*November 23, 2018
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 23, 2018
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 Friday, November 23,
2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
New visitors are appearing in the area daily, as more and more of the
northern species move south. There are reports of snowy owls, northern
shrikes, common redpolls, and pine siskins from widely separated parts
of the northwest. Feeders are also very busy with resident birds trying
to survive the ups and downs of the temperatures. It appears that we are
going back to colder days now after a couple of milder ones and today
the feeders were especially busy.
Several BUFFLEHEADS were observed by Mike Thiele on the Rainy River west
of Baudette in Lake of the Woods County on November 16.
Brent Pearson observed a SNOWY OWL in northern Kittson County on
AMERICAN ROBINS were reported in Bemidji, Beltrami County on November
A WILD TURKEY was observed by Shauni Mulder in southern Pennington
County on November 22, and a BALD EAGLE was seen in northwestern Red
Lake County that day also.
In Marshall County, Andy Joppru saw a SNOWY OWL in flight on November
21. The bird was flying east and I could not locate it later in the day.
I did , however, see three GRAY PARTRIDGE and a RUFFED GROUSE along CR
Sandy Aubol reported on November 18 that she saw several COMMON
REDPOLLS, some CEDAR WAXWINGS, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, and a single FOX
SPARROW near her house in East Grand Forks, Polk County.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was spotted in Detroit Lakes on November 21, and a
RING-NECKED PHEASANT was seen near a feeder north of Frazee on November
22, both in Becker County.
Another NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen west of Fergus Falls on November 18.
Mike North reported three BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, and 100 PINE SISKINS near
Deep Portage in Cass County on November 16, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE on
Wayne Perala reported a SNOWY OWL and many SNOW BUNTINGS in the vicinity
of the N. Ottawa impoundment in Grant County on November 18.
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, November 29, 2018.
Pennington County, MN