*May 28, 2015
American White Pelican
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: May 28, 2015
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, May 28,
2015 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.
We have had the first week of summer weather this week in the northwest.
It has become increasingly obvious that migration is almost over. New
arrivals are way down, and the local nesters are very busy and noisy
From Lake of the Woods County, Gretchen Mehmel reported a COMMON RAVEN
nesting at the Norris Camp picnic grounds, a BELTED KINGFISHER nest at
the Norris Camp pond, GRAY JAY nestlings at the Norris Camp feeders,
HERMIT THRUSHES and WHIP-POOR-WILLS being heard in the area.
In Roseau County, Mike Thiele reported HOUSE WREN on May 18, and a
WHIP-POOR-WILL on May 22 in Warroad.
Sandy Aubol found RUDDY TURNSTONES and MARBLED GODWIT on the Marshall
County side of the Agassiz Impoundment on May 27. UPLAND SANDPIPER was
reported by Gary Tischer in Marshall County on May 24.
In Pennington County, Gary Tischer reported that Beth Iliff had a
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in her yard in Thief River Falls on May 25, and
an INDIGO BUNTING showed up on May 28 . I had a RED-EYED VIREO and
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER in the yard on May 22; a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO ,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, and CEDAR WAXWING were here on May 25. Also on
May 25, I went to Hickory Township where I found GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS
where they have nested for several years. Other species seen there
included CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER , BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, VEERY, and OVENBIRD. On May 28, I heard a COMMON
NIGHTHAWK go over the yard. The RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have excavated a
new hole and appear to be nesting in our yard this year.
In Polk County, Russ Wilbur reported EASTERN KINGBIRD in East Grand
Forks on May 24. At Rydell NWR, he saw COMMON LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE,
and CEDAR WAXWINGS. On May 22, Maggie Anderson observed BOBOLINKS near
East Grand Forks. Sandy Aubol reported RED-HEADED WOODPECKER in East
Grand Forks on May 26. An INDIGO BUNTING was seen there by Sandy Martens
on May 26. On May 27, Sandy Aubol found several species if shorebirds at
the Agassiz Valley Impoundment on the Polk County side. They included
RUDDY TURNSTONES, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER,
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, WILLET, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER. She also saw AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, FORSTER'S TERN, and BLACK
Jesse Ellis reported a CLARK'S GREBE on Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas
County this week.
From Otter Tail County, Julian Sellers reported WESTERN KINGBIRD,
EASTERN KINGBIRD, and AMERICAN WOODCOCK at Maplewood State Park on May
Charlene Nelson observer MAGNOLIA WARBLER in Elbow Lake, Grant County,
on May 22 and INDIGO BUNTING on May 23.
Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.
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, June 4,
Pennington County, MN