*September 15, 2016
Black-throated Green Warbler
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 15, 2016
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
15, 2016 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
We had our first frost in some parts of the northwest, but it was only a
teaser, not a killing frost. Since then it has warmed up, but migration
is picking up speed. Most observers are seeing the last of the warblers
come through, many NORTHERN FLICKERS, AMERICAN KESTRELS, and flocks of
AMERICAN ROBINS. The raptor migration has been increasing with
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS coming through now. I have one report from the far
northern part of the region saying that the last ruby-throated
hummingbird was seen by that observer on September 7. Ours in the yard
in Pennington County disappeared sometime this week.
From Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER,
AMERICAN REDSTART, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW on September 13. On September
14, she reported 12 TRUMPETER SWANS and thousands of waterfowl on Lake
Christina. It is thought that most of the waterfowl were AMERICAN COOTS.
In Otter Tail County, Wayne Perala reported RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and AMERICAN REDSTART on September 13, and on
September 14, he observed RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County saw RED-HEADED WOODPECKER,
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on September 12, and
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, VESPER SPARROW, AMERICAN
GOLDFINCH, and two AMERICAN KESTRELS on September 14.
In Polk County, Terry Johnson saw a female INDIGO BUNTING on September
13. Sandy Aubol reported that BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were migrating through
on September 14. On September 12, she reported the first of the season
DARK-EYED JUNCO, and also MAGNOLIA WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. There were many NORTHERN FLICKERS and AMERICAN
ROBINS also. At the Red River SRA she saw BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER,
TENNESSEE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
Here in Pennington County, on September 8, I saw TURKEY VULTURE,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and GRAY CATBIRD, on the 11th, I had
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in
Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.
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