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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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*Duluth/North Shore
*February 27, 2017

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Ring-billed Gull
Northern Harrier
Townsend's Solitaire
Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 27, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for February 27th, 2017 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in downtown Two Harbors is still being seen
daily at the ground feeder at South Avenue and Waterfront Drive, between
the Do North pizzeria and the black historic locomotive. The TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE at 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street was also seen as recently as the

An immature male HARLEQUIN DUCK was reported by John Richardson on the
22nd at Agate Bay in Two Harbors, and it was relocated on the 27th by
Abby Pulvermacher. The HARLEQUIN DUCK in Grand Marais was also seen as
recently as the 22nd, and Alex Sundvall relocated the female HARLEQUIN
DUCK at Black Beach Park in Silver Bay on the 19th. A flock of 35
LONG-TAILED DUCKS has been seen as recently as the 25th at Agate Bay in
Two Harbors. A LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be reported at Canal Park
in Duluth.

Last week's warm weather brought some early migrants into the area
including a NORTHERN HARRIER on the 24th in Aitkin County, NORTHERN
PINTAIL on the 19th near Wisconsin Point, a GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the
22nd north of Duluth, several RING-BILLED GULLS around the Duluth Harbor
beginning on the 19th, and several TRUMPETER SWANS across the region.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday,
March 6th.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date

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Facebook group pages:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
Minnesota Birding:
Minnesota Rare Bird Alert:
Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
Alert at [log in to unmask]

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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