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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:41:52 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*September 23, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Ross's Goose
Western Grebe
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Parasitic Jaeger
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Bohemian Waxwing

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 23, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 23rd, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

As many as four PARASITIC JAEGERS continue to be reported by many
observers at the Park Point Recreation Area and at Wisconsin Point.
Peder Svingen and others saw two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on the 17th
between 22nd and 31st Street on Park Point. Peder also saw two
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and a WESTERN GREBE on the 17th at the first
parking lot on Wisconsin Point, as well as a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on
the 16th.

Shawn Conrad reports that at least two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES are still
present in Itasca County along Clover Lane in Grand Rapids. Shawn also
saw eight ROSS'S GEESE and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 16th at the
Cohasset power plant in Itasca County. Three ROSS’S GEESE flew by the
Hawk Ridge overlook on the 16th, as well as a very early BOHEMIAN
WAXWING. Two SWAINSON’S HAWKS were seen at Hawk Ridge on the 21st and
another was seen on the 22nd.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September

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
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