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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*January 9, 2017

-Birds mentioned
Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Spruce Grouse
Red-necked Grebe
Townsend's Solitaire
Curve-billed Thrasher
Bohemian Waxwing
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Pine Grosbeak
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 9, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for January 9th, 2016 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A CURVE-BILLED THRASHER was reported on the 4th at 605 NE 11th Street in
Grand Rapids in Itasca County. The bird has apparently been present for
a month or so and was seen (and heard singing) as recently as the 9th.
The homeowners welcome birders but ask to not park in front of the white
house next door on the corner, and only visit between 8 am and 5 pm.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street
continues to be seen daily as recently as the 9th, with the most
consistent time being at about 7:30 in the morning. A LONG-TAILED DUCK
continues to be seen at Canal Park as recently as the 9th, as well as a
late-lingering GREATER SCAUP. The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at the dog park
along the Riley Road on the north side of Duluth was last reported on
the 2nd.

The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in downtown Two Harbors was seen as recently
as the 9th. It has been seen mainly along Waterfront Drive at the ground
feeder at South Avenue next to Do North pizzeria and near the post
office at 1st Avenue. The late-lingering RED-NECKED GREBE at Agate Bay
in Two Harbors was still present on the 8th.

Two SPRUCE GROUSE were seen on the 6th along Lake County Road 2 about a
quarter mile north of the Sand River. Large numbers of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS
and PINE GROSBEAKS are being seen along the North Shore, especially in
Grand Marais, Two Harbors, and Silver Bay.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday,
January 16th.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date

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Facebook group pages:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
Minnesota Birding:
Minnesota Rare Bird Alert:
Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
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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, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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