*August 20, 2015
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 20, 2015
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, August 20,
2015 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.
The heat has broken in the northwest this week, but many folks are
cleaning up after the cold front went through with some violent weather.
Some bird species are continuing to gather, others are already arriving
from the north, and some are still feeding young.
From Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported many BALTIMORE ORIOLES at
the feeders this week, and a few returning migrant warblers are
returning. She reported NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and
CONNECTICUT WARBLER on August 19.
In Alexandria in Douglas County, Charlene saw a COMMON NIGHTHAWK fly
over the city on August 15.
Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported WILSON'S WARBLER and TENNESSEE
WARBLER in East Grand Forks on August 16. At the East Grand Forks WTP,
she reported many EARED GREBES with young of all sizes and several
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES. On August 17, she observed CANADA WARBLER,
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, WILSONíS WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
YELLOW WARBLER, WARBLING VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE in
East Grand Forks. On August 20 she saw BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. Emily
Hutchins and Christine Herwig found a variety of ducks including
BUFFLEHEAD, FRANKLINíS GULLS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
KILLDEER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and CEDAR WAXWING among others at the
Erskine WTP on August 16.
At the Thief River Falls WTP in Pennington County, Emily Hutchins and
Christine Herwig found EARED GREBES, and BLACK TERNS among other
Thanks to Charlene Nelson, Emily Hutchins and Christine Herwig, and
Sandy Aubol for their reports.
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, August 27,
Pennington County, MN