*January 10, 2019
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 10, 2019
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 10,
2019 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
This winter is a real roller-coaster. We are alternating between brief
periods of extremely cold temperatures with high winds and relatively
balmy , nearly calm conditions. So far it has been about equal times for
Snow has been coming in the north just often enough to keep everything
nice and white. Bird activity is active at the feeders.
Otter Tail County, understandably, in the southern part of our area has
reported the most species this week. A VARIED THRUSH has showed up in
Fergus Falls area. A NORTHERN FLICKER and RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER were
both reported in that county this week. The Pelican Rapids CBC ,
reported by Matt Mecklenburg, found 36 species on January 5th. Included
were 69 TRUMPETER SWANS, 125 WILD TURKEYS, 10 PILEATED WOODPECKERS, 3
NORTHERN SHRIKES, a BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE , four COMMON RAVENS, 59 CEDAR
WAXWINGS, 5 NORTHERN CARDINALS, and 43 AMERICAN ROBINS. Ben Douglas
observed a CACKLING GOOSE in Fergus Falls on January 5th, while Jason
Swelstad reported a RUSTY BLACKBIRD there.
In Becker County, Matt Sorum reported TRUMPETER SWANS near Detroit Lakes
on January 8th.
A SNOWY OWL was observed by Matt Sorum near Moorhead, Clay County, on
Sandy Aubol continues to host a CHIPPING SPARROW and a FOX SPARROW in
her East Grand Forks backyard in Polk County.
Gary Tischer had a visit from a HOARY REDPOLL in his Thief River Falls
yard in Pennington County on January 10th. Accompanying it were about
100 PINE SISKINS. A PILEATED WOODPECKER was also seen.
Cliff Steinhauer in Marshall County, just west of Agassiz NWR , reported
PILEATED WOODPECKER, 6 COMMON REDPOLLS, and 5 PINE GROSBEAKS this week
among other common species.
In Bemidji, Beltrami County, Suzanne Fellows reported RING-NECKED DUCK,
HOODED MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and BREWER'S BLACKBIRD this week.
At Norris Camp in Lake of the Woods County, Gretchen Mehmel reported a
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER in the camp backyard on January 5th.
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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the
county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this
report is Thursday, January 17, 2019.
Pennington County, MN