*June 15, 2017
Little Blue Heron
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 15, 2017
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, June 15,
2017 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
Summer seems to have arrived in the northwest, along with the severe
storms and high winds. Birds are settling down to the business of
The big news is from the North Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County this
week. Shorebirds and other waders seem to be making a stop there this
year due to better conditions than other areas. Within the last two
weeks, SNOWY EGRETS, GLOSSY IBIS, CATTLE EGRET, HUDSONIAN GODWITS,
LITTLE BLUE HERON, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SNOWY PLOVER, and many other
shorebirds were seen there. Many are still there. RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
was seen on June 10. Wayne Perala found a KING RAIL and two BLACK-NECKED
STILTS there on June 15.
In Clay County, A WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE was found at Buffalo River SP on
June 6. On June 5, a WHIMBREL and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were found at the
wetland north of Ulen. At Felton Prairie on June 10, GREATER
PRAIRIE-CHICKEN, GRAY PARTRIDGE, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, WESTERN KINGBIRD, LE
CONTE'S SPARROW, and CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR were seen.
A MUTE SWAN was seen at Twin Valley WTP in Norman County on June 14 .
Here in Pennington County, Shelley Steva saw two SANDHILL CRANE families
with two colts along CR 7 just south of Thief River Falls. MARBLED
GODWITS were also seen.
Due to the fact that most of these birds were reported by multiple
individuals this week, I have not always mentioned names of the
reporters, and have not always included sightings that are more than 10
days old, but all have been noted and appreciated.
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, June 22,
Pennington County, MN