*April 27, 2017
American White Pelican
Great Gray Owl
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 27, 2017
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, April 27,
2017 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 , in common with the rest of the state, have had a setback for spring
migration. The cold and snow of the past two days has grounded many
migrants, and we are hoping that the mortality has not been too great.
The forecast holds a promise of warmer weather by the weekend.
A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen by Beth Siverhus in Lake of the Woods County
between Norris Camp and the campground in the Beltrami Island State
Forest this week. Other species seen there included BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
TURKEY VULTURE, and RED-TAILED HAWK.
In Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported a GREAT GRAY OWL along the
Roosevelt-Norris Road south of MN 11 . Also in Roseau County, she
reported DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, BELTED KINGFISHER, RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, both RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and GOLDEN-CROWNED
KINGLET, BROWN CREEPER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW,
FOX SPARROW, and PINE SISKIN this week.
Brian Hiller in Beltrami County observed three AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS,
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on April 24.
In Clearwater County, Joe Lindell saw BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE and AMERICAN
WOODCOCK on April 21.
Here in Thief River Falls, I had a flock of DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS
along the Red Lake River this week, and today a large flock of
FRANKLIN'S GULLS with a few RING-BILLED GULLS could be seen at the
intersection of the Thief and Red Lake Rivers. WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
have arrived and are increasing in the area.
In Red Lake County, Anita Vettleson reported a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in
her yard near Oklee on April 25.
In Polk County, Matthew Spoor reported SHORT-EARED OWL, MARSH WRENS,
PALM WARBLER, and LE CONTE'S SPARROW among others at Pankratz Prairie on
April 22. A EURASIAN WIGEON was reported by the DNR at Burnham Creek
reservoir on April 21. I have not heard if the bird has been seen again.
Sandy Aubol reported YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER , and a variety of sparrows
in Polk County on April 24. They included WHITE-THROATED SPARROW,
LINCOLNíS SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, VESPER
SPARROW, and SAVANNAH SPARROW.
Becker County sightings by Wayne Perala at Tamarac NWR included COMMON
LOON, WOOD DUCK, and BUFFLEHEAD on April 23.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported in Hubbard County by Becca Engdahl
on April 25.
A WESTERN TANAGER was found at Battle Lake in Otter Tail County by
Matthew Brusch on April 24. Jennifer Ditterich saw a pair of BELTED
KINGFISHERS in Otter Tail County on April 24. Wayne Perala found a RUDDY
DUCK at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center on April 21, and at the
Orwell Dam he saw both GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
KILLDEER, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, and WESTERN MEADOWLARK. On April 23, he
reported YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and PALM
John Jonas observed HORNED GREBE, WESTERN GREBE, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and
BELTED KINGFISHER in Douglas County on April 21.
A SANDERLING was reported by Craig Mandel at the North Ottawa
Impoundment in Grant County on April 23.
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, May 4, 2017
Pennington County, MN