*February 25, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 25, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 25th, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
The VARIED THRUSH in Ely was relocated by Bill Tefft on the 18th on Main
Street across from the Pillow Rock historical marker. Norma Malinowski
found two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS northeast of Ely on the 20th,
just south of the Low Lake boat access. Bill and Norma saw a SPRUCE
GROUSE on the 20th just off MN 1 at the South Kawishiwi Road.
Several species of interest were seen during the Sax-Zim Bog Winter
Birding Festival last weekend including two GREAT GRAY OWLS, 2 NORTHERN
HAWK OWLS, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS along the McDavitt Road (CR 233)
about 2 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28) and along the Admiral Road
(CR 788) at the feeders 3.5 miles north of the Sax Road. Participants
also saw LONG-TAILED DUCKS in Two Harbors, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL and
GLAUCOUS GULL at Canal Park in Duluth, and SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in Aitkin
County south of Tamarack.
HOARY REDPOLLS are being reported across the region, including Duluth,
Ely, Grand Rapids, Aitkin County, and the Sax-Zim Bog. Deb Falkowski saw
a flock of 200 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS on the 21st on the south side of
Virginia and flocks were reported from Ely on the 18th, Floodwood and
Palisade on the 19th, and Grand Rapids on the 20th.
David Brislance found a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 19th in Cook
County 2 miles northeast of Lutsen. Warren Nelson and others saw a GREAT
GRAY OWL on the 19th along Aitkin County Road 18.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, March 3rd.
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
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