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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:24:11 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*June 12, 2012

-Birds mentioned
American White Pelican
Least Bittern
Sandhill Crane
Western Kingbird
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: June 12, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for June 11th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An out-of-range LEAST BITTERN was seen by Dee Kuder on the 7th in
northern St. Louis County. It was found in a large wetland along FR 422,
which is a short loop road off CR 24 about seven miles north of the
Vermilion River. The bird had been recorded vocalizing on May 31st.

Andrew Nyhus saw a WESTERN KINGBIRD on the 6th in the Sax-Zim Bog along
the Arkola Road (CR52), two miles east of CR 7. Andrew also saw four
WHIMBRELS in Duluth on the 5th at Hearding Island off Park Point. Two
AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were also seen there on the 5th by Peder
Svingen. Peder also saw an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN on the 10th at
Interstate Island.

Mike Steffes found several BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS in Tettegouche
State Park on the 5th along the trails at the top of the ridge off the
gravel service road at the northern edge of the park. Uwe Kausch has had
a SANDHILL CRANE in Duluth Township off at the end of the Wildwood Road,
one mile west of the Homestead Road (CR 42).

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 21st.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

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, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at