*September 15, 2011
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 15, 2011
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, 2011 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
We got a rude awakening this week when a cold front blew through ,
dropping temperatures below freezing for three nights. It wasn't far
below freezing , but lots of gardens saw the growing season come to a
screeching halt. Migration should pick up after this, once the current
southwest wind switches around.
Larry Wilebski had a couple of interesting avian visitors this week in
Kittson County. On September 9, an EASTERN TOWHEE and an immature
NORTHERN CARDINAL showed up at his cabin northwest of Lancaster.
Here in our yard in Pennington County on September 10 I heard a
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and two male
BALTIMORE ORIOLES came to the feeder. On September 11, a juvenile
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was spotted on a telephone pole across the road.
Today, September 15, a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD is still coming to the
In Polk County Sandy Aubol reported three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, 8-10
NORTHERN FLICKERS, and two BALD EAGLES in the East Grand Forks area on
Thanks to Larry Wilebski and Sandy Aubol for their reports.
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