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Subject:[mou-rba] Duluth RBA 2/26/10
From:Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 26 Feb 2010 07:58:10 -0700

*Duluth/North Shore
*February 26, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Hoary Redpoll

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 26, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Friday, February 26th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A SNOWY OWL was seen by several observers over the weekend in the Duluth
Port Terminal and at Connor's Point in Superior. Several gull species
were seen by Mike Hendrickson at the Superior landfill on the 21st,
GULL, and at least 8 GLAUCOUS GULLS. Ten LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at
Burlington Bay in Two Harbors on the 19th.

Kim Eckert saw a HOARY REDPOLL on the 25th in the Sax-Zim Bog at the
feeder along the Arkola Road (CR 52), 0.75 mile east of Owl Avenue (CR
203). He also saw 3 NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along CR 7 between CR 133 and 2.7
miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28), one on the Stone Lake Road (CR 319)
and another on the Sax Road 1.5 miles west of CR 7. Mike Hendrickson
reported additional NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along the Admiral Road (CR 788)
and along the Arkola Road. Kim Eckert found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the
20th along the Rice Lake Road (CR 4), 0.5 mile south of the Emerson Road
(CR 43).

Howard Weinberg saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL north of Two Harbors on the 21st
along CR 2, 0.5 mile north of the Kane Lake Road. Tucker Lutter and
others saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 19th along MN Highway 1, 3 miles
south of Isabella. They also saw a GREAT GRAY OWL along the Stony River
Forest Road, 6 miles north of the Whyte Road. They saw two SPRUCE GROUSE
along the Whyte Road, 2 miles east of the Stony River Forest Road, and
single SPRUCE GROUSE along the Stony River Forest Road 1.5 and 4.8 miles
south of the Whyte Road. Mike Hendrickson saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the
19th along the Stony River Forest Road, 3.3 miles south of MN Highway 1.
He also saw a SPRUCE GROUSE along the Stony River Forest Road, 0.2 mile
north of the Whyte Road.

David Alexander and Frank Nicoletti saw 3 NORTHERN HAWK OWLS over the
weekend along US Highway 71 in Koochiching County. One was near Margie
at mile marker 377, one was at mile marker 374, and another was north of
Big Falls near mile marker 390. They also saw a GREAT GRAY OWL at mile
marker 369 near Gemmel.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 4th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at, or visit the MOU web site at

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