American Kestrel -- 1
Horned Lark -- 150+
Lapland Longspur -- 1
Snow Bunting -- 250+
An exceptional number of Snowy Owls can still be found in the greater
mid-Michigan area. This afternoon, I had 24 separate SNOW sightings across
four counties. (Gratiot & Isabella sightings are not included in this listing.) Here are the approximate locations of the owls:
*MIDLAND County, Jasper Township (SW corner of county)*
-South of Kent Road between Coleman and Lewis Roads;
-Coleman Road at Kent Road;
-West County Line north of Kent Road;
-West County Line south of Kent Road;
-West County Line north of Redstone Road;
-Coleman Road south of Redstone Road;
-West County Line south of Redstone Road;
-West County Line and LaPorte Road.
*MIDLAND County, Porter Township (south-central)*
-8 Mile Road south of LaPorte Road;
-Meridian Road south of Redstone Road;
-Redstone Road just east of 11 Mile Road.
*MIDLAND County, Mount Haley Township (south-central)*
-LaPorte Road just north of Homer Road;
-Tittabawassee Road 1/4 mile west of Homer Road;
-Kent Road 1/4 mile east of Homer Road;
-LaPorte Road just east of 5 Mile Road.
*MIDLAND County, Ingersoll Township (SE corner of county)*
-Smith's Crossing south of Freeland Road.
*SAGINAW County, Jonesfield Township (NW corner of county)*
-Tittabawassee Road at Fenmore Road;
-Chapin Road between Frost and Dice Roads;
-Frost Road between Chapin and Merrill Roads;
-O'Hara Road 1/2 mile west of Fenmore Road;
-Merrill Road between O'Hara and Frost Roads;
-Merrill Road 1/3 mile south of Tittabawassee Roads.
I have found that the best days for searching are cloudy and relatively
wind-free and the best times would be in the morning and afternoon into the
evening. Even though I was in four counties, all of these areas are very
close to one another and can be adequately covered in 4 hours or so.