*April 29, 2010
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 29, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, April 29th, 2010.
The CINNAMON TEAL in Carver County was still in fields along Salem
Avenue southeast of Norwood-Young America on April 26th. Take U.S.
Highway 212 west to Salem Avenue and turn south and go about a mile and
a half. It's been seen in the fields both north and south of a small
dairy farm and on the west side of the road.
In Redwood County, a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen on the 24th just
south of the Minnesota River. From the west end of the town of Renville,
take Renville County Road 6 south to the Minnesota River and into
Redwood County. Continue south for three miles to Redwood County Road 9.
Turn east and go two miles to County Road 17 and turn north. Go
nine-tenths of a mile and turn east on an unmarked road and look for
fire call number 380. Turn east to a pasture on the left.
On the 26th, two SURF SCOTERS were reported by Steve Millard at Jewett
Lake, Otter Tail County. This is just north of Fergus Falls along County
On April 23rd, fifteen WHITE-FACED IBIS were found by Scott Clark at the
Big Stone NWR in Lac qui Parle County. The location was about a
half-mile south of the Wildlife Refuge office building on County Road
In Big Stone County, a few CATTLE EGRET were reported from along U.S.
Highway 75 on the 24th, two miles north of Madison, and two AMERICAN
AVOCETS were a mile east of the town of Barry.
On the 28th, a RED-THROATED LOON was found by Peder Svingen near the
Beach House at the Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth.
On the 26th, Jody Provost reported from Aitkin County that she heard a
few YELLOW RAILS at the French Lake WMA northeast of the town of Aitkin.
Later that day, Warren Nelson found AMERICAN BITTERN, SORA, and LE
CONTE'S SPARROW there.
On the 24th, Steve Rosenberg found a CERULEAN WARBLER at Carver Park
Reserve along Carver Park Road in Carver County. I also have recent
reports of SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WILLET, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER,
WHIP-POOR-WILL, PINE WARBLER, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, EASTERN TOWHEE,
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and LARK SPARROW.
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, May 6th, 2010.
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