.
>>
>> I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and 
>> brought home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take 
>> them all back out. It was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That 
>> was in the late 70's and in sw Michigan.
>>
>> Suzanne
>> Sent from my phone.
>>
>> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust" 
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> NOTE: This report should be regarded as ancient history.
>>>
>>> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron 
>>> Parkway a bit north of Washtenaw Ave.  Someone I spoke with at the 
>>> time indicated that there were a few known to live in that area at 
>>> that time. Unfortunately it is/was a dangerous area in which to be a 
>>> terrestrial turtle.
>>>
>>> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
>>>
>>> *From:*Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu]
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
>>> *To:* birders AT umich.edu 
>>> *Subject:* [birders] OT Turtle
>>>
>>> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in 
>>> Superior Township.  He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this 
>>> one is a first for him!  Has anyone else seen one of these in the area??
>>>
>>> Jan B
>>>
>>> Superior Township
>>>
>>> Washtenaw County
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Subject: RE: OT Turtle
From: CJ McDonald <cjmcd77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:29:59 -0400
A large adult Eastern Box Turtle would have a six-inch shell. Blandings Turtles 
are often called Box (or Semi-box) Turtles because of their hinged plastron -- 
and are relatively common in SE Michigan, and larger. 


In forty-five years of active searching, I have sadly never found a Box Turtle 
in SE Michigan. 


Jim McDonald
Ypsilanti

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:24 PM, Suzanne  wrote:

> I stopped to move a box turtle from the road last week. It was a very nice 
size, with a shell about 8-10 inches long. Moved a 12"+ snapper a few weeks 
ago. 

> 
> I remember as a kid there was a summer that my sister and I found and brought 
home about 18 box turtles. Of course, my mom made us take them all back out. It 
was wise of her, but I was disappointed. That was in the late 70's and in sw 
Michigan. 

> 
> Suzanne
> Sent from my phone. 
> 
> On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:11 PM, "Sue & Warren Faust"  
wrote: 

> 
>> NOTE:  This report should be regarded as ancient history.
>> In the early 1980’s I assisted a Box Turtle in crossing Huron Parkway a 
bit north of Washtenaw Ave. Someone I spoke with at the time indicated that 
there were a few known to live in that area at that time. Unfortunately it 
is/was a dangerous area in which to be a terrestrial turtle. 

>>  
>> Warren Faust, Ann Arbor
>> From: Jan Berry [mailto:jeberry AT umich.edu] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:26 PM
>> To: birders AT umich.edu
>> Subject: [birders] OT Turtle
>>  
>> My husband just helped a lovely Eastern Box Turtle cross the road in 
Superior Township. He's seen a lot of turtles in Michigan, but this one is a 
first for him! Has anyone else seen one of these in the area?? 

>>  
>> Jan B
>> Superior Township
>> Washtenaw County
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