My husband and I spotted 5 bald eagles in all (three adult, two young) in Ithaca, Michigan at Luce and Hayes Roads.
On February 25, 2013 I saw a bald eagle in Muskegon County, Michigan at PJ Hofmaster State Park. I was standing on the snow/ice pileups on the shoreline of Lake Michigan when I saw what looked to be a large bird standing on a cluster of icebergs a few hundred meters directly in front of me. After a few minutes in flew further into the lake near very large grouping of other birds (which were too far away too tell what they were). At the time, I didn't know it was a bald eagle. I took a picture of it with my camera (which has a 42x optical zoom, about 1000mm) and when I got home, finally pulled it up on my computer and realized that it was a bald eagle.
A single Bald Eagle flew over I675 just east of the Saginaw, MI, city limit, Sunday, 2/25/13 around noon.
Lawton, Michigan near Bankson Lake. 2 Bald Eagles feasting on a deer carcass throughout the days of Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th 2013. We have had several sightings in this area over the last few years.
2/23/2013 5:19pm Spotted a single adult in a lone tree in the middle of a farm field situated between Preston Road and Ridge Hwy, Britton Michigan. My mother reports an additional sighting in her yard (on Preston Road) in a large maple tree a couple days before, as well. The bird I located flew to the west into a wooded area near the Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Ridge Hwy.
Brandi A. Kelley
I was riding my bike 2/23/13 on Huron River Drive a half mile east of Mast road in Washtenaw county, Michigan, and a bald eagle was flying over the Huron River at 3pm.=
Grosse Pointe Park Bald Eagle sighting. February 14, 2013 around 1:00 p.m. I saw a Bald Eagle on Windmill Pointe Drive and Lakepointe. My guess is it was a young female due to the size and white speckles on wings. I will keep an eye out for more.
Jim Marshall GP, MI=
Just saw a bald eagle 2/13/13 3:00 pm on Maceday Lake Road in Waterford, MI.
Today, February 12, 2013 at around 3:15 p.m. I saw a bald eagle in a tree on the south side of B Drive North in Calhoun County, between 12 mile Road and 9 mile Road. It was very large and it was just sitting there. I've seen many bald eagles from the train going over the Mississippi in Burlington, Iowa, but I've never seen one in Michigan. It was very exciting. I'll keep my eyes alert for the next one.
Marshall, Mi =
We live in Lowell, MI along the Flat River. We've been here a year and a half and see two routinely. One is an adult with the white head, the other I'm assuming is younger as it's head is still brown. Usually we see them along Flat River Dr, or flying above the river, a lot of times the one with the white head is in a tree across the River. Today they flew over the river and landed in separate trees maybe 20 yards from our house. We've never seen them that close up, they're beautiful! We hope they continue to stick around.
Today in Branch county Michigan. Between Coldwater and Union City.
02/04/13 I watched a bald eagle at close range, 10 to 15 feet away, feeding on an animal carcass along Douglas Ave south of Plainwell, MI. It kept at this for at least 40 mins that I am aware.
It is not unusual to see eagles near the shore of Lake St Clair in the Grosse Pointes
however, there was one perched in a pine tree on Ridge Road in the Farms this morning.
I saw a bald eagle this morning 1/30/13. He/she (didn't get to stop and look close enough) landed in the top of a tree on the west side of us23 near the Plymouth Rd exit in Ann Arbor, MI. The time was approximately 8:20 am.
Large adult seen flying low near Tyler Creek Golf Course along M-50 in southwest Kent County, Michigan, USA near Freeport Road at 10:00 am Sunday January 27, 2013.
Flushing mich along Flint river
I spotted a Bald Eagle on 1-26-2013 at 5pm in an open feild eating what I think was a rabbit. I watched it for about 15 minutes and got some pictures of it before it flew away. I seen one in about the same spot about a year ago. I seen the eagle from my house that is located in Adrian, Michigan a mile west of Lenawee County Airport.
Jackson Michigan 1/21 near i-94
Two days ago (1/9/13), I saw a huge bird gliding across Walton Blvd near the Clintonville Rd. Intersection. It was going back and forth between Schoolhouse lake and Wormer lake. When the bird turned, to my delight I saw a white tail and head.
Waterford, Michigan at about 4:45 PM.
Today my mom, myself and my 3 year old son saw a Beautiful Bald Eagle flying through the sky on Bogie Lake road right by Northern High-school in Commerce twp. Amazing!
Just Saw one sitting in the tree above my house on Woodhull Lake in Clarkston Michigan … neighbors were all taking pictures.. 1-6-13 at aprox 4:30
I saw a bald eagle fly over the town of Albion, Michigan, 49224. I was standing on the corner of South Ionia and East Erie Street and the bird flew from the north west toward the south east over Rieger Park. It was just above the tree tops, I have no idea if it was male or female.
I saw 2 bald eagles flying in circles over my neighborhood in Ann Arbor - Scio Township
We have seen a single mature Bald Eagle on Pleasant Lake, Three Rivers, MI the last two mornings. 1st sighting was flying about 50' over open water. This morning he it was perched on the ice in front of our house, flew off for a few minutes then returned for about a 15 minutes. Think he wanted to celebrate New Year's eve with us. What a beautiful sight.
Bruce & Jeanie Metzger
Today while driving west on I94, I saw a lone adult bald eagle resting
in a small leafless tree on the north side of I94 between Mattawan and
PawPaw MI - just west of Kalamazoo. Amazing sight! This is the
second time I have observed an eagle in this location.
On January 3, 2012 while driving north on I-75 near Roscommon I saw two bald eagles, each perched on a separate trees. Unbelievable sight! Wish I had my camera ready.
I saw a bald eagle on January 2, 2013 flying over Crescent Lake Rd. in Waterford, MI. They are amazing! It's good to know that they are making a comeback!
We saw a pair of mature bald eagles cavorting in the skies over the Huron River just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan yesterday, December 30th, 2012. They had huge wingspans and distinctive white tails. Beautifal and nimble in flight. Such a thrill to see!
Paul & Marilyn Wilkie
December 29, 2012 I was fortunate enough to observe a Bald Eagle hunt for a few hours in the late morning over the northwest swamp and open water area of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was a thrill to watch her perch, soar, and strike. What a magnificent creature; I hope she stays in the area.
We saw and photographed a single adult bald eagle behind our house on 12/27/12 in Highland, MI. It flew behind our house on Murray Lake, landed in a tree, and stayed about 15 minutes before flying off.
Saw a mature pair in Pontiac Lake State park in Waterford, MI on 12/19/12. We sat under a tree they were in for 5 minutes while our dog ran under them. We got some pictures and a video of them flying away.
I saw an immature bald eagle at very close range yesterday, in Taylor. MI. I went to let my housecat in from the backyard, and the cat was agitated and looking skyward. I went outside and followed the cat's gaze to the top of a telephone pole in my next door neighbor's yard, and there sat a very large, juvenile bald eagle, staring at the cat. It was mottled dark brown in color, with white flecks distributed on it's underbody. I watched it for approximately a minute, until it took flight. It had a very large wingspan (3-4 ft.) and a heavy body. It had a heavy, hooked beak.
Highland Twp., Oakland County, Michigan
December 15, 2012 10:45 a.m.
Just saw a bald eagle perched on top of a (leafless) tree by our lake - Upper Pettibone Lake, off Harvey Lake Road in Highland. Magnificent! Viewed with binoculars, and tried to take a picture from inside the house poor quality. My husband went out side about 50' down property - and although eagle was still roughly 150' away, he didn't like my husband's movement, and flew away. His strength and beauty was breathtaking!
While out walking on a beautiful, unseasonably warm December 14th, 2012 afternoon, we were treated to a pair of bald eagles!!! We were 3 miles north of the Kalamazoo River, near the Gull Creek, in Galesburg, Michigan. They started out in a tree fairly close to the road, and after we stopped, one flew a few hundred yards back into an open field area (landed in a tree), and shortly thereafter, the other took off. We continued to watch them as they sat pretty much side by side.....what a beautiful sight!
C. Roe, Michigan
Just saw a Bald Eagle over Ann Arbor, Michigan - approximately above Huron High School/Gallup Park - 2:58 pm, clear, sunny day with temps about 45 degrees F
I just spotted a single Bald Eagle over Morrison Lake in Coldwater, MI. It was trying to catch birds off the lake. What a sight :-).
We saw three bald eagles flying here in Galesburg Michigan. What a beautiful sight.
December 1, 2012 Orion Township, Mi
An eagle was sighted on the pond behind our home by my neighbor and myself this morning around 9:15. It rose from the pond and came toward us before elevating and banking to fly across the pond and away. Amazing!
I spotted a bald eagle while driving on Dixie Highway in Waterford MI, near Scott Lake Rd. on November 28. An amazing sight in this area!
Today is November 25th 2012. We live in Capac Michigan 48014. Today was our first snowfall of the year so we took a slow ride on our 4 wheeler through our woods just west of town. We saw lots of tracks from deer, squirrels and rabbits but then noticed a new bird being chased by a lot of small birds. Our normal Red tail is easy to spot but this one was very dark. When he flew across the property heading west his bright white head was perfect! He dove down through the field next door before disappearing. We have lived here for 26 years and watch birds a lot. This was the first American Bald Eagle I have seen here. What a treat for Thanksgiving weekend!
An amazing Thanksgiving Day sighting! My husband and I saw a bald eagle today, late morning, near Maple Beach in Kensington Metro Park in Milford, Michigan. This was my first ever Michigan sighting, though I'd seen bald eagles before near Vancouver, British Columbia. Amazing and beautiful birds of prey!
Bald Eagle sighted in Casco (Formerly part of Richmond before Annex), Mi. No better time to see one soaring overhead than on Thanksgiving.
On Nov. 10, 2012, at aprox. 10:45am, I saw a mature Bald Eagle flying down the middle of a country road ahead of my car in Dexter Township, Washtenaw County, Chelsea, MI. I pulled over to watch and it landed in a big oak tree and cleaned its beak off on the branch several times and eventually took off flying in the direction which would take it over a lake. I've never seen a Bald Eagle in our area and was amazed and thankful to be able to watch this beautiful creature of God!
On November 10, 2012 in Lake Orion, Michigan I viewed 2 bald eagle's just soaring over my house. They were flying southwest. Awesome view.
I Just saw a Bald Eagle knock a duck out of the air on Walled Lake in Michigan
11/2/2012 Bald Eagle sighting on the Kalamazoo River 1/4 mile downstream from the Ceresco, Michigan Dam. The sighting was at the 6.25 mile mark of the Enbridge Pipeline oil spill.
Lake Leelanau, Mi on staurday, oct. 27 about 4pm. Soaring above our Ann Arbor Skyline Eagles Crew Team.
I saw a bald eagle flying and hovering over Highway 23, in Ann Arbor, just south of Highway 14 and north of the Huron River, On October 25 at about 3:30 p.m. It was an amazing sight! I wish I had been a location to have watched for a longer period of time.
Howell Township Michigan at Tooley and Warner Road
Jackson County, Michigan
10/22/12, around 5pm.
Single adult bald eagle flew west across M-99 about 5 miles north of I-94.
10/19/2012. We saw a bald eagle in Otsego Michigan, perched above a small
lake near the Kalamazoo river. We lost sight of it when it dropped out of
the tree down toward the lake.
Branch, MI, about 20 miles east of Ludington,10/19/12 approx. 4pm -
We saw a bald eagle fly over Emerson Lake in front of our cottage. It went up in a tree for a few minutes then swooped down, grabbed something out of the lake and flew away. It came back twice, in fact it's out there in the tree now, maybe waiting for the rain to stop. I was able to snap this picture and hope to get more over the weekend.
Pentwater, Michigan -- Today (October 17, 2012) at about 4:20 pm, I spotted a bald eagle flying past our cottage which is located along Lake Michigan approximately one mile south of channel between Pentwater Lake and Lake Michigan. This is my the 4th sighting of an eagle in the last 3 weeks at this location.
Oct. 14, 2012 around 3:30 p.m. Ann Arbor. Driving north on Dixboro road, we were on the bridge passing over the Huron River when a mature bald eagle flew in front of us at the tree line. I caught sight of the white head and then both the head and tail as it banked to the right! I've been in AA for 17 yrs. and this is the first bald eagle I've seen here. Amazing! If not for my husband's desire to get home for the start of the Tigers' game, I would have turned around to watch it's journey!
We saw a bald eagle on the north east corner of Irish rd & birch run rd on October 11, 2012 at about 2:00 in the afternoon in Millington, MI. I have several pictures on the ground & one in flight!
I saw two sightings of Bald Eagles in Sterling Park, Monroe,Mi. I have decent photos of one.
We have what appear to be a group of four immature Bald Eagles in the area of Farmington Hills, Michigan. They have been sighted soaring and hunting aournd our immediate area for the past three days or so. They were last seen today at noon aound the same area. Two of them perched for a while on top of one of the cellular towers around the Farmington road / 12 mile area. I was'nt sure they were eagles until I got to see them directly overhead at about 200 ft.
Lone Bald Eagle sighted soaring above our house in Belmont, MI. 49306. We watched it soar at about 3-5 hundred feet in fairly tight circles for more than 5 minutes before its widening pattern moved further west and finally, out of sight. We have watched many Bald Eagles but never this close to a city the size of Grand Rapids, MI which is situated less than 5 miles south of Belmont. This sighting was positively identified as a Bald Eagle but so far unconfirmed by others.
A beutiful bald eagle was perced in a tree on Sonoma Lake in East Leroy Michigan last fall. This past week, another Eagle was on the ice eating fish that had been left behind. This one resembled the Golden Eagle as it did not have a white head.
Numerous Bald Eagles have been hanging out at the mouth of Saginaw Bay near Bay Harbou
marina. A man my husband talked to saw 22 one evening last week.
Mrs. David Charlesbois
February 5, 2012....saw a bald eagle flying over Gray Lake in Lake, MI (Clare County). This is the first time I've seen one in the wild and it was quite a thrill. Of course I couldn't find my camera fast enough to get a picture!
I was driving for work up to Ludington, MI on 1-30-12 and saw a bald eagle sitting on the metal railing as I crossed the Pete Marquette River on 31 just south of Ludington. He flew up and circled and then soared to the other side and sat in a tree and then got up and circled again. When I went back down 31 I saw him again soar from the east side to the west side.
I am not sure if I witnessed 3 or not, one was on the ground over what looked like dead deer carcase, I dove by and was so stunted that I kept on driving, a couple miles down the road I turned around and returned as I pulled up he or she flew up to a tree about 300 yards off but originally it was only 30 yards away, It stayed it the tree for about 20 minutes, then off about 100 yard I saw another one, this one was just about all dark, the one that was on the ground had a white head and tail feathers, as I listened, the one some distance away was "chirping" the adult flew over to where that one was. Then another one all dark flew by then soared off into the distance. This happened in Lowell Michigan on a street called Flat River Dr. on the curve before Flat River Ct. What a tremendous sight I never witnessed one let alone 3 in the wild.
On January 28, 2012 my husband and I were shoveling snow. It was very windy. I looked at the sky and saw a bald eagle flying. We couldn't believe it! This was the first eagle we ever saw! At first we thought it was some type of hawk, but as it flew closer and past us we were able to see the white head and tail as it displayed a "soaring" flight pattern. It was amazing!
Sterling Heights, Michigan
I live in Saline 48176, just south of Ann Arbor. On Saturday the 27th my son and I saw what we thought was a large hawk circling near our house. As we got closer we realized it was a Bald Eagle. He was flying directly south.
1-25-12. I have been driving for a limo company for 11 years,going only from Toledo to Detroit Metro airport. My route is up I-75 through Monroe Michigan. I am always scanning the trees quickly to see the red-tailed hawks out there(which are plentiful). I suddenly see this eagle in the tree. It was quite a shock to me. I had never seen one in the wild. I pointed it out to my guests on the car. One guest was from Minnesota,confirmed that it was an eagle,and said she sees them quite often in her area. It was high up in a tree near exit 13. There are many small lakes around,and it was not far from Lake Erie. I know they eat fish,so he was in a great location for food. It would be nice to see more of these,and I consider myself very lucky to see one in it's natural habitat!
On Thursday, January 26, 2012 I was traveling east on Territorial Road in Hillsdale Co, MI. approximately 1 mile east of SR 49, a Bald Eagle on the ground apparently feeding on a dead deer carcass.. The bird was approximately 50 yards off of the road.
Richard Unger, Coldwater, MI
My fiancé and I were coming home from an awesome weekend wine tasting and shopping with friends in Traverse City. We wanted to leave our friends house by noon, but ended up staying until after 1:00. We were traveling East on M113 through a light snow, when all of a sudden out of a field flew a massive bird. He went right over the car and we both looked at each other and said, "WoW...That was a bald eagle!" We couldn't stop smiling. Glad we left so late! It was very cool and definitely the best part of the weekend!
Jamey Perhogan and Colin
appears to be single adult bald eagle around the lakeview airport in Michigan. Haven't seen two together but one has been spotted 4 or 5 times within the last month. area is Lakeview Michigan 48850.
St Clair, MI (north end)
Pulling out of my driveway, heading North on our road (one black from the St Clair River) was what I believe was a soaring Bald Eagle chasing a few small birds. He landed in a tree. At first we thought it was a hawk, but then we realized it was so dark and had a white head and tail. It was amazing!! We have the Alice W. Moore Woods Nature Sanctuary right off our street, so we have a lot of birds and other small animal sightings. If this was what we thought it was, it was a gift.
Kristin M. Brooks
January 7, 2012 &@; 9:30 am
I was driving North on M24 on the border of Oakland & Lapeer counties in Michigan. I saw an adult Bald Eagle soaring ENE. Very impressive in the morning sunlight!
North end of Devils Lake (Manitou Beach, MI 49253)
Saturday 1/7/2012 approximately 10:15 am.
12:44pm 1/6/12, Plymouth Township, MI. On my way back from the mailbox saw what I thought was a hawk (we have several red-tailed here) thinking to myself, "Wow! That one is huge! Look at that wing span!" Then it banked and saw the white tail.... it banked again and saw the white head. I couldn't believe it! I wanted to get binoculars to make sure but I couldn't take my eyes off this magnificent creature. It really was unmistakable, we always see them Up North in Sleeping Bear Dunes area, my brain just couldn't reconcile seeing one in my front yard! It was soaring and circling over our subdivision which is right next to Plymouth Township Park. Headed toward the park and out of view. I REALLY hope I see it again. WOW!
January 5, 2012
Saw a bald eagle on my street Garden Valley Rd. in Marengo, IL on the north side of the road right by the Kishwaukee River bridge. It was eating prey on the side of the road. I saw it take flight. !!!
Jan 5, 2012
Today, less than 50 yards from the lakeside deck of a home for sale on Birch Lake in Southwest Michigan. My wife and I watched for 20 minutes while a mature bald eagle repeatedly tried to snatch an injured duck out of the lake. The duck dove underwater with each attempt at its life. The eagle eventually tired and retreated to a nearby tree top to rest, gather strength, and undoubtedly try again. My wife had her Nikon camera w giant zoom lens in the car and snapped 100 breathtaking photos. Great Day
I was taking a walk along a wooded path that circles a large pond in our development. As I stopped to look out at the pond (facing east), a large bird flew overhead from the west. Thinking it was a waterfowl, I thought to myself 'where is it going to land?' since the pond was almost completely frozen over. Then I noticed the stark white tail and watched as it perched high in a tree on the other side of the pond. I knew it had to be a bald eagle. I continued to walk around the pond to get a better look and ensure that there was a white head to go along with the white tail. Sure enough, a beautiful bald eagle. I live in Brighton, Michigan and was amazed that a bald eagle would be that far south. I remember the summers of the 1970's when as a child, my family would vacation in the Upper Peninsula and spend days driving around Seney National Wildlife Refuge Park hoping to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle!
Saw a mature bald eagle around lunch time in East Grand Rapids right around and over Reeds Lake!
1/2/12 12:30 PM There is an eagle in a field on Noble Road near M-52. It is eating a crow.
Just saw a bald eagle perched in a tree. Driving south on U.S. 127. Houghton Lake, Michigan
My husband and youngest son just saw an adult bald eagle flying down our lake. Wolverine Lake in Commerce Township, MI. There have been occasional sightings in our area but this was a very exciting first for us.
We live in Dearborn, Michigan USA. The postal service Zip Code area is
This morning, 12.27.11, about 11:00 AM, an adult bald eagle landed in a
small tree near outside our picture window near our front porch. We
were watching the birds and squirrels eating the seed we had thrown for
them, as they depend on us in the winter. Dearborn is a older suburb
of Detroit, Michigan with a lot of mature trees and the corresponding
squirrels. This makes the second time we have seen one. The first
sighting was a junior bald eagle which landed on our roof about 25
years ago. It had a squirrel or rabbit in one of its claws. This was
in the fall. We were outside raking leaves when we head a thump on the
I live on Lake Huron in Port Huron, Michigan. I sighted the Eagle today. Here on the beach just north of the Bluewater Bridge. I have a video also with black birds very annoyed and attempting to attack the eagle.
Spotted two adult bald eagles soaring over southern Kent county near Caledonia MI on December 23, 2011
Bald Eagle sighted flying across Baldwin Street in Jenison, Michigan just west of 12th Avenue on Sunday, December 18th at about 8:45am. I've lived in Jenison almost my entire life, and had never previously sighted one. This was my second sighting in the Grand Rapids area in the last three weeks.
For the last two summers I have went on vacation to sqaw lake in Michigan upper pennisula. Where for the first year there was one bald eagle living. There is now two living there I only got the privilage of photographing one of the two and its the same one i photographed in 2010.
Bald eagle sighted in Buchanan, michigan, Berrien county in a tree on the st. Joseph river at 1:00 p.m., 12\5\2011
Lee Ann Parm
Dec. 3, 2011. A magnificent adult Bald Eagle flew over my house around 6pm, heading southward. I live about 1/4 mile from the northwest shoreline of Gull Lake in Richland, MI. I heard that there could be Bald Eagles in the area but I've lived her 12 years and this was my first sighting.
Observed two hunting over elk lake in Attica, Michigan on 11-30-11 around 11:30 am est.
Saw my first bald eagle in the wild soaring about the wood line in Mason, Michigan. Although I could hardly believe my eyes, I had a very clear view of the white head and tail and the wings spanned out straighter than the turkey vultures we see in this area. For reference, the closest intersection is the corner of Okemos and Sandhill Roads.
just arrived at delphi metro park, ann arbor mi, to cast a line on balmy november afternoon ( nov. 8) and saw
eagle flying along river fishing also!………always nice to see
LAKE NETTIE, PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY MALE AND FEMALE SIGHTING!
Spotted one feeding on Round Lake in Van Buren County MI. I was launching my boat today – November 2, 2011 - when a DNR Fisheries worker pointed him out. They aren't too common in this part of the state
Ida\Maybe Rd near M50 just outside of Dundee on October 18, 2011, approx. 5:45pm
Sunday, October 16th, 2011--My husband and I saw a bald eagle today in the Eastown neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI——the heart of the city. About 12;30pm, we were having lunch on our back porch when I jumped out of my chair. I thought it was a big crow at first against the white sky, but when it flew right over our house, I saw its white head and tail feathers. My husband is the one who said it out loud after it disappeared. "That was a bald eagle." I've seen red-tailed hawks hunting in the area, and I think our house is under some wind current since we see a lot of seagulls flying from west to east (we always thought they were going to Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids). The bald eagle also flew west to east.
October 5, 2011
A bald eagle landed in my front yard just a few minutes ago – around 6:00 pm. I live on Pine Lake in Southwest Michigan – half way between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. It sat for less than a minute then flew across the lake. Wow! At first I thought a goose had landed but there was only one so I got curious and went to the slider windows to look more closely. Couldn't believe my eyes!
We saw a beautiful Bald Eagle today perched in a tree while going down the St. Joe river between Mottville, MI and Bristol, IN. All seven of us couldn't believe our eyes! So happy to see one around.
Mature Bald Eagle sited at Cabela's, M-52 & U.S. 23, Dundee, MI.
August 15, 11:30 AM.
I watched it land in a tree top at the Cabela's Pond. After 15 minutes or so it took to the air and circled into a Thermal.
I just found this site so am putting in my two cents worth on a bald eagle sighting.
Happened this past June 5, 2011. About 5 pm. Was at a party at a local lake with a number of friends. I saw this HUGE bird way off over the lake. Watched it for a while and as it came closer it turned and I saw the white head and tail of a mature bald eagle!! I pointed it out to my friends and they as oooohhhed and aaaahhhhed over it too!!
The bird cruised over the lake, then lowered it's landing gear and SCOOPED UP A FISH as we watched!!! So awesome! Flew off out of sight but we still talk about our eagle sighting!
The lake is Pine Lake in Barry County. We were on the south east side of the lake. Eagle flew off to the south west, out of sight.
I was at the lake a few other times thru the summer but did not see a repeat visit. Not sure if it was just a one time sighting or whether the bird lives close (we have many many lakes and rivers here in SW Michigan).
I have also seen a mature bird flying with a juvenile (dark head) about 2 miles from my home in Kalamazoo County. Not sure of the lat/long of the sighting, but it was about 5 miles south of the little town of Richland, about 5 miles north east of the little town of Comstock, near the intersections of G Ave and Gull Rd (about a mile and half away). Got a quick glimpse of the white head on the adult as they flew over. (Almost crashed my car into a tree trying to see them!!)
I have seen a few others in the past few years in the area.
A juvenile on the ground with road kill in Allegan State Game area.
An adult hunting over the Kalamazoo River in downtown Allegan.
An adult flying over downtown Kalamazoo.
I am always on the lookout for eagles, but only lucky enough to see them once in a great while!
February 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM. I spotted a male bald eagle flying north at treetop height along the Lake Huron shore approximately 2 miles north of Lexington, MI. Temperature is 26 degrees, and the wind out of the NW at 20 to 30 knots. This is my second sighting of a male at the same location, the first being 2 months earlier. I can't confirm if it is the same one.
I just saw a bald in Saginaw township Michigan flying over 675 just south of Tittabawassee exit. He was heading west. Gorgeous. Such an invigorating sight!!!!
Febuary 13, 2011
Wanted to share the most beautiful sighting of a Bald Eagle. We are from Carson Ctiy, Michigan and was driving on M44 near Grattan west of Belding. This eagle was gliding ever so smooth across the highway about 150 feet above us. Was not able to take a picture, but the moment will be a memoriable moment. He was so low that we could make out the beautiful white head and white tail. This is the closest that we have ever been to one.
Phillip and Christine Henney, Carson City Michigan
I live just north of Port Sanilac, Michigan on Lake Huron. We first spotted Bald Eagles here about 5 years ago but rarely saw them. Over the past month we have seen a pair feeding on the ice out near open water. Tonight I watched a mature Eagle and an immature Eagle feeding on the ice right in front of my home.
Monroe Michigan near the River Raisin flying over I75 today Feb 12, 2011 at around 1pm. I was headed north on the highway and saw a bald eagle flying. First time i ever saw one in Michigan! I was so excited because I had never heard of them being in Michigan! A little piece of Heaven on a sunny saturday!
I witnessed a Bald Eagle on my way home from work this evening. It was feeding on a deer carcass (frozen) about 10-15 feet off the road. After passing by, I circled around again to get a closer look. I stopped my car, and got a good look for about 10-15 seconds. It stared back at me and showed no sign of being spooked. Then, it looked like it was getting fed-up with me and flew off.
This happened in Seville Township, Gratiot County, Michigan, in a rural area between the cities of Alma and Shepherd.
At 8:15 a.m. Feb. 3 2011, I watched a pair of Bald Eagles soar in
tandem in front of my house in Bellaire, MI.
They were so close to one another I waited to see if they would indeed
lock talons and mate but not this morning.
I wasn't sure if mating occurred this early in the year. I then did a
computer search for that answer and stumbled upon this page and thought
I should add my sighting.
On Sunday, January 30, I'm quite certain I saw a Bald Eagle soaring over Hines Dr. in Westland/Livonia Michigan area near Ann Arbor Trail and Wayne Road.
On Saturday morning January 29 around 11:00AM I was in Charlevoix looking out at Lake Michigan. When I turned around I saw a Bald Eagle perched in a large pine tree. This was the first time I ever saw one in the wild and I was awe struck. What an awesome site. I stayed watching it for about 15 minutes before it flew away.
My daughter saw at least 3 bald eagles at Metropolitan Beach Metro Park. She saw them in the nature trail. This was Janurary 27th. She couldn't believe what she saw, and happened to see a lady at the nature center locking the door to go home. She asked her if they have bald eales there, and the lady said that there are up to six that hang out sometimes. I went the very next day and saw nothing. I went to the end of Sout River Road, out to the point at the DNR station, and finally saw 4 of them, so far out on the ice that you would need biniculars to see them. I had a 1200 meter lens on my camera and got some pictures of them. At that distance, you can easily tell they were bald eagles with the white on their heads and tails. Two had the white and two immiture ones were dark all over. I went again a few days later, and again saw them, this time there were six all together - sort of in a small group. Once in a while, one would fly up and dive into the water coming up with a fish. Again at a great distance, I could tell that there were at least 2 adults, and probable the rest were younger. They don't get their white head feathers until the 4th or 5th year.
I saw a bald eagle on my way in to work this morning. This was just outside of Saline, Michigan, on Jordan Rd. It was feeding on a dead animal in a field a few yards from the road. It took flight as I was passing it, but circled around and landed again after I was a few hundred yards down the road.
Witnessed a bald eagle sighting at shiawwasse park in farmington,mi.on jan.6.11.00am
This morning (01/16/2011)I saw my first mature male Bald Eagle in the wild.
Thanks is actually funny because I don't know how you can call Grand Haven Michigan "the wild".
Anyway, I went to take some pictures of the Light House in Grand Haven this morning.
Approximately 10:30 I was packing up my camera when I noticed a large black bird flying out over the beach.
It dawned on me that with the size and the fact the I could not see the head or tail because of the gray sky that it must be my first Bald Eagle.
It flew off shore a short distance, banked to the right and flew up the Grand River less than 100 yards away.
I was so awestruck by its beauty that I never thought to get my camera before it passed me.
Now that I have seen one I will not miss the photo next time.
Rochester Hills, MI
I saw a bald eagle this morning off of Dexter Pinckney Rd. between Stinchfield Woods and Bell Rd. which is along the Huron River,Dexter Mi.
I was glad that my husband was driving so I could rubberneck and make all my exclamations over my first bald eagle sighting ever (except for those in captivity). He was BEAUTIFUL with his solid white head and tail and huge wingspan (4 feet?). His moves were stunning!
We were heading eastbound on I-96 on Saturday, January 8, 2011 around 10:30am, just past - of all places - the exit for EAGLE, Michigan (between Grand Rapids and Lansing). He was soaring and diving after a hawk, who I'm sure was shocked to not be the ultimate predator that day.
Tina Prichard, Grand Rapids, MI
Mature bald eagle on the wing flying north along the river, sighted just 40 yds. away in N.W. Ann Arbor, Mi., east of Honey Creek inlet into the Huron River, in proximity of RR bridge.
I saw a Bald Eagle this morning around 8:30 am soaring over my house near the Clinton River. I live in Harrison Township, Michigan about a block from the Clinton River off of South River Road. I assume he was going to the river to hunt for fish.
December 29, 2010 12:15pm. Saw two Bald Eagles in Genesee County, Fenton, MI. This is in the north east corner of Fenton (Lake Fenton school district) In my subdivision: Fenton Orchards. (near Fenton Rd. and Thompson Rd.)Actually I've been watching one for about 2 hours now. He or She is right out my back window sitting in a tree. Two crows fly onto the tree every so often and squak at it. They do not seem happy. Then he or she put its head straight up in the air, started following something and stood up. It looked as though he/she were squaking and angry. Then I saw why, another Bald Eagle was flying near by over head and them flew off. I do not know if it landed near by but then the one outside my window just went back to haning out and looking around. It has been pretty amazing to look at it with binoculars and take photos.
December 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Boyne City Michigan on the shores of Lake Charlevoix at The Harborage Condos sighted a pair of bald eagles, one carrying a fish.
December 19 and 20th, 2010 late morning sightings of a lone bald eagle at the Lake Michigan shore in Allegan County, MI just north of South Haven. On the first day the bird was sighted in front of the cottage flying low thru the trees along the bluff. On the second morning we saw him soaring high above the shoreline heading north. We have never seen a bald eagle in this area before.
Meredith and Rachel Azark
Saw the Bald Eagle twice, at about three in afternoon on December 17 and again on the 19th. The eagle was on the ice with his fish off of Harsens Island on the North Channel infront of the Boys Club Property.
I seen a pair of Bald Eagles on December 16, 2010 about 11:30 am just about at the crossroad of Keefer Hwy and David Hwy between Portland and Ionia. This is the second time seeing at least 1 in the 3 to 5 mile radius of the same area. Just is an AWE to see this animals flourishing and flying in our skies. Hope to see more of the two of them now that I know there is two.
Tina Ginther, Portland Michigan
I saw a bald eagle today in Fowlerville, MI, Livingston County, at around 3:00 p.m. It was on the south side of Mohrle Rd between Nicholson Rd. and Stow Rd.
We spotted a Bald Eagle perched in a tree on 102nd Avenue (between M-40 and M-89) in Allegan County on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:15 am. Beautiful sight, my first!
My husband & I saw an adult eagle eating on a deer carcass Sat. 12/11/10 in the afternoon on Austin Rd., just east of Kies Rd. in Manchester, MI. in a cornfield.
December 8, 2010 I saw my first bald eagle ever. It was in the south east corner of Kent County, Michigan. It was feeding on something and flew away as I drove by. I was dumbstruck and feel blessed by the whole experience. We have lived in Alto, Michigan for the past 10 years and this is the first eagle I have seen. Incredible!
Alto, Michigan(Greater Grand Rapids Area)
We saw a pair of bald eagles at the top of trees at the NE corner of Mandigo and Andrews Drive in Portage, MI on December 4, 2010 around 12:45 pm.
We saw a pair of Bald Eagles in Manchester Michigan on 12/2/10 around 4:15 pm on the SE corner of Austin Rd and Sharon Hallow Rd. One was eating on a deer carcass and the other, large one, was watching from about 50 yards away. What a delight.
On November 27, 2010 around 1 pm my 7 year old son and I spotted a bald eagle in Flint, MI flying about 20 feet over our car near University Dr. He circled parts of Kettering University and the Mott Golf Course. We pulled over to take pictures but lost sight of him. It was an amazing sight to see and a lot of people are in disbelief that we actually seen the bird.
Sighting November 27, 2010 @ 9:45 am.
Approximately 2 miles north of Lexington, Michigan on the Lake Huron shore.
31 degrees, partly cloudy, winds out of the west at 17 MPH.
We spotted a single bald eagle flying north at tree top height along the shore. It circled twice in front of our cottage, the 2nd time flying perpendicular to the shore directly at a very large, old growth pine near the waters edge. It then proceeded south along the shore, out of sight.
Nov 22nd in West Bloomfield, MI on Upper Straits Lake. These are the same 2 bald eagles mentioned in the previous posting in Commerce Twp by Paul Helm. Both eagles were sitting in the tall trees in my backyard right by the lake. They were amazing! One eagle was perched a little higher up in the tree than the other. The eagle in the lower branches sat in the tree for some time and then dove into the lake to catch a fish. It's wing span was huge. He then flew up from the lake again and off into the distance. I've attached a few photos which are a little grainy since they were taken from my window and it was raining out. I feel so fortunate that they decided to visit my own backyard.
West Bloomfield, MI
Bald Eagle sighting November 21, 2010
Sighted at 9:00AM in Commerce Michigan on M-5 between 15 Mile Road (Maple Road) and Pontiac Trail.
Driving north on M-5, I spotted the eagle diving down and across the road, into the median and then back up. There was a second eagle in the close trees on the east side of M-5. I was only able to focus on the one flying while I was driving. As I drove by one had again dove down and across the road and was returning back across the road from the median and was only about 50 feet from my car in clear view. Magnificent image and the closest I had ever been to a Bald Eagle not in captivity. The wingspan must have been at least 5 feet across!
I saw a bald eagle perched on a tall tree overlooking Stony Creek Lake, Stony Creek Metro Park located in Washington Township, Michigan.
A Bald Eagle was seen at the corner of Oakwood Road and Hosner Road in Oxford, Michigan on November 8, 2010
October 9, 2010 - Ann Arbor, MI: Large bald eagle observed soaring over farm land west of Ann Arbor - Saline Road near Wagner Road for approximately 1 hour. Possible second eagle spotted in the distance but too far away to confirm.
November 2, 2010 - Ann Arbor, MI: While driving east on Travis Pointe Road at Saline Fairgrounds. Bald Eagle observed flying west approximately 100 feet over my car towards Ann Arbor - Saline Road.
Ann Arbor, Michigan – Corner of State Street and Textile. Perched in a dead tree in the swamp. September 21, 2010
On Sept 15th at around 4:00PM, I spotted a bald eagle sitting on top of a standing dead tree in a pond off of State St. and Textile in Ann Arbor MI. It was raining and he sat there the entire time that I took about 25 or so pictures of him/her. Didn't seem to care about me, as I stayed in the car but opened the door so I could use it to steady the lens. Incredible animal! Looked as though he was just surveying his/her domain.
Bald Eagle sighting September 9, 2010 at approximately 8:30 am EST.
Washtenaw County Michigan
5461 Countryside Dr.
Saline, MI 48176
Eagle landed adjacent a small pond on the Travis Pointe Country Club golf course between holes 11 and 12. The Eagle the took off and circled the lake diving down a few times. It looked like he got pretty close to catching a fish but just missed. After about a 15 minute visit he flew over to an adjacent tree and about 30 minutes later we could see him fly off in the distance.
Saw a bald eagle soaring at about 300 ft. over Redford Michigan on Sept. 5th 2010 about 4PM.
I was lucky enough to have a telephoto lens with me and got 4 "decent" photos that I have posted to Flickr.
Birmingham MI Feb 17th
While driving toward Telegraph going west on Maple, I saw a large bird in the sky above about 250 ft, above me, around noon. It had a wing span of 5 1/2 to 6 ft and was heading northwest toward Waterford. Having seen bald eagles while fishing in WA, ID and WY, I immediately was able to recognize it- just a brief ray of sun identified the white head. I tried to follow it, but lost it in the tree line. I was unable to see if it landed.
Always a sight to behold.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
February 15, 2010 about 4 miles west of Colon MI on Colon Road… south of Leidy Lake (at about 10:00 am). I was unprepared, but saw a large bird flying south, and at first thought it was a turkey vulture. I looked closer because it was unusual and I saw the unmistakable white on tail and head. What a thrill, I have never seen one so close to home… Guess I need to start keeping the binoculars in the car.
Gene Cobb, Coldwater, MI
I live in Marion, Indiana (Grant County) and on my way to work this morning
I saw a Bald Eagle perched on a fence post along Stone Road. As I approached
the bird took flight. This road runs along the Mississinewa river and has a
woods close by, with many fields skirting them. I had never seen a Bald
Eagle before, let alone in Indiana. I thought my eyes had deceived me until
I did some research on the internet.
On Feb 13 2010 apprx 230p I saw two bald eagles along the North side of M57 approximately 5 miles east of Carson City. Eating something in a corn field and when I stopped to take a pic one flew back to the trees approximately 1/2 mile back. What a magnificent thing to see!!!
Buchanan, MI, Monday February 8, 2010, 4:45 pm. Looking out my office window which faces the St. Joseph River, a bald eagle flew (soared) between the office building and tree line approximately 40 ft above the ground, from north to south.
There had been reports (on Facebook) about 3 weeks ago that a pair of bald eagles were observed soaring above the St. Joseph River, approximately 3 miles east of the location where the eagle was sighted today. This is my first close observation of one of these magnificent birds in the wild. I wish I would have had my camera.
On February 7 2010 we saw 3 bald eagles between Carson City and
Hubbardston all together in a tree. When they flew across the field their
white heads just glistened in the sun....they are so beautiful. We also
saw 4 juvenile eagles that day in a different location. We have been
seeing eagles the last few years near our farm west of Carson City. They
are always a wonderful sight and we never get tired of seeing them.
We are getting a larger group of Bald Eagles in Ionia! My husband started noticing them around Prairie Creek by Nickleplate Rd while running. We now see them flying around on Jefferson Rd, and more recently in the mornings when taking my kids to school and daycare I have seen them at least 3 times a week flying along the Grand River by the Ionia Free Fair Grounds. This week it was a pair flying around the bridge! So cool to see them every week!
I was driving on new years day when I saw a bald eagle soaring over Cass Lake, I was driving on Cass Lake road in Waterford Michigan. It flew out of sight, I never saw it land.
Sunday, 1/24/2010 - In past years, we've seen an occassional bald eagle perched in the tree near the lake - most often in the spring or fall. This winter, we've seen these amazing birds on a regular basis, often multiple times in a day. We've seen a total of 2 adults and 3 juveniles in different permutations throughout the day - perched in the trees, hanging around on the ice, or soaring toward the open water or the river. They're spectacular!
This evening around 4:30pm I was looking into my back yard and the corn field that is beyond my yard and I saw a huge bird flying toward my house. I ran out onto my porch as it was flying over head and sure enough it was a bald eagle. I live in West Olive, MI about 5 miles from the shore line of Lake Michigan in the lower pennisula.
It was an amazing sight.
Saw a single adult bald eagle in a tree overhanging the Kalamazoo River in Kalamazoo Michigan today. I have lived here 37 years and this is the first one I have ever seen in the wild.
Just like last year, I had the great pleasure of viewing up to 10 bald eagles at a time feeding on two dead deer carcasses. The eagles were both mature and juveniles, one of the juvenile eagles was at least 2 times the size of one of the adult eagles and one the adult eagles that I viewed clearly had a body length of at least 3 feet or more. It was like looking at a person standing on a mound of snow, it was amazing. For all of you bird watchers these eagles have been hanging around the field at the Sportmans Club in Kaleva, Michigan. This is on 9 Mile Rd at the corner or Puestian (I think that is how it is spelled). These eagles are very skiddish and if you are going to view them you must stay in your car, if you get out all they do is fly away.
Jan 11th 2010 1:30 pm Saw Bald Eagle west of Milan near corner of Willow rd and Mooreville Rd. Eagle was flying low to fields and landed in near by tree.
I spoke to Monroe County Sheriff's helicopter pilot on the 10th and he stated that while doing a fly over near the Detroit Edison's coal burner he counted 11 eagles roosted in the trees. These were all near the hot water discharge of Edison just to the north of Bolles Harbor.
Nov 13th 2009 2:30 pm Saw Bald Eagle 2 miles west of Milan, MI on private property. The eagle was seen eating on a recent deer kill.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
While drving south on Elms Road bridge, going over the river, between Flushing and River Roads, we saw a beautiful Eagle flying overhead. Its white head was unmistakable. Two Eagles were also spotted near Kettering University recently, following the nearby Flint River.
I had a beautiful Bald Eagle in my front yard yesterday.
28th and Lark, Jenison, Michigan
I spotted a bald eagle flying just above the Huron River north of
Dexter, MI when I was out cross-country skiing 01/09/2010 at the
southern end of Hudson-Mills metropark.
I have seen a bald eagle twice in the last week near our Lowell, Michigan
home. He is just beautiful!
I saw on the Cass River in Frankenmuth an eagle trying to what appeared get something out the water/ice. It was on the river just east of the Star of the West Milling Co. on Tuscola Rd.
A bald eagle soared above the lake and then landed in a tree above our home in Dexter Township, MI
I saw a beautiful bald eagle flying low over a open field this morning at 9:00.
Spotted one at a pond today just north of Mendon MI. I had seen on last week flying near the river East of Three Rivers MI, but today it was sitting on the edge of the pond, so I stopped and took photos
My husband and I live in downtown New Baltimore Michigan, Sunday morning at 8:30 am we were going out our back door when all of a sudden we here the crows really making a noise. We look up at the black walnut tree by our neighbors house and we see an eagle land in the tree plus the crows land even higher in the tree. The eagle then took off from the tree knocking off branches and dropping from its talons a dead squirrel. The eagle was last seen heading to Anchor Bay. This happened November 22, 2009.
Nov. 14, 2009. We saw a bald eagle while we were at the downtown park in Flushing, Michigan. There was a large black bird with a huge wing span flying overhead. As it banked and caught the sun, you could clearly see the white head and tail. Magnificant bird.
November 9, 2009
We live in Genoa Twp, just west of Brighton on a small private lake. Yesterday my wife and son said there was a bald eagle in the tree along the lake shore. We went outside to get a closer look. Very large bird, white head and talons, large yellow hooked beak. Upon noticing us approaching the eagle dove off of the branch and flew along the lake shore. A group of geese that were on the lake took notice and began to honk loudly.
This morning the eagle was back. This time even closer to the house in a tree outside the bedroom window. Magnificent bird…hope he'll stay around.
SAW A BALD EAGLE TWICE RECENTLY OVER GULL LAKE IN RICHLAND, MICHIGAN.
About 10AM last Saturday, 10-17-09, while working on my docks [at the end of the Ironwood Dr Peninsula], I noticed a large bird approaching our house from the West [the direction of the island]. It appeared to be a large crane. However, as it neared the shore [and noticed my movement] it circled away from me. At this point, I immediately realized it was not a crane. As it flew up and toward my neighbors trees, and then attempted two different landings in different spots, it was clear that I was watching a very LARGE BALD EAGLE. After calling the family from the house, we watched the tree for a few minutes very quietly. As we turned to go back toward the house, the Eagle majestically took flight from the tree, flew west 100 yards off shore [toward the island], then reversed and flew straight over our heads and over the Ironwood Point moving East toward the Findley bridge. The Eagle must have measured 5-6 feet wingspan, with a beautiful white head and tail, and brown body and wings. It was truly a spectacular sight.
Just saw a bald eagle @ 7:30 this morning flying along the beach (Lake Huron between Port Austin and Caseville, MI). We have a cottage that I have been coming to since 1977, and this is the first time I have seen an eagle here. It is off season (October, I'm building a deck), and I am not normally here regularly this time of year. I'm curious if there have been other sightings. No question it was an eagle, it was flying into the wind about eye level from our cottage following the shore headed towards Caseville.
Sighting #1 - Lodi Township, Michigan. At dusk I spotted what looked to be a juvenile flying across the 12th hole of the Travis Pointe Country Club golf course. Amazing! It looked like its head had turned white and the tail was still a brownish color. This sighting occurred in mid-September 2009.
Sighting #2 - Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. and Elsworth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI. My office manager was going to lunch and said she spotted what she believed to be an adult perched at the top of a dead tree just a few yards away from the road. October 8th, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
On a small island in a small lake off Northville Road, my husband and I saw a bald eagle. We watched it eat something(a fish?) for about 30 minutes. Three white swans swam over and the bald eagle flew away. We tried to see where it went, but couldn't find it. It was quite a sight.
October 1, 2009 10:30 AM
I just observed the local seagull population suddenly disturbed and airborne maintaining higher than typical altitude. My office faces north toward Landfill sites in southern Canton Township/ Belleville, MI near Haggerty and Ecorse Roads. Closer observation revealed a solitary Bald Eagle circling at a lower altitude than the seagulls and roughly over Ecorse Road (or slightly south over the Coca-Cola Distribution warehouse) just east of Haggerty Road. The brilliant head and tail stood out quite distinctly in the bright sunlight. Also the characteristic flat gliding wing line was obvious as the bird circled for about 10 minutes.
While playing tennis, Thursday morning around 9 AM, in Sterling Heights, MI, we watched three large eagles flying at pretty high altitudes. They were black with a white head.
On Sunday Sept 6th 2009 - I encountered a bald eagle off North river rd in harrison township - it was gliding over the clinton river as I passes it turned towards Selfridge Air National Guard base and landing just south of the end of the runway. It hopped around the ground for a while then took flight and headed back to the river. I was amazed and stood watching on the side of the road for a while.
I have been seeing eagles more and more lately. Maybe they have always been there and I never noticed. So I thought I would share my summer sightings.
On Friday May 22nd. I was heading north on 115 on Mesick, Michigan. An eagle swooped down from a tree and flew right in front of our car. My husband and I both looked at each other in amazement.
On Saturday August 15th my husband and father were out fishing at our cottage on Henderson Lake in Lupton, MI. They saw an eagle sitting on a dead tree on the west end of the lake, the next morning we were at my grandfathers house on West Twin Lake also in Lupton, MI and my father saw another eagle fly right across the lake.
On Saturday September 5th and Sunday September 6th, I viewed an eagle flying around the pine trees along Lindroos Rd in Kaleva, MI
Yesterday I was driving on Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor/Dexter heading west and saw a beautiful Bald Eagle flying about 10 feet above the Huron River. This is the first time I ever seen one this far south in Michigan. As I drove along it flew above the river at about the same speed as me, was very cool, watched it for about 5 minutes.
On Oct. 10th 2008 My family and I were taking advantage of the unusually warm weather and went boating on the Saginaw river and Bay. We spotted two Bald Eagles at the Wirt Stone Docks just south of the Independence bridge In Bay City, Michigan. One immature and one adult. After watching for a while they flew off into a tree on oppisite side of river behind Bay City G.M. Powertrain. Amazing site. Then on Feb. 22nd while my wife and I were driving N. on Henry street in Bay City, Michigan, we spotted an adult flying North with us. It was humbling and patriotic when it flew by the Army Reserve Armory which of course had the American flag flying. The Eagle continued North across Wilder Rd. towards the KawKawlin river. These sitings stir something in us that's unexplainable.
An Eagle landed just a few feet off our seawall on Sanford Lake around noon today, February 14, 2009. It appearred to be a failed attempt to catch something in the shallow water that is now thawed. The eagle then flew a large circle around the lake then returned and perched in a tree in our yard facing the lake. We happened to be taking snapshots of the kids so managed to get a shot of the bird landing but blurry through the glass and deck rail. The other pictures are after the eagle returned and perched in the tree. This is our first time to spot an eagle over the lake but we have only stayed here full-time for 7 months. The siting was 4.2 miles North of US-10 on the West side of the lake in Edenville Township.
On 02/13/09 at approximately 3:40 pm, I saw a Bald Eagle in Dearborn Michigan at the intersection of Village Rd and Millitary Rd. What makes this sighting interesting, is that this intersection is in the Detroit metro. The bird looked mature and beautiful. I've seen Hawks in the area, but never an Eagle.
I have had the good fortune of seeing a bald eagle in Michigan on two occasions during the past nine months.
Sighting #1 occurred during the third week of June 2008 in Michigan's Thumb region. I was playing in a golf scramble at the Bird Creek Golf Course just south of Port Austin, Michigan. While my group was on the 18th fairway, a lone bald eagle flew right over us, heading from west to east. I told my teammates this was a good sign and meant we were destined to score an eagle on the hole. As it turned out, we scored a birdie, and that seemed nearly as fitting.
Sighting #2 occurred on Sunday, February 8, 2009, near Chelsea, Michigan. At about 4:45 p.m., I was in my car, alone, stopped at a red light very close to where M-52 crosses over I-94. A lone bald eagle flew over me, heading from east to west.
Today is 2/8/09. Thanks to Mitch Rayborn's post my friend and I took a trip this morning to Brownstown Michigan. We went to where Mitch describes in his post on 1/22/09. We arrived a little after 9 am. We had the pleasure of viewing 4 adults and 2 juveniles perched up in a tree. We drove down the street and found 2 more adults perched up in a tree over Lake Erie. There where Blue Herrings, swans, ducks and loons all swimming in the lake as well. We also went over to Erie Metro park to see what we could find and we did view another adult. Total, I would say we saw anywhere from 8-10 adults and 2-4 juveniles. We were fortunate enough to take some great pictures and even spoke to some of the neighbors. Mitch, if you read this. I would love to come back and view them again. According to one of the neighbors we spoke to that lives a few streets over, these eagles are there all year round. I would love to find somewhere to park and actually walk along the lake shore. Thank you Mitch, my friend and I had the time of lives this morning. To witness such beauty was unforgettable.
We sighted 2 bald eagles in a tree today on the East side of I75 North bound just south of Indian River Michigan, have seen them there a couple times in the past few years.
feb 4 09 my 9 yr old son and i just saw a bald eagle swooping at ducks on the st clair river behind our house. the eagle swooped repeatedly, each time rising up, wings spread, no more than 50 ft from our window. this was without a doubt a bald eagle, i'm thrilled that my son also witnessed this....he's more excited than i am... hope to see it again..by the way, every time it attacked, the ducks dove under water and the eagle flew up river toward marine city empty handed.. what an awesome spectacle we both got to see!!!!!!!
marine city, michigan
Monday, February 2, 2009 on the way home from work I saw a Bald Eagle on Francisco Road in Sherwood, Michigan. He was carrying a full grown rabbit in his claws. I saw him land on a slight rise in the field.
On February 1, my husband was driving on Dexter/Pinckney Rd. between Portage
Lake and Little Portage Lake in Pinckney MI. He spotted what he thought
was an enormous hawk. Intrigued, he turned his car around and was amazed to
see a Bald Eagle: complete with a big yellow beak and white head. What a
On my way home from a trip up north on Sunday, Feb 1st 2009 at approximately 3:00 PM I looked up and saw a beautiful bald eagle flying high over head. As I saw it circling from far away I first believed it was a hawk. As I got closer I saw that the underside of the body was black, whereas a hawk's is normally a light beige color. As the eagle continued his path and became more visible I could make out his white tail feathers and head. I often see hawks, usually several times a week, but this is the first time I have ever seen a bald eagle outside of captivity. I only wish I was able to observe from up close. My location was traveling south on US 127 near Harrison, MI, about 95 miles north of Lansing. The eagle was circling to the east of the road.
I have been watching 5 adult and 2 immature Bald Eagles in Holland Michigan for the last week. They fish the limited open water by the power plant on Lake Macatawa. Dutton Park by the plant is the best place to view them. From what I hear, they have been returning to this area for the last several years, which makes sense with the increase in sightings in the area. It really is great viewing!
January 31, 2009, 2:00pm. We saw a bald eagle in Flushing, MI, soaring over the golf course and following the river. Went right over the car and I could see his majestic white head and tail. This is a huge bird. What a thrill it was.
Ron & Lorna Pendell
I spotted a Bald Eagle in Lake Odessa, Mi in southern Ionia county. It was in a snow covered corn field, about 40 feet off the road about 1 mile from where M-50 and M-66 cross. It was on Jan 22 2009 at about 1:30 in the afternoon, I was only able to watch for a few minutes, before he jumped up and flew away. Wow. I was in awe, as I had only till this day saw them in the zoo. I had heard they were around here, but this was my first sighting. At 41 years old, I felt like a kid!!
I am located in Wayne County, Michigan. We are at the most southern end of the Detroit River's mouth entering Lake Erie.
It is Janurary 22 and I counted 20 Eagles this morning 8:30 a.m. They have appeared to be increasing in numbers over the last 5 days. When I first noticed them in the morning 7 days ago, there were 3. They fly to and fro, over the lake ice and hang out near the open waters edge. A few roost in my neighbor's tree. They are not nesting there, but hang out on and off during the morning, while watching the activities of the lake. I have counted as many as 5 in the tree at one time. My best guess on thier ages, is they are from 2-5 yrs. old. Most are marbled colored. I have seen about 4 this morning that are full adults, with white head and tail. I have found this most exciting. We usually see a few here every year at this time, but 20 is just amazing.
For you bird watchers: Go to neighborhood just south of the Erie Metro Park Marina and find a place where you can see the lake at the North end of Erie Dr. You will be amazed. Come during the early hours, sunrise till around 10:00 a.m.
January 20,2009 5-6pm
A pair of bald eagles were observed feeding on something on Belleville Lake (on the ice), 300 yards from my apartment on Liberty Street. I concidered that a good omen for President Obama.
I had the pleasure of watching a pair of Bald Eagles feed off of a dead deer carcase from January 17-19th. I watched them for a while at a friends in northern, lower, Michigan. This was in Kaleva, Michigan on 9 Mile Rd, just past Yates road going toward downtown Kaleva. These two Eagles are gorgeous, strong and absolutely beautiful. It was a breath-taking experience. I was able to take some great photos over the last three days. I will never forget this.
My husband and I were out snowmobiling today (Jan 18th) near Hilliards, Michigan (about 25 miles southwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan) and a bald eagle flew overhead! My husband pointed up towards the sky and I looked up, expecting to see a hawk or turkey vulture ~ I saw the white head and yellow beak and almost fell off my sled, as I didn't expect, or have ever seen, a bald eagle outside of a zoo. By the time I stopped and got my camera out & turned on, he was way off on the horizon. We felt really blessed to see this magnificant bird!
A bald eagle spent most of the day around our house on the Huron River in Superior Township, MI today, January 18, 2009. It even came to rest on the snow-covered ground next to our pond for a brief period. Most of the time it was perched in the trees scanning the landscape or flying up and down the river. I took several pictures and noticed it had a band on its right leg. Very beautiful and as majestic as its pictures!
I was traveling East on Court St. in Flint, Michigan 1/16/09 @ 1:40 this afternoon and sighted a bald eagle flying west seemingly towards the Flushing area. It was unmistakable with it's white head and patches of whites on the underside. Last year my wife had three different sightings in the N/W area of Flint near I-75. At the time I was a little more than just skeptical, but of course now, no pun intended, I must eat crow on this one.
Detroit River mouth to Lake Erie last two weeks of January 9th.
1-7-2009. My neighbor called and informed me that there was a bald eagle eating something in the field behind our houses. My husband and I went outside to investigate. It's wing span is a good 6 feet. This is the third sighting of a bald eagle in the past week. The first was on 12-29-2008 flying over our house. We live in Marne, Mi near the Grand River.
Friday, January 2, 2009 . . . along snowmobile trail just north of Lewiston Michigan, between Andergood & Winding Trail roads. Such an awesome sight! even after having viewed them in their Alaskan habitat last summer!
I saw a bald eagle flying over Alma Michigan on Sunday January 4, 2009.
Chelsea, Mi. 3:55 pm.
I was walking the dogs on Main St. approaching Middle St. when I saw the very large bird soaring slowly from the east into a brisk west wind. It was low enough that it had to gain altitude in order to clear the Jiffy Mix towers as it headed northwest towards the Waterloo area.
It was flying low and slowly and I had plenty of time for a good look. Very dark body and wings, white tail, white head. Very Big.
Adon D. Staebler
On December 31st, 2:00PM, we just saw a bald eagle fly over our house on the west side of Ann Arbor Michigan. This is a great omen for good things to come in 2009! Happy New Year!
On Dec. 30th @ about 10am, we saw a single bald eagle over Hickory Ridge Road between Holly and Highland.
On December 29, I spotted a blad eagle circling the Clare Industrial park, my daughter was with me and she also saw it. The next day as I was driving past the spot where the new WalMart is supposed to be built, I saw another bald eagle fly into a tall tree. There were cars behind us so we couldn't stop. It was quite a site seeing possibly the same exact bird in two different parts of town, 2 straight days.
Kelly Luplow- Clare, MI
On 12/29/08 my husband, son and I saw a Bald Eagle fly over our house. We live in Marne, Mi. near the Grand River. My husband first noticed it fly low around our chicken coop and then it circled around our house for a short time then flew south. It was sooo beautiful!!
December 28, 2008
I saw a bald eagle fly over my West Bloomfield, Mi home today. This is the second sighting I have had of this bird, the other was Oct of 2007. The first time I called the nature center near by and I was told that no eagles were nesting in the area, and that there were 80 pairs that wintered in Monroe, Mi. he thought that it was odd that the bird was so far inland. I was told that they follow the shoreline down from up north. I told a good friend who lives on Green Lake. He called me one day to tell me that he sat and watched the Eagle for 20 min as it tried to capture a duck on the lake.
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 3:55 PM
My fiance and I live in Wixom, MI. Our apartment backs up to a pond. I looked outside at around 10am on Wednesday December 17, 2008 and there was a big bald eagle walking along the ice. It looked as though it had a carcass of some kind in its talons. It was probably a duck. We actually got video footage of the eagle thinking that it was so rare. Then I found this website. Still it was a really cool thing to see.
On December 14, 2008 wife and I saw a big male bald eagle flying low just East of Vicksburg on W Ave.. We were returning from church at about 1:30 p.m.
-Kyle & Christina Dury
December 11, 2008, Hudsonville, Michigan
I am a 5th grade teacher in Southwest Grand Rapids. Several teachers and students saw a bald eagle fly over the playground at noon. It circled over the school several times before the students had to return to class. They were excited to tell me that that they had seen such an awesome bird. It was the first time most of them had seen a bald eagle in real life.
While hunting in Johannesburg Michigan on November 16th, I noticed two Bald Eagles in a tree. I stopped what I was doing and took a few pictures of them.
Ironically I had two different sightings in one week in the Detroit area.
The first one was in Kensington Park (Milford, MI) by the Nature Center on Thursday November 20th around noon.
The second was at our cottage on Harsens Island MI on Big Muscamoot Bay on Saturday November 22nd around 10:30 am this adult bald eagle was accompanied by a juvenile. They remained in the area for about an hour - the adult perched in a large tree and the juvenile was flying about. There were duck hunters nearby and the bay was full of mute swans.
On Nov. 19, 2008 I saw a young bald eagle fly across Sylvan Lake in Waterford, MI and land in a tree near my home. I was able to snap a couple of pictures. I did not know the bird type so I found someone at the state of Michigan who could identify it. She said it was 4-5 years old eagle.
I saw a bald eagle yesterday in my suburban neighborhood in Saginaw, MI with plenty of crows making quite a racket drawing attention to it, needless to say, it didn't seem phased by them. My mother said she saw a bald eagle yesterday also, a few hours later, in the downtown area by St Marys hospital...so whether it was one in the same I'm not sure, but I usually see at least one bald eagle every 2 months or so around town!
I live in the Forest Hills area of Grand Rapids and today 11/16/08 on my way home from Ada Bible Church i spotted a bald eagle perched on a large branch out over the Thornapple River not even twenty feet from the bridge where Cascade road goes over the river (right around the corner from Leslie Tassel Park). I couldn't believe it! I feel so blessed to have had the chance to see this extraordinary creature in the wild.
My husband and I were on our way to Mt Pleasant, MI and could not help but notice two large birds circling the road about a half mile up the road we were traveling on. As we got closer, he said they are two large to be turkey buzzards, and that the buzzards are not around now that it has gotten cold here in Michigan. Sure enough, he was right. They were adult bald eagles, no mistaking those bright white heads and tails, and they seemed to be soaring low and looking in the ditch area at a road kill to eat from. Since there were cars behind us, we did not stop, but were so happy that we were able to see two beautiful eagles on that cold winter day. They were observed November 9, 2008 in Isabella County. We have seen several eagles in our area in the last few years now, but usually at a distance. They seem to be more abundant now and every time I see a large bird flying around in the sky, I stop and look hoping to catch a glimpse of another bald eagle near our home.
What a wonderful way to begin the day!
I had just completed teaching my Eng. 101 class at Lakeview High School at approximately 9:20 this morning (19 March 2008) and was on my way to Howard City for my next class. Usually I turn right as I leave the school parking lot, but for some reason I decided to go left at the last moment. About a 1/4 mile down the road, as I approached Bright Start Elementary, I spotted a large bird slowly circling above the school. It seemed too big for most of the hawks and peregrins that are abundant in the area, so I slowed down and tried to get a better look. I could then see the white head and tail and thought, "No, it couldn't be." Just then it circled lower and landed on a large snowpile in front of the school, directly ahead of me and about ten feet off of the side of the road. Unmistakably, it was an American Bald Eagle.
I had never expected to see one as close as this. I started to pull off the side of the road to stop, but as I did, it took to the air again and flew off and I soon lost it.
I had spotted one several years ago, flying lazy circles high above my home in Greenville, MI. That time I was standing in my backyard, not driving, and I could stand and watch it for several minutes. Although it was far above me, the white head and tail were unmistakable. I remember thinking at the time, "This is a once in a lifetime sighting. I'll never see an American Eagle this close again." Well, now I can make it twice in a lifetime.
March 13, 2008 --As my husband and I drove down 60th St. in Alto, MI today,
I spotted a huge bird with a white head and large hooked beak standing just
a few feet from the road at the edge of a farmer's field. We didn't know
that there were any bald eagles in this area, so when I exclaimed to my
husband that I was sure I had just seen one, he didn't really believe me.
But he was willing to turn the car around and take another look. Sure
enough, just as we came back to where it was standing, the eagle suddenly
took flight. It's wing span was probably 5 ft across and we saw the flaired
white tail as it flew across the field and landed high in a tree. Very
cool! We're definitely going to be keeping our eyes open for more sightings
in the future.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan. March 11, 2008. At about 6:00 PM, driving along Jefferson Avenue between Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores, we spotted an eagle flying above the tress along the road. It was very large, and distinct in it's markings of black body and broad white head, with a very wide wing-span. I have never seen an eagle in flight, but there was no mistaking it.
Peggy Simon, St. Clair Shores, Michigan
I saw a bald eagle Saturday 3/8/08 at about 11:30 am sitting on the ice near
open water on Dawsons Mill Pond on Sylvan Lake Canal part of the Clinton
River in Pontiac, Michigan. The bird sat for approximately 1/2 hour before
flying part way down the canal and then back to land in an oak tree in my
backyard, it stayed for another 1/2 hour. What a beautiful bird!
On March 7, 2008 my husband and I were driving down Blackmer road near Carson City (Montcalm County) when my husband seen a huge brown bird fly a cross the road in front of us. we stopped and looked and seen 3 eagles setting in a tree. two adults and one juvenile. we ran home grabbed our camera's and took some great pictures. according to the DNR website the adults abandon the juvenile in the fall so I was surprised to find the 2 adults with the young bird. Seeing something so rare and magnificent will be something that i never forget.
We saw a pair of Bald Eagles flying and twisting across the St. Joe River in Mendon, MI on 3/6/08. Last year we had sitings of one Eagle but never saw a pair, it's very exciting!
After leaving my office in Berkley MI at 5:45 pm, March 5, 2008,
winding my through a a subdivsion, I saw, out of the corner of my
eye, what I thought was a low flying plane. It actually startled me.
It wasn't a plane after all. It was a majestic bird hovering above. I
followed it in my car for a block. The eagle landed in a pine tree.
It was HUGE. A moment later, it took off from the pine tree, glided
another block or two and perched itself in a bare Oak. I just sat and
marveled at the size and the fact the eagle was in Berkley.
Michael Haselhuhn, Plymouth
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Saw a single bald eagle flying over Highway 115 between Cadillac and Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville) in the northwestern lower peninsula. It was a lovely day for skiing, but it is this bald eagle flying low so I could see it clearly out of the front passenger window --white head and white tail-- that will stay with me. This sighting, and the many others on this website-- prove that environmental efforts do pay off in the long run. We must keep up our efforts for all species--not just the great symbols like this one.
I live in Portland Michigan about 2 miles from both the Grand River and Looking Glass River. On February 25, 2008, we had a young Bald Eagle perched in our large tree at the end of the driveway! He was there about 15 minutes before flying south towards the river.
Shelly Pung, Portland, MI
Saw a Bald Eagle todayat about 3:30pm feasting on a deer just south of Kingsley, MI. When I turned around to take another look, the Bald Eagle had flown to a nearby tree and another extremely large looking eagle had taken its place. This eagle looked similar to the Bald Eagle but was solid brown from head to tail. After viewing him for a few mounts I headed home only to see another Blad Eagle about 200 yeards away!
On Sunday, February 3rd I was fortunate enought to see my first Bald Eagle. We were driving Interstate 75 north near exit 244 in Northern Michigan when my husband & I spotted him in the trees at the side of the highway. He was turning his head looking around, occassionally crouching down. I snapped 20 photos of him - 2 of which I posted on my bird blog: www.birdinginmichigan.blogspot.com. After about 5 minutes - he flew from his tree across the highway - what a massive wing span. We also noticed his legs were banded. This was the single best photographing opportunity I have ever had in my life. I don't think there is a more magnificent bird!
Saw a Bald Eagle this morning (8:00am, Feb. 3, 2008) perched high in a tall tree by the side of the road. Dell Rd., south of Textile Rd. in Saline, Michigan (Washtenaw County). My son and I watched him from our car, then he (she?) took off and flew south. Very, very cool!
While on my way to work on Sunday, Feb 3, 2008 at 8:15 AM, I saw a pair of
bald eagles. They were flying over the Grand River in Lowell Michigan,
approximately at the intersection of Jackson and Grand River. They were
heading east up the river. They both appeared to be full grown with
their white heads standing proud. Quite a few years ago we had two eagles
and a nest in this same area. I'm not sure if these are the same ones,
but it sure is good to see eagles flying again.