*December 16, 2011
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 16, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for December 16th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was found by Jason Caddy on the 13th at Canal
Park. Several observers have also reported ICELAND GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS, and THAYER'S GULLS at Canal Park
during the past week. The male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was relocated by Peder
Svingen on the 15th at Canal Park along with a late GREATER SCAUP, and
he saw a SNOWY OWL at the end of the Canal Park breakwall. SNOWY OWLS
continue to be reported from Duluth’s Port Terminal area.
Don Kienholz found a late-lingering WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on the 15th in
the brush piles at the WLSSD compost area in west Duluth. Mike
Hendrickson saw a late HARRIS'S SPARROW in the Port Terminal on the 10th
along Helberg Road.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, December
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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