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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Sep 2009 21:15:53 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*September 3, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Parasitic Jaeger
Common Nighthawk

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 3, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Four BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found on the 2nd by Conny Brunell and
Susan Schumacher on the lake side of Park Point at the Sky Harbor
Airport. Two PARASITIC JAEGERS were relocated by Karl Bardon and others
on the 28th at the 12th Street access on Park Point. They were
subsequently seen at the Recreation Area.

Two LONG-BILLED DOWICHERS and five other shorebird species were found by
Kim Eckert on the 30th at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area. Kim
counted 500 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on the evening of 1st at the Lakewalk near
Fitger's. An extremely early ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK has seen by Karl Bardon
and others at Hawk Ridge on the 30th. Ten SANDHILL CRANES were also seen
on the 30th.

The annual Hawk Weekend will be held September 11-13 at Hawk Ridge in
Duluth. Details on presentations, field trips and other activities can
be found at

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

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 [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at