*May 18, 2012
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 18, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 18th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
More than 2,000 migrating COMMON TERNS were counted by Peder Svingen and
Jan and Larry Kraemer on the 15th along Park Point, representing the
highest count total for the state since the early 1970's. Jan and Larry
saw two SURF SCOTERS on the 16th at 36th Street on Park Point. A ROSS’S
GOOSE was found by Shawn Conrad on the 14th at the bus turnaround at the
Park Point Recreation Area. He also saw a WILLET near the soccer fields
and two RED-THROATED LOONS near 22nd Street on Park Point.
Steve Wilson and Steve Schon saw an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and a
BLACK-BACKED WOOPECKER on the 12th in the Pagami Creek burn south and
west of Isabella Lake in Lake County. Twelve LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen
on the 14th at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.
Jan Kraemer found an EARED GREBE on the 12th on Splithand Lake in Itasca
New arrivals in the area during the past week include BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER, SANDERLING, LEAST SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, DUNLIN,
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE,
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, LEAST FLYCATCHER, EASTERN
KINGBIRD, WARBLING VIREO, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, CLIFF SWALLOW,
VEERY, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, MOURNING WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, and INDIGO BUNTING.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 24th.
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.