*September 4, 2014
Black-throated Green Warbler
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 4, 2014
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
4, 2014 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.
This week there are definite signs of approaching fall with cool nights
and so far warm days. Migration is picking up and the warblers are
moving south now. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are also being reported, and where
there is habitat, also shorebirds.
Charlene Nelson reported a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO in her yard at Elbow Lake
in Grant County as recently as September 4.
On August 30, Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingmann found SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
BONAPARTE'S GULLS, and 47 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS at the Walker WTP in Cass
County on August 30. In Wadena County they found a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
at the sod farm on 190th Ave. Other species seen in Wadena County
included BARRED OWL, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER,
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. A
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was found at the Verndale WTP. They relocated the
5 COMMON GALLINULES in Todd County that were previously reported by Ben
Fritchman. Other species seen in Todd County included NORTHERN PARULA,
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and at the Eagle Bend WTP- STILT SANDPIPER and
From Hubbard County, Ron and Herb reported STILT SANDPIPER at Nevis.
Craig Mandel and Barb and Denny Martin were in Hubbard County on August
28, where they observed WILD TURKEY, and OSPREY. At Ferris County Park,
they reported PHILADELPHIA VIREO, BROWN THRASHER, 13 warbler species,
EASTERN TOWHEE, and PURPLE FINCH.
In Norman County Craig Mandel and Barb and Denny Martin reported HORNED
GREBE at Ada, RED-NECKED GREBE at Roy Lake, GREAT EGRET at Agassiz Olsen
WMA, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 5 species of vireos, and 12 species of
warblers, most of these at the Twin Valley City Park.
Craig, Barb, and Denny also birded in Mahnomen County where they found
GREEN HERON, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, a few shorebirds, 5
vireos, and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen
in the town of Mahnomen.
Sandy Aubol reported from East Grand Forks in western Polk County.
Species were reported from her yard and also from the Red River
Greenway. During the course of the week she saw GREEN HERON,
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, 5 vireo species, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and 12
species of warbler.
Here in Pennington County, Shelley Steva reported a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
in her yard in Thief River Falls on August 30. On September 1, she saw
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
along the new Greenwood Trails bike path, and the next day added
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, and BLUE-HEADED VIREO. Our yard
continues to host both RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKERS, RUBY-THROATED HUMMING BIRDS, and BALTIMORE ORIOLES.
Warblers continue to trickle in also.
The MOU weekend in northwest Minnesota lead by Kim Eckert found 20
species of warblers, most in Beltrami County between Diamond Point Park
and the Gould St. lake access, and in Lake of the Woods County at
Arneson's Resort and Springsteel Island.
In Roseau county the MOU weekend found RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the
Warroad WTP among the 11 species of shorebirds there. 8 SHORT-EARED OWLS
were found along 440th Ave 5 miles east and 2-3 miles north of Roseau.
There was a WESTERN KINGBIRD near the junction of MN 313 and Springsteel
Two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found just west of the junction of
Lake of the Woods County roads 17 and 9 a mile south of Arneson's
Resort. 12 species of shorebirds were found here including BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVERS, STILT SANDPIPERS, and BAIRDíS SANDPIPERS. There were warblers
at Springsteel Island and Arnesonís. PINE SISKINS were seen there also.
Thanks to Charlene Nelson, Craig Mandel, Kim Eckert, Ron Erpelding,
Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva 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