I was kayaking these eve, between Tippy Dam and Bear Creek on the Manistee River. I sighted 6 bald eagles(beautiful) but saw a large dark bird that made the bald eagle look small in comparison. It was perched quite a ways back from the river, not like the other eagles, and from far view entirely brown(way bigger than turkey vulture) and again even from distance looked bigger than the eagles! It was halfway between the dam and bear creek..I was so impressed and excited I had to tell someone. Next time I’m bringing binoculars..I kayak places where it’s just nature not humans and it was around 730pm. I’m hoping for insight as it was just incredible and huge!!!
Just saw a bald eagle fly over our home near 23 and Card in Macomb Township. It was flying north. Amazing!
We live in the city of Wayne, MI in the Thinbark subdivision. My husband called me outside this morning where he showed me the huge bald eagle sitting in one of the trees next to the lower Rouge River (which runs behind the fields in back of our house). He has a few photos on his phone if you would like me to send some. It was so exciting to see!
I would like to report sighting of Bald Eagles nest on US23 and Grand Blanc Road, Genesee County, Michigan
Humberto De Gyves
We have had the joy of watching bald eagles on the lake for several years. A nest is in the trees across the water from us. This winter we spotted 9 immatures on the ice at one time along with 2 matures.
Pam Forbes, Big Evan’s Lake (part of Martiny Chain of Lakes, Mecosta County.
March 28, 2021 Calhoun County, MI. Near Cotton and Graham Lakes, a bald eagle flew over a marsh in my back yard. White tail seen first, flew west across the road then swung north enough to see the head. I have lived on the Mississippi River, watched them all winter.
For the last two years I’ve seen what I think is a breeding pair of bald eagles on Francis Road south of M-21 in Clinton county, Michigan. Haven’t had an opportunity to get a photo yet. Generally see them on the ground in a field, Early Spring 2021.
- Jenny Lowe
2/23/21 about 12:30 PM - Spotted Bald Eagle flying north to south across Cole Rd between Durand Rd and Reed Rd in Burns Twsp Shiawassee Co., MI.
01/11/21 approx. 1:15 PM
Spotted @ 50Yards during flight through 60-80 ft Walnut trees at the Southern Edge of Random Village Subdivision by Resident.
Flint, MI 48507
I just moved to Augusta Michigan, near Stoney Lake.
We keep Chickens, and a large bird took one during a free range in October. I did not recognize the type of bird - thinking it was a hawk of some sort, but it didn't quite look any hawk I could look up in references, and it was so big.
Today (12/26/2020) I walked to Stoney Lake and spotted an unmistakable American bald eagle. I was very close to the tree it was perching in, but it flew off when it saw my dog.
I looked up pictures to verify I was correct in my ID, and found out bald eagles look much different as juveniles.
I'm now almost certain the large bird that took my chicken was a 2-1/2 year old bald eagle.
My wife and I sighted a Bald Eagle today, 12/19/2020 at about Noon perched on the top of a 30 foot tree on our property about a mile west of the intersection of Dell and Bethel Church Roads in Saline, MI, Washtenaw County.
I saw a Bald Eagle in Westland, Michigan near the intersection of Wayne Road & Central City Parkway. It flew in front of my car & landed in a tree. It had just picked up some road kill & landed in the tree to enjoy its meal! Truly awesome!
My daughter, granddaughter & I were walking the trails at Newburg Lake when we spotted this beautiful Bald Eagle. Livonia Michigan
We live on the corner of Grand River Rd. and Cork Rd. south of Corruna,Mi. We seen a Bald Eagle fly over our house and land in a tree on Cork Rd. on Saturday morning October 17 th. about 8:20 am Beautiful large bird !!!
October 15, 2020 at 3:30 pm I saw a bald eagle on 76th street between Ivanrest Rd and Byron center Rd in Byron Center Township.
On Saturday October 3rd, 2020 I saw a Bald Eagle in Tuscola County Michigan eating roadkill. It was slightly south of Bevens road on Hurds Corner Road. It flew off as we approached slowly. This is the second time we saw it in the same area.
I saw a bald eagle May 29th around 1pm at Grand Ravines North Park in Allendale MI. Sitting atop a tree with no leaves on it. Then again in same tree just now the 30th.
We live on the Little Muskegon (creek) in the village of Mecosta, MI (49332) This morning around 6:30 I seen 2 large mature bald eagles. They flew in the woods nearby. Tonight, about 7pm, I seen one of them fly again and land in a wooded area.
A bald eagle flew right over my head while I was walking on the path through the woods along the Huron River off of Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor. I heard it's wings "whooshing" the air and I looked up to see find the source of that odd noise, and there he/she was! HUGE! The eagle flew out over the river about 100 yards and then banked back left into the woods, I assume back to it's nest.
My first eagle sighting! Beautiful creature! It might seem odd, but I sensed intelligence.
Ann Arbor, MI
On May 7, 2020, I saw one bald eagle slowly flying north on the west side of Torch Lake, just south of Eastport, MI at 6 pm (Antrim Co). Absolutely beautiful! I had also observed a bald eagle one week ago, May 1, 2020 eating a dead deer next to US-31, just south of Eastport.
I wanted to share that I saw two bald eagles fly over my house in Charlotte, Michigan. They headed east, then turned south. It was a pretty awesome sight.
Sighted a bald eagle in north Sterling heights, MI at 6:30AM. Saw it flying from South to the are around 19 and Ryan. Landed in a tree, sat there for few minutes and took off flying back to Southerly direction.
Saturday April 4 2020 early afternoon. Mature eagle spotted in tree I-96 Wixom exist, Michigan. Also saw one in the same area 3 weeks ago. Great to see!
On March 21, 2020, I saw a bald eagle in Edwardsburg, Cass County, Michigan, near the intersection of May Street and Elkhart Road. Its white head and tail were clearly visible as it flew across the road and ascended toward a treetop, where it landed.
I sighted 2 American Bald Eagles perching in a tree in Clinton Township Michigan. 3/12/2020. They were on Canal rd. Between Garfield and Hayes rd. About 5:30 pm. Not one but 2. !!What a Magnificent sight.
On Monday 3/9/2020 between 12:30pm and 1:00pm I was on Middlebelt Road just north of West Road in Brownstown Michigan. I often look at the Hawks flying around when driving and I noticed what I thought was a large Hawk. I thought to myself "wow, Ive never seen such a dark body / torso on Hawk" and as I slowed down I could clearly see that it was huge Bald Eagle clearly full grown. I am gifted to have been fortunate enough to get to see such a marvelous and wonderful sighting. It disappeared into the trees just east of Middle Belt Rd. The area where this awesome creature flew off to is heavily wooded so I will be keeping my eye in hopes of getting lucky enough to see this again.
I saw a beautiful bald eagle yesterday 3/7/20 at 1320 on US-31 N in Michigan near Fisherman's island State Park area. It flew over 31 toward the west and landed on the roadside just for a moment. It was beautiful to see and unexpected!
We saw a bald eagle 2/19/2020 11:00am on Tubspring rd near Bishop rd in Almont, Michigan. It was flying, then landed in a cornfield.
I have seen a bald eagle three times in the past week flying low near the shore of Lake Macatawa in Park Township, Holland, Michigan. There is an empty lot and the bald eagle landed in a tree on the property line with another neighbor. It appeared to be eating an animal of some sort.
Just found you so thought I would report our recent sighting of a Bald Eagle, in Michigan, Ganges Twp, between Douglas and Ganges, December 26, 2019. What a magnificent bird! It was sitting on the ground in a horse pasture located on the west side of Blue Star Hwy north of 122nd. When we doubled back to make sure we weren't seeing things, he sat there momentarily then flew off into the tree line south along the pasture. I was able to get a picture but it is not clear since it was taken with my phone camera. It made our day!
On the way to pick up my kids from school I saw a large bird on the ground eating from a dead deer carcass. When it picked up its head i saw it was white. I was amazed to see that it was a bald eagle as I have never seen one in the wild before. This occurred around 3:35 in Scotts, MI.
I saw a bald eagle on the ground eating a rabbit. I then started flying and landed in a tree. This was in Richmond Township, MI. This is in Northern Macomb County on Armada Ridge Road at Russ Road.
I saw a bald eagle in front of my door as I was getting out my car. I live in Michigan in Clinton Twp near 16 mile and Groesbeck. As I was walking to my door I heard something flying, I looked up and saw its huge wings flapping away
January 5th 2019, 1:30pm. Saw a bald eagle flying around Eliza lake in Springfield Township. The eagle then came to rest on the ice of the lake and stayed about 3-5min before it flew off.
Saw a bald eagle this morning fly off the top of a tree on hwy 41 near rapid river, mi; delta county
Saw a large bald eagle fly over our lake in southern MI. (Lake LeAnn in Jerome) It flew about a hundred feet over the water making several passes before settling at the top of a very tall tree. First time ever seeing one on our lake. In the summer there's always osprey fishing and in the early spring some common loons stop in for a visit but it was a treat seeing our nations symbol fir the first time.
I spotted a bald eagle perched at the top of a tree on the side of M15 in Brandon Township, Mi at 8am on Monday November 5.
Redford, Mi 10-29-18
Bald eagle was flying over 6 mile road between Beech Daly and Inkster Rds. Landed in a tree so I got a better look at it. Beautuful!
At approximately 12:15 p.m., my husband and I were going east on M-5 near toward the Grand River exit in Farmington, MI. Prior to approaching the exit (where I-275 N exits into M-5), I saw a very huge bird perched in a tree and as we passed, I could clearly see that it was a Bald Eagle with its beautiful white head. So majectic and I was thrilled to say the least!
On 10/14/18, around 2:30pm, my husband and I were driving. At the corner of Vandyke and 14 mile we saw a bald eagle soaring, circling above. Very majestic with his white head and tail feathers. This is the dividing line between Sterling Heights and Warren. Wish I could have gotten a picture but he was too high. I would love to know where it was headed.
Today, October 12,2018, in Hamburg Michigan, I saw my first BALD EAGLE, IN THE WILD.
It was on the beach in front of our Home on Strawberry Lk near the Huron river& Bob white beach Blvd. Our home is about 100' off The beach, and I saw it standing Majestically with distinguished White Head & shoulder. I Never thought I would see one in my own backyard!
I was only able to take a pic as He flew away. Later today, I looked Out towards the lake, and saw what Looked like the same eagle flying From a tree by the water. It would Be really cool if they will nest in One of our tall trees!
When I walked down to the lake Where the bald eagle was, I Found a carp on shore that was Partially gutted.
Today, Oct. 10, 2018 my husband and I sighted an American Bald Eagle in Livonia Mi. He was flying in the area of 6 Mile Rd. and Farmington Rd. He landed in a dead tree directly on 6 Mile about 1/4 mile East of Farmington Rd. and stayed there for about 20 minutes. Never thought we would see one so close to home.
Mary and Steve Wozniak
Bald eagle sighting on Hough rd by Vandyke .. Almont Mich ....Oct 1st 2018....The eagle was on the side of the rd .... By the corn fields munching on a deer carcass... too cool .. been awhile since i seen one back in the 70's in Glacier Natl Park .. as a kid..
Sighting of bald eagle near brighton, michigan on september 14th 2018. Flying and circling quite high .
On September 3rd, I observed and took a picture of a bald eagle grabbing a fish out of ackerson lake in Napoleon, Mi.
I had a sighting of one adult bald eagle on Feb 12 of this year at the corner of Whitcomb and Harlo in Madison Heights, Michigan.
I saw a bald eagle flying low over our Ann Arbor hills home (off of Arlington and Heatherway) today Monday, February 5 at 2:45pm - an amazing sight!
My husband and I sighted a bald eagle while driving near Jackson, Michigan. The sighting was along northbound US-127, just south of the Page Avenue exit, just south of Jackson, Mi, at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, February 2nd, 2018. The beautiful bird with its distinctive white head and tail soared over the highway at about 100 feet up, east to west!
We were thrilled! It was beautiful! And took it as a good omen!
We hope this means the pair of eagles that was reported around this area around 2011 is making a solid comeback! Yay!
Mr & Mrs Len Gonerka
I spotted a bald eagle on Feb 1st 2018 at 11:49am. It was above Haco drive in Lansing Michigan near the Grand River / Potter Park Zoo. Amazing experience watching it climb into the wind then descend down headed north east.
On 1/30/2018, I observed a bald eagle flying along the Huron river in Ypsilanti, MI. This was my second time seeing a bald eagle in Ypsilanti.
Friday, January 27, 2018 at approximately 9:45 am. while traveling north on I75 between exits 14 and 15. I spotted an Eagle as he approached the right side of the freeway, my excited screaming caused my daughter to look where I was pointing. We watched in awe and silence as he flew over the car and off into the distance. He was maybe 30-40 feet above the car. this makes the 4th time I've seen one and the first time any of my relatives have been able to verify that I wasn't imagining it. It is truly a remarkable thing to see.
On Dec 19, 2017, around 11:30 am, I spotted a bald eagle following the Rouge River along Hines Drive between Wilcox and Northville roads. It was scanning the forest floor across the road from Wilcox Lake, banking and gliding as though hunting. Truly a magnificent and unexpected sight!
-- David Soubly
We saw a bald eagle flying along the Lake Michigan bluff ten miles north of St. Joseph, Michigan on December 11, 2017.
We seen a Bald Eagle, on December 5, 2017, @ 9:11am, on M-30, by Saginaw Rd., Sanford, Michigan. It appeared to be hunting above the woods, next to the river!!
On Monday November 20th at 1:00 p.m., a bald eagle flew over our car and into the Kalamazoo River. We were on Beadle Lake Road near Columbia Avenue in Emmett Township, Battle Creek, Michigan.
On Saturday my wife and I took a walk in River bends Park Shelby Township Michigan. There we saw a very large bird larger than any Hawk I have ever seen with white tail feathers and a brown head. I am assuming it is a bald eagle that is not matured yet. Then this morning at about 7:15 a.m. I witnessed a bald eagle flying over John R Road just south of Auburn in Rochester Hills Michigan. There was no mistaking the bird this morning.
10-17-2017. 5:50 PM.
My wife reports seeing a single bald eagle flying southeast and circling over 11 mile rd. west of woodward ave. Huntington Woods , mi. One mile north of the Detroit Zoo.
We were just driving down Fort Street in our town, Riverview, Michigan, a southern suburb of Detroit. A bald eagle flew over our car and into the trees of a neighborhood across the street. It is October 14, 2017, and the sighting occurred around 4:15 p.m. I posted it on Facebook and someone responded that they had just sighted one a half hour before in the town close to ours.
Sarah Field wrote the following: Bald eagle flying low, heading west at the Kalamazoo city/township border, this afternoon 2/14/17
Melissa Hatton wrote the following: I could not believe my eyes my real first full on eagle sighting on my way home from work on Jeffrson ave. / Lakeshore dr.in Grosse Pointe area along Lake Saint Clair it flew right above and in front of my car I was looking at it thinking no it can't be... but an eagle it was I had a great view of its white head brown body and white tail feathers with full wing span... WOW! Made my day! Jan 31, 2017 315pm.
Kila Allred wrote the following: I saw my first wild bald eagle in MI Jan 14, 2017 in Lowell. I was on the bridge crossing the river when I saw it perched on a tree overlooking the river. I turned around to go back for a picture. Got the pic, but the eagle was out of range of my lens. Poor pic, but i'm glad I got it!
Tom LoCascio wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle standing on the ice in East Tawas 1/7/16 nearthe water edge. We also see 2 of them soaring in the sky between Omer and Standish on most occasion in the drive to and from.. Michigan
Stephanie Holmesb wrote the following: January 08, 2017
Just sharing my sighting of BA. That has been luring around the Michigan area of my son's boss! No one has disturbed the Eagle - That is my belief why she has maintained her existence on the lake side property for several, several months . I had never seen one prior to this!! Beautiful
shelly harvey- skoczylas wrote the following: My boyfriend and I were traveling north on us23 heading to tawas city when somewhere between Standish and augre the biggest bald eagle I've ever came out a nowhere up from the side of the road. It had what looked like maybe a crow ...or something very black, clutched in one foot and was flapping its wings in backward motion trying to get back in the air and as it did ...came closer n closer to our windshield. I was in awe and at the same time horrified it was going to crash into or maybe thru the glass! It looked over its shoulder like wing as struggled it seemed to lift its huge self faster than I think it had originally planned ....it was ssoooo awesome. I was using cruise going about 60mph , I'm trying to stop quick n safe n just staring at it in awe coming closer and just as I thought for sure there was no missing him he hovered a second ,his back still to us ,his head turned back staring right back at us...his wings were wider than our impala and swear he seemed as tall as I am, 5'1", and suddenly just floated right over the car and was gone. Now I'm curious... Could he have been snatching road kill or was it likely he snatched what was eating roadkill? I always watch the sky when I drive thru that area now... I've spotted him once since high in flight. Will he remain In that area ,possibly nesting there also? I really hope to see him around in spring and watch...from a safer distance.
Ted Brindle wrote the following: How cool to have spotted a Bald Eagle perched high in a tree at the side of the express way. I believe sightings are rare in the southern half of Michigan, but we always look fascinated by the larger birds hunting in this area. On a trip home to Grand Rapids from Lansing on January 1st, we spotted a bald eagle approximately five miles before exit 50 near Lowell on i96.
Jill Brindle wrote the following: I just saw my first bald eagle in the wild. It was perched high on a tree next to 96 between Lansing and Grand Rapids. It was approximately 5 miles away from Alden Nash Road.
Dan Mol wrote the following: Saw an adult bald eagle on Christmas Day 2016 on our property in the city of Grand Rapids, MI.
John Burgess wrote the following: Saw my first bald eagle 12/20/16 on US-31 bypass near Berrien Springs, MI in Berrien county. Bird was feeding on road carcass on side of road, took flight as car approached. Size indicated female but I was pretty excited and am not an expert.
Scot Stern wrote the following: Spotted a pair this morning flying north west of m43 and Cochran rd grand ledge mi beautiful site to see
robert hrlic wrote the following: we have a pair of bald eagles in our area, spotted them feeding on deer carcasses in Sanilac county Michigan
Steve Sibula wrote the following: Bald eagle sighted perched in a tree along Dexter-Town Hall Trail next to Silver Lake in Putnam Township, Michigan near Pinckney
Julie Peless wrote the following: Saginaw County, MI, 11/11/16 @ 8:10am until 8:25am. Three bald eagles were viewed. Photos (not impressive) were taken and video was recorded. Two flew in on the first one and then those two flew off chasing each other.
Garnett Peeling wrote the following: Saw a beautiful Bald Eagle off Layton Rd in Fowlerville Mi. today! It was circling around a corn field for awhile and then perched at the top of a huge tree. It was awesome!
B Eggleston wrote the following: Spotted a Bald Eagle in the cornfield on 19 mile between I drive and L drive in Marshall, Michigan
Lisa Bonjernoor wrote the following: Just saw a beautiful sight! First bald eagle I've seen this year. Circling my home by the Kalamazoo River and Deke's Pond in Kalamazoo, Mi. Sure can have quite an effect on you!
tonja bissonnette wrote the following: i saw a bald eagle on maple ave.at the maple creek preserve..has there been any others siteings reported? in this area.
Dan McDonald wrote the following: February 8, 2016
Ann Arbor MI
The back of my business faces the Huron river Just north of the Argo Dam. I went outside around 4 pm. The seagulls were acting "funny" I almost went back inside but kept watching because something was just strange about the seagulls. There was one seagull that really stood out, he was much larger than the rest. Suddenly I saw the seagull follow a large bald eagle into the tree on the east side of the river. I took a photo, and watched for awhile. After about 15 minutes the Bald eagle flew down the river heading North, and the large seagull chased him till they were both out of sight. The next day the UPS driver told me that workers at the Lotus car factory (business further North) Had sighted 2 Bald Eagles in the same area. I was amazed and thrilled to see a Bald eagle this close to the city.
Jack Ver Merris wrote the following: On 2/08/2016 while eating lunch from my truck at Dutton Park, Holland, MI, i could see a juvenile Eagle (brown head, whitish tail feathers) standing tall on the ice edge near the open water on Lake Macatawa, and obviously no lunch caught yet, as the migratory ducks (Cavasbacks and Buffleheads) and sea-Gulls were congregated in the open water quite a ways off to the west of it near the boat launch, when the Eagle lifted off the ice and landed on a perch at the tree-lined park shore a ways from me, and them.
Today, 2/10/2016 during the snow-storm as I sat eating lunch there again watching the empty Lake Macatawa (no ducks visible) an adult Bald Eagle flew by just along the tree-line flapping those huge wings into a perch to the east of my truck. I lost sight of it in the thick branches, so opened my truck door to stand on the running-board a view across the roof, shortly after that I could view all three! of the Eagles swoop down off their perch out over the shoreline and back in to land a perch just a bit further west of me. - oops, sorry for the disturbance.
One of them did return to the same spot about 20 minutes later, very likely actively setting-up the next ambush hunt, since just now the snow has let up a bit and I can see a flock of ducks across the lake near Kollen Park. A waiting game for the Eagles, I don't have time for, - got to get back to work! I'll be back, if only to identify the variety of ducks here.
I have seen adult Eagle groups at this Dutton Park walkway location quite a few times the last 3 years, including a juvenile sighting this fall too. I have not actively searched for a winter nest here yet, but have a suspicion.
Last winter-2015, i had the thrill of watching an adult Bald Eagle swoop down from a perch in front of my truck, toward a mob of ducks near the ice-edge and grab an unsuspecting bird during the ensuing fly-away chaos. The Eagle and his meal had landed right on the ice there to arrange things and snack a bit, eventually lifting and flying with the duck carcass in its talons yet to a shoreline perch, where I lost sight of it.
Nate Dawson wrote the following: 2/8/2016 Saw Juvenile (2-3 yrs old) Baldy eating a deer carcass on side of Cavanaugh Lake Rd less than a mile West of Chelsea. Got very close to it. No mistaking it for anything else.
Chad Lau wrote the following: 02/07/2016- Saw 2 Eagles feeding on a Deer carcass in Linden Mi, Fenton township at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Ray Eyles wrote the following: Pair of bald eagles feeding on the ice on Western side of Cass Lake, MI, this morning at 7.30. Too far to photograph though.
Kayleigh Cullen wrote the following: My mother and I sighted a bald eagle surveying farmlands in Mecosta County, looking north, from the highest tip of a tree on the south side of US 20 just 3 to 5 miles west of Remus, MI
Ruth Swartz wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle today around 1:45 p.m. It was in a field close to the road, eating from a dead deer carcass. I live in western Michigan, 20 minutes east of Grand Rapids. The eagle was sited in Alto, on the corner of Whitneyville and 84th street.
Evans Tasiopoulos wrote the following: I came across two adult bald eagles around sunset over the Detroit River by Belle Isle.
Diana Dutcheshen wrote the following: Sighted a pair on C-48 on 1/29/16 in a tree near Ellsworth, Michigan.
Cynthia Kehrig wrote the following: My husband and I saw 5 bald eagles on Anchor Bay In Lake St. Clair, Fair Haven Michigan. Three juveniles and 2 adults. Multiple sightings of them in the ice from Monday, January 25th to Thursday, January 28th. Incredible, they hang out on the ice for hours at a time!
Elizabeth Claar wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle soaring and turning above downtown Holland MI about 11:30 a.m.. I was driving west on 7th Street and probably blocked traffic as I kept slowing down and looking up!
Michelle Pomorski wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle eating a dead animal on a frozen lake in Chelsea mi. There was another large bird with it but it didn't have a white head or tail. I think I could possibly have been an immature eagle with mom or dad.
Lori O'Neil wrote the following: This week I watched as a Bald Eagle circled real low, 4 times over my side yard in Acme, Michigan. I got up to stand at window and watch and when I reached the window it suddenly swooped down straight to me, scooped up right in front of me and soared into the sky. It was an amazing and beautiful sight!
brooklyn moore wrote the following: Bald eagle soaring in midland michigan. Jefferson rd and us 10. 01.17.16 noon
John Renucci wrote the following: We spotted a large bald eagle standing on the ice in the middle of Thornapple River, Ada, Michigan
Cheryl Zielonka wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle flying over Hines Park at Ann Arbor Trail and Hines Drive on Friday January 15th 2016 at 8:35 am on my way to work...large wingspan but most notably the white head - magnificent!
Laurel Prosper wrote the following: On the morning of Jan. 13 or 14, 2016 I saw an adult bald eagle flying just above the treetops at the corner of Mt. Hope and Aurelius in Lansing, Michigan. This is right between Fenner Arboretum, Mt Hope Cemetary, Potter Park Zoo, and Crego Park, a great wooded floodplain area for wildlife where the Red Cedar River flows into the Grand River. Great blue herons and wild turkeys are often seen in this area, but what I saw that day was unmistakable-- and thrilling.
Robin Edwards wrote the following: My father and I saw a bald Eagle on January 11, 2016 in St. Clair Shores, MI. It was eating in a tree 2 doors away. It was the most spectacular thing I have ever seen. He stayed there with a crow watching him for about 45 minutes. It was on Liberty Street between near Malvern.
Keith Hutcherson wrote the following: January 2, 2016 at 2pm I saw a bald eagle in monroe, michigan along I75 as i was driving north to Detroit.
Rachel Halford wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle today (1/6/16) flying low over Fulton Rd (M-21) at the Grand River.
Charity Hoffman wrote the following: Spotted my first bald eagle today, driving on a country road outside of Ann Arbor, MI. It was soaring just above Vreeland Rd, in Dixboro. It didn't stay for long, but I recognized its telltale white head and impressive wingspan. Was stunned to see it, didn\'t know they exist in the wild here in Michigan! Friends say it may have been from Leslie Science Center?
Jay Wiseman wrote the following: Witnessed a successful Bald Eagle hunting this morning (12-30-15 10:30am) on Corey Lake, Three Rivers Mi. Male Bald Eagle circled, swooped down & captured a foraging Mud Hen, fly off with him hanging in Eagle's talons. Was also able to get a couple of quick photo's too!
K Gore wrote the following: SE corner of Livingston County, MI ~ near Portage Lake. From my kitchen window, spotted a large bald eagle sitting on tree branch over-looking wet land. Appeared to be hunting. Flew off after a few minutes. Absolutely incredibly breath taking!
tj mcclure wrote the following: Saw mature bald eagle today 12-27-15 in highland recreation area.
Luke Dillon wrote the following: Saw a Great Bald Eagle sitting in up in a tall tree surrounded by 4 or 5 crows while walking my dogs in Grand Haven, MI on 12/26/2015
phil kalamaros wrote the following: two flying north along the shoreline in Hagar township, berrien county, Michigan 12-25-15.
Kip Moffett wrote the following: Bald Eagle flew over my house between 50 and 100 feet. Gave me a perfect profile for identifying. Flew West to East over East County Line Road bordering Gratiot and Saginaw Counties West of Merrill.Just 2.4 miles South of M46. 12/16/15 4:45 P.M. Awesome! My first ever live sighting of the American Bald Eagle.
Kelly Bixby wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle flying northwest along I-75 in southern Michigan, near Little Lake Creek crossing; not far from Lake Erie, 12/16/15 2:20 p.m.
Bob Humphrey wrote the following: We've been watching daily, a pair mainly, and at times 3 adults and a younger bald eagle, for about 6 weeks. Northern Barry County, MI. They often perch very close to our home. Didn't know they would land on water, but they do and can swim along quite easily(looks like breaststroke) and will also take flight from the water. Had previously see flybys in early spring by singles. 12/12/15
Laura Korten wrote the following: Single bald eagle landed in big tree this afternoon next to I-94 just west of I-69 in Marshall, Michigan
Amy Schultz wrote the following: ON November 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm between howell and pinckney on D19 and Reason rd. we spotted one bald eagle sitting in the tree. He was gorgeous.
David Nowak wrote the following: On November 23, 2015 at 8:45am Northern Washtenaw County Michigan. My wife and I observed an Eagle trying to snatch one of several diving ducks on our lake. Having a place on Drummond Island we are very familiar with eagles. This was either a young Bald Eagle or a Golden Eagle. After about a dozen try's it had no luck in snatching a duck which leads me to believe it was an inexperienced young bald eagle. After living here for close to forty years this is a first.
Christine Lefever wrote the following: Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan At 3:30pm on November 22, 2015, I saw a mature bald eagle flying westward over my neighborhood.
Kim Schumacher wrote the following: Bald eagle sighting in Wyoming, Michigan. It was perched in a tree near the entrance ramp onto 196 at Chicago Drive. Gorgeous.
Andrea Barker wrote the following: Michigan - South of Holly flying south down Milford Road near Davisburg Road.
Manny Yellayi wrote the following: Today November 15 /2015 saw 2 bald eagles flying across telegraph road between lone pine and long lake roads
Ken Hayes wrote the following: Saw a pair of bald eagles on Sunday November 15, 2015 one mile southeast of Ithaca, Michigan. They were near a pond just south of my farm in Gratiot County Michigan.
Jewell Hall wrote the following: Saw two bald eagles flying 20 feet over my head in Fennville Mi, Nov 10, 2015! Majestic!
Diane Schlanser wrote the following: Spotted a Bald Eagle flying west over Blue Star Highway in South Haven Just south of the Black River. He headed sw towards Lake Michigan. This was about 4:30 pm. No doubt. I have never seen one I could positively identify since moving back from out west. Ooo yes in Iowa in the winter when they gather for open water and fishing.
Jayson Shene wrote the following: Sighting in South Haven, Michigan
Carrie Kwi wrote the following: October 10, 2015: a male band eagle spotted flying overhead at Keefer/ Ionia roads in Portland, Michigan. The eagle rested in a tree for several minutes and then took off again. The biggest bird I've ever seen! Amazing experience.
steve thompson wrote the following: About 40 feet from my patio door that faces sand lake,10-27-15 approximately noon. It sat looking at us for a minute then joined another bald eagle that was about 100 yards south. They flew to an old growth tree on the point and sat there for quite a while. Nottawa, Mi. on sand lake which adjoins lake templene.
Jan Mundy wrote the following: 1 bald eagle in tree along highway I 69, 10 miles west of Port Huron
jay Mead wrote the following: Buchanan, Mi on October 18 2015 on the St. Joseph river.
Diane Tercha wrote the following: Sited a bald eagle on September 25, 2015 in Ira Township, Michigan on M-29 heading West at approx. 1:15 p.m. E.S.T. the bird was flying with the wings open and gliding
White head / white tail feathers
-First time spotted in this area -
Kathy Haushalter wrote the following: Michigan, on 75 Southbound after crossing the Ogemaw River we saw a female bald eagle. September 27, 2015
Jenna Krumlauf wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle flying over M59 about a 1/2 mile west of downtown Pontiac. How cool!
Rachael Vandyke wrote the following: My husband and I saw a bald eagle on Sept 20, 2015 flying over the Grand River east of Grandville, MI at I-196
Douglas Snowden wrote the following: Hello, I was driving home from work today Sept. 12 about 12.30 in the afternoon and spotted a male Bald Eagle on I -94 between Fredmore Hyw. and Wadams Rd / at. Clair area feeding on road kill in the medium . Pretty cool to see this magnificent bird around here.
Kyle Gorncy wrote the following: There's 2 flying around van etten lake in Oscoda michigan
Today, Saturday, August 29th, @ about 4pm I sighted a young adult Bald Eagle flying and gliding SW from mid-Williamston. I spotted the Eagle just as it left Williamston airspace and watched as it flew SW over I-96. What a beautiful sight!
C M Haas
I spotted what appears to be a young bald eagle in Litchifield, MI. Eagle had a green and white wing tag with orange lettering L5
Bald eagle flying west directly over 127 about 40-50 miles north of Lansing. Today 3pm
I saw a Bald Eagle yesterday (2/15/15) flying overhead while I was snowshoeing across a field. He was flying west, from Cherry Valley Rd toward Schad Rd, in Middleville, Michigan. He looked very content to be soaring with the wind currents. Great to see.
Saw an adult bald eagle on Lake Michigan near Glenn, MI on 2/15/15.
We just saw two bald eagles on Evans Lake in Tipton, MI. They flew around and then landed on the ice. It looked like they were eating something left be ice fishermen.
I wanted to report that at about 11:30 am today (2/12/15) as I was returning to Lansing from Eagle (ironic) via Grand River Highway I encountered a large immature Bald eagle in the road. I had seen a large bird come down and land in the road to scoop up some road kill a ways ahead of me, so I slowed down to give it time to move and catch a glimpse of nature in action. I at first assumed it was a large hawk, but I could not believe my eyes when I got closer and realized what it was! This bird was MASSIVE! There was no mistaking, this was in fact a Bald Eagle! Completely blew my mind! I was speechless, such a beautiful animal to see, especially in the wild! I wish the vehicle wouldn't have scared him off, it would have been awesome to get a picture!
Chelsea Kerr, Lansing, MI.
South Lyon, MI
February 7th at 2:18pm
There were 2 bald eagles in a tree near 10 Mile & Currie Roads.
I've been bird watching for years and was very excited that I noticed these when I drove by. They were huge.
The eagles flew away when I walked closer to get a better cell phone picture.
My wife and I David and Gaylinn Dressler were eating dinner at Jaywalkers in Mottvill Michigan this past Friday February 6th around 4:30 We we're looking out over the river and Gaylinn saw it first,but you really couldn't have missed it the eagle gave us a nice fly by.
I saw a bale eagle at approx. 11:00am on Feb. 6, flying fairly low over our rural home in Salem Twp., MI – Tower Rd, btw, 5 and 6 Mile Rds. Day was cold, bright and snow covered. He was flying from North to South. Beautiful!
Michelle M White
Bald Eagle Sighting Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 2/5/2015 at 8:50am Flying low about 30ft above Lake Shore Drive along Lake St. Clair.
Weather conditions clear skies, the sun just rising over the lake, outside temperature 1 degree Fahrenheit. We were driving at about 30 mph – Bald eagle flying to the right of car and flying faster then us. Great sighting!
My wife and I spotted a mature Bald Eagle soaring above Mansfield Street in Ypsilanti, MI on Thursday February 5.
February 2, 2015. Sighted an adult bald eagle soaring over Hall (M59) and Romeo Plank. Hall is the dividing line between Clinton Township and Macomb Township, Michigan.
Surprised to see one in this populated area, but I see another sighting listed that occurred about a month ago in the same vicinity.
Chesterfield Michigan area 26mile rd and North Ave 11pm 2/1/2015 saw bald eagle during snow storm eating in field solid white head. By wolcot mills Park area and wetzle rec area.
January 29th 3:40pm in Cassopolis Michigan I captured this photo across street from Hampshire Golf Course. I've always had a fascination with eagles this was a breathtaking experience...
A Bald Eagle soured over my property this morning about 9 a.m. Sunday January 25th. On Madden Rd. between Quigly and Oak Hill Drive. Dexter Twp. Michigan. The eagle appeared to be at about 100 feet above and perhaps a juvenile. I was struck by its unmistakable white head and tail tips but I commonly see mature Red Tail Hawks if the same size. Non the less it was a real treat to see and I hope they begin to flourish in Washtenaw County.
I was driving in Walled Lake, MI on Saturday, January, 24, 2015 when I spotted it flying low. It threw me off guard but the white head and bright yellow beak was unmistakable...I knew I just saw a bald eagle!
Seen flying over road and trees between Pinckney and Howell Michigan 1/23/15 approximately 5:15pm.
I was hoping for confirmation on this site, but I saw a mature adult flying over Birmingham, MI on 1/23/2015 around 2:00 pm. I was out for a run and looked up to see the eagle above me. I was surprised to see one in this area.
Amy Murray, Birmingham, MI
Eagle sighted in China township on Fred Moore hwy sitting at top of tree amongst open crop field. Beautiful large eagle. Stayed for approximately 30 minutes. I have been told a pair of eagles have been nesting along belle river for many years in Columbus township. What an amazing site!
Spotted a mature Bald Eagle soaring about 20 feet above the Kalamazoo River near the bridge at Clark Road in Battle Creek today at 3:00.
Saw one flying above the Rogue River today in Belmont, MI.
Saw a sighting in our back yard today in Lacota Michigan on January 18th 2015. Huge wing span as he dove for road kill. It was so awesome!
2015-01-13 – Caledonia, MI -- Watched two bald eagles for much of the day today feeding on a 5 or 6 pound sucker on the ice on the Thornapple River 2 miles south of Alaska, MI. Interestingly the larger immature eagle drove the adult off the fish and dined for nearly 45 minutes. These two were joined by an additional pair of adult birds who remained in the area of the fish for an hour and a half around 5 pm. There was an on and off conflict between the adult birds, so perhaps there was not a mated pair.
1/13/2015 sitting of a bald eagle totally stunned me!
Dark body with the distinctive white head, feeding on a carcass on the side of the road! Majestic beauty~
Location M66 North of Barryton, Michigan
Approximately halfway to M10...right hand side of M66
Suttons Bay , Michigan along ,M-22
1-12-2015. I opened my shutters this morning at 9:40 AM to look at my view of Lake Michigan and Glenlord Beach Park. I spotted a Bald Eagle soaring over the lower parking lot of The Sable Shores Condominiums, Stevensville, MI. The wing span on this bird was tremendous. The sight was awe-inspiring.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 3:00p.m., Saturday, January 10th...100 yards ESE of Plymouth Rd. at Huron Pkwy. Stopped to watch a Peregrine falcon, who was joined on his perch by his mate sitting in a tree right by Plymouth Rd. From the east, in swept a bald eagle, dove to the ground, and carried off his catch (perhaps a rabbit) to the east. spectacular site - wish I had pictures!
Mary Beth Westin
On 1/10/15 approximately 2pm, I (we) saw a Bald Eagle flying east over Long Lake in Union, MI. It flew to within about 20 yards of my huge picture window (that faces west), before turning south. I live on a hill that overlooks the lake. I was too awestruck and dumbfounded to take a picture. I actually screamed "OH MY GOD"! And my adult daughter looked over and saw it too. Had she not seen it, and confirmed it as an Eagle, I would have thought I was crazy. I can still see it flying above the tree tops south of me, on the east side of the lake. I'm HOPING it comes back so I can get a picture of it. No idea if it was male or female, nor can I guess the wingspan. I just saw a HUGE white headed and tailed bird flying towards the window and again, went into an awestruck trance! I have a TON of hawks that live on this property and perch on the trees right outside the window all the time, so initially I thought that's what it was, till it got closer.
Union, Michigan - in Cass County, Michigan. Long/Baldwin & Coverdale lake area.
Peering out of my patio door window at 940 a_m on Saturday January 10th, I was surprised to see a bald eagle flying over my backyard above the pine trees. I live next to Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer Michigan. It was really cool!
December 9th 2014 saw an Eagle flying near Potter Park in Lansing Mi. Since then I have seen it a few more times including today (January 7th, 2015) flying in same area. What a majestic bird.
I was returning home from visiting my fathers grave in Ellington, Michigan ; while driving on Dutcher Rd. I noticed two very large birds in a farmers field on the north side of the road. Nearest cross road was Colwood Rd. . We stopped our car to verify what we thought was a Bald Eagle. We turned off the road unto a tractor path into a field to get a better view. We watched this pair of Birds feed, the Bald Eagle was clearly the dominate of the two , allowing the smaller bird to be extremely close yet not share freely. Eventually the Bald Eagle , clearly marked with the white head and tail fly into a nearby tree. We drove back around the to the road on the other side of the acre or so of trees as the Eagle soared. Eventually it landed somewhere inside this field goal f trees. The smaller of the birds, which was still quite large, stayed on the ground to finish feeding.
On the morning of January 3rd, 2015 at 9:30 am. I spotted, what I firmly believe to be a bald eagle. It was full grown white head white tail. It was a 1/2 mile north of M-59 (Hall road) at Card road in Macomb MI. I was able to take a few grainy photos with my cell phone. As I got closer it flew away. I did not believe bald eagles were in this area until I found this website after my sighting. I will definitely be looking for this bird again.
1-3-2015 Sighted a bald eagle flying low over a corn field on Milkey Road between Saline-Milan and Maple Roads in Washtenaw County at 9:00 am.
I believe I saw a golden eagle today, January 3rd on the Grand River just north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was attacking an injured goose on the river. The eagle was huge. The goose kept going under water as the eagle attacked. It would hover over the goose for a few seconds before soaring away and returning. The attacked last approx 5 minutes, with no luck for the eagle. We have several bald eagles in our area that I see occasionally and this was no bald eagle. It also was much bigger than the goose.
Ed Van Portfliet
Saw Bald Eagle 1 1/2 miles East of Carsonville, Michigan just north of M-46 on January 2, 2015. Was circling along the fenceline. Was impressive, never saw one so close before.
December 31, 2014---My dad, daughter, and I were driving west on Bertrand Rd in Niles, Michigan today when we spotted a Bald Eagle eating prey in a corn field near Portage Rd. There was also a hawk trying to get in on the meal, but the eagle clearly didn't want the company. What a neat sight to see! Beautiful bird, white head and dark body, very special moment indeed!
- Sandra Miller
On 12/31/14 at approximately 1:15 PM, while stopped at a red light, we saw an adult bald eagle flying through Waterford at the corner of Scott Lake Rd and Dixie Hwy. We viewed it for about 2-3 minutes before it flew out of our sight towards Loon Lake. Flocks of seagulls scurried in a panic as the eagle approached Loon Lake.
Gary & Aligna McCarrick
We saw a bald eagle on Pardee Lake in Howell Michigan perched in a big tree eating a squirrel. Big white head of feathers and big white tail. Took a few pictures. It flew around for a few hours then went east out of our sight. What a cool site to see!
Amazing sight! I saw a bald eagle fly from a marsh on the south west end of Pardee Lake flying towards Coon Lake, Howell, MI. around 5:00 pm. Beautiful large white tail.
December 27, 2014: Saw a young single bald eagle flying over Upper Long Lake in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
In Vicksburg Michigan today I saw a bald eagle in a cornfield with prey that it had caught.
Bald Eagle sighted on Platt Road and Arkona Road in MIlan, Michigan. Large eagle with a wing span of at least 7feet. Eagle flying over a cornfield being chased by multiple sparrows approximately 9:30am.
December 17 viewed 1 eagle perched in tree near shoreline of Pleasant Lake in Freedom Township MI. Near Pleasant Lake Rd.
December 20 viewed pair of adult eagles perching on trees near the shoreline of Pleasant Lake.
J J Gaydosh
On December 19 and 20 we observed a female bald eagle sitting in a tree on Willis road in Augusta Township across the street from Lincoln High School.
I believe that I see a bald eagle flying over Pine Lake in West Bloomfield, Michigan on a regular basis. I thought I was incorrect until my husband saw it as well and confirmed the sighting.
I continue to see a single bald eagle in the morning in Chesterfield Township, Macomb county Michigan perched in a large tree in a field about 1/2 mile from Lake St. Clair, Anchor Bay. It stays in the tree for a few hours then it makes its way east back over the lake.
Last siting was Sunday December 7th 2014.
November 30, 2014 around 11:30 A.M. my dad and I observed a single bold eagle flying from east to west at treetop level about 1/4 mile north and 1/4 mile west of down town Ubly, MI. Ubly is located (+,-) 25 miles south from the tip of the thumb at the southern edge of Huron County.
Bald eagle sighting in Lansing today! Sitting in a tree above the grand river near potter park. Awesome!
I had a sighting the afternoon of 11/21/2014 on Mason St in Cass County Michigan.
We saw a single adult bald eagle on Loon Lake in Waterford Michigan today. Glided 1 foot above the water for a few hundred feet then perched in a willow tree 4 doors down for a few minutes.
My girlfriend and I were traveling north bound on Tipton hwy. Just off of Riverside Avenue, and we saw a very mature bald eagle about 12-15 off ground, in flight, with its dinner in its talons. It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw in Adrian, Michigan.
Oscar Joe Prince
We saw a bald eagle sitting in a dead tree in the middle of Rose Lake Nature Center near Laingsburg and Haslett Michigan today. It was beautiful and very large!
One lone bald eagle in flight, just north of Petersburg, MI on Petersburg Road.
We had a bald eagle fly over our yard and land in our neighbors tree and sit for a few minutes. Then he did a flyover a group of geese on the beach and then out of site over the trees. We were pleasantly surprised and hope he comes back for another visit. What an incredible site!
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