*May 24, 2012
Great Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 24, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 24th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was found on the 21st by Sharon Lind at 320 2nd
Avenue in Two Harbors, but the bird has not been seen since. A
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen on the 20th at Lighthouse Point in Two
Harbors. Bob Myers reported a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the 17th in
Silver Bay. Peder Svingen saw four WHIMBRELS on the 22nd at Knife Island
in Knife River.
Jan and John Green saw two LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 19th in Cook County
at Taconite Harbor, and about 30 out from the mouth of the Cascade
River. A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen in Ely on the 18th behind the
Wilderness Outfitters building near Camp Street and Central Avenue.
Lars Benson found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 24th at the Park Point
Recreation Area. Frank Nicoletti and Karen Stubenvoll saw 18
RED-THROATED LOONS on the 19th near the Sky Harbor Airport on Park
Point. They saw a WESTERN GREBE at the same location, which was joined
by a second bird on the 20th, as well as a MARBLED GODWIT and two
WILLETS on the beach at the Recreation Area. They also found a
first-year GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL in the Duluth Harbor. Jan Kraemer saw
six WHIMBRELS on the 20th at Hearding Island on Park Point, and seven
were seen on the 23rd at 43rd Street along with a WILLET.
New arrivals in the area during the past week include SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, COMMON
NIGHTHAWK, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, and BOBOLINK.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 31st.
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
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