*April 7, 2011
American White Pelican
Great Black-backed Gull
American Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 7, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 7th, 2011 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Two HARLEQUIN DUCKS were seen by Bob Myers on April 1st and 2nd on Lake
Superior at Silver Bay. They were seen from the beach southwest of the
AmericInn and just east of the Northshore Mining plant.
An immature GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the 7th in the Duluth
Harbor at the north end of the Bong Bridge. Shawn Conrad saw a THAYER'S
GULL at Canal Park on the 2nd, as well as four LONG-TAILED DUCKS in Two
Harbors. A flock of 14 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS was seen on the 6th by
Frank Nicoletti at Wisconsin Point.
New arrivals in the area during the past week include TUNDRA SWAN,
NORTHERN SHOVELER, GADWALL, RING-NECKED DUCK, SANDHILL CRANE, KILLDEER,
TREE SWALLOW, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, AMERICAN TREE
SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and SNOW BUNTING.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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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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