*September 1, 2011
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 1, 2011
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September
1, 2011 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
Time is marching on and the season is about to change, though we are
hoping for a long fall. The north central part of the state is no longer
so dry, so be wary if you want to drive on the township roads - your
vehicle will not stay clean. Roads that tend to be marginal may not be
all that good after last night's deluge during which some places
received 3 or more inches of driving rain in a very short time.
Here in Pennington County on August 26, I found a BLACK-AND-WHITE
WARBLER in the yard. On August 27, there was a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER,
CANADA WARBLER, and several ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. Tonight, I saw a
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH working on a sunflower seed near the window.
In Red Lake County at Huot on August 27, about 20 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were
flycatching in the early evening. They were seen again the next day.
Also seen in the woods nearby were EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, LEAST FLYCATCHER,
CEDAR WAXWING, TENNESSEE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and
Shelley Steva was birding at the impoundment north of the Wetland,
Pines, and Prairies Audubon Sanctuary on August 27. This impoundment
straddles the Marshall- Polk County line. She reported 500 to 1000
shorebirds including KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, STILT SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SANDERLING, WILSON'S SNIPE, and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Other species seen there included a variety of
ducks, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN
BITTERN, GREAT BLUE HERON, and SORA. Heidi Hughes also reported SPOTTED
SANDPIPER and DUNLIN.
Thanks to Shelley Steva and Heidi Hughes for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] OR call the Detroit Lakes
Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders
please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took
place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, September
Pennington County, MN