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Subject:[mou-rba] Duluth RBA 4/15/10
From:Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 15 Apr 2010 20:36:33 -0600

*Duluth/North Shore
*April 15, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Cackling Goose
Long-tailed Duck
American White Pelican
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Sandhill Crane
Barn Swallow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 15, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, April 15th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Three LONG-TAILED DUCKS were found by Ron Erpelding at Taconite Harbor
on the 14th. Ron also had 10 waterfowl species at the Grand Portage
sewage ponds and three flyover SANDHILL CRANES at Cascade River State
Park on the 15th. SANDHILL CRANES continue to be seen almost daily at
the West Skyline Hawk Count and Jeff Newman had one fly over his yard in
Lakeside on the 9th.

Other highlights from the West Skyline Hawk Count in the past week
include the first BROAD-WINGED HAWK of the season on the 14th, a flock
of six CACKLING GEESE on the 12th, 132 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the
15th, single RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS on the 11th and 14th, and a GOLDEN
EAGLE on the 10th.

Recent new arrivals in the area include BARN SWALLOW, SWAMP SPARROW,

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April

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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