*September 22, 2016
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 22, 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
22, 2016 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
We are starting to see the last of the passerine migration now, and
although a killing frost has not hit most of the area, we can expect it
any day now. Leaves are turning and much more color has appeared in the
last week. Wind is starting to take down some of the leaves already.
Many migrating NORTHERN FLICKERS can be seen along the highways and
In Pennington County, the last RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at our
feeder on September 16. On September 18, I saw GRAY CATBIRD, EASTERN
BLUEBIRD, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and a few BARN SWALLOWS. A flock of
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS appeared on September 21.
Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD on
September 15, along with DARK-EYED JUNCO, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. On
September 18, she saw HARRIS'S SPARROW.
In Clay County, Kara Susag had the unusual experience of hearing a
WHIP-POOR-WILL calling on September 19.
Wayne Perala heard a COMMON RAVEN calling at Tamarac NWR on September
This week in Dorset in Hubbard County Marshall Howe reported
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on September 15,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on September
16, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and GRAY CATBIRD
on September 17, and on September 22, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, TENNESSEE
WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.
Jerry McKenna reported DARK-EYED JUNCO in Todd County on September 21.
In Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Wayne Perala saw SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
on September 19, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and PALM WARBLER on September 21.
He went to Agassiz WPA west of Fergus Falls on September 22, where he
reported numbers of NORTHERN FLICKERS ,CEDAR WAXWINGS, BLACK-AND-WHITE
WARBLERS, COMMON YELLOWTHROATS, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS.
Charlene Nelson reported two SHORT-EARED OWLS near Alexandria in Douglas
County on September 17.
In Grant County, Charlene found AMERICAN KESTREL, EASTERN PHOEBE, WOOD
THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER on September 15.
Thanks to all who reported 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