*July 6, 2012
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 6, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday July 5th, 2012.
I have no recent updates of the SPRAGUE'S PIPIT which has been at the
Felton Prairie in Clay County since June 8th. Directions to the location
from the junction of state highway 9 and Clay County Road 26 are to go
east for about three miles to 170th Street. Turn north and drive the
dirt road to the first fence north of the windmills. Park and walk east
along the fence to a metal pipeline post. Listen here for the bird's
A pair of COMMON GALLINULES is being seen at the 180th Street Marsh in
Dakota County. Check the first pool west of Goodwin Avenue on the north
side of 180th Street.
Three AMERICAN AVOCETS were in Carver County on the 5th. Other
southbound migrant shorebirds which have begun to arrive in the state
include SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS,
WILLET, LEAST SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and
The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday July 12th, 2012.