Southwest Michigan Wildlife columnist for The Herald-Palladium


One of two adult bald eagles migrating together on Sept. 2 over Warren Dunes State Park.

Bald eagles are on the move and passing through Southwest Michigan on their way to the southern U.S. for the winter.

On Sept. 2, Brad Anderson of Bridgman witnessed two adult bald eagles flying southward at Warren Dunes State Park.


A broad-winged hawk in flight over Warren Dunes State Park on Aug. 23.

Red knot

A red knot on Sept. 7 at Tiscornia Park in St. Joseph.


An olive-sided flycatcher on Aug. 15 at Warren Dunes State Park.

Jonathan Wuepper is an area naturalist. Report your sightings to him at