2017 is turning out to be an irruption year for Dickcissels in the Great Lakes Region. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is finding these rare sparrows and posting wonderful photos on social media and personal websites. This evening, I had the opportunity to join them! A total of 10 Dickcissels were seen at Pt. Mouillee SGA in Monroe Co., MI.
Four were seen along the North Causeway at the south end of the Long Pond Unit. Another was seen at the junction of Vermet and Long Pond Units, and two more along the Middle Causeway and south end of Vermet. I then saw 3 driving down Haggerman at the Antennae Farm.