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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:35:10 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*February 18, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Long-tailed Duck
Barrow's Goldeneye
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 18, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 18th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was relocated by Peder Svingen on the 18th
at Leif Erikson Park in Duluth. Melissa Boyle found a NORTHERN SAW-WHET
OWL on the 13th along the Lakewalk near Chester Creek.

Craig Mandel and others saw a first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the
14th at Canal Park. Craig's group also saw 12 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in the
Sax-Zim Bog along CR 28 at Cranberry Lane. Four first-cycle GLAUCOUS
GULLS and a LONG-TAILED DUCK were seen on the 17th at Agate Bay in Two

An AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was found on the 17th by Norma
Malinowski along the Spruce Road at the snowmobile trail about 3.5 miles
east of MN Highway 1. She also saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along the
Gabbro Lake access road about 5 miles east of MN Highway 1.

NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were seen over the weekend at several locations in
the Sax-Zim Bog including CR 7, CR 133, the Admiral Road (CR 788), the
Sax Road (CR 28), the Stone Lake Road, and US Highway 53 south of
Cotton. The NORTHERN HAWK OWL east of Two Harbors along MN Highway 61 at
Flood Bay was relocated on the 13th, and another was seen along CR 3,
0.4 mile north of MN Highway 61. The one at Gooseberry State Park was
relocated on the 12th. David Alexander saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the
16th in northern St. Louis County along MN Highway 65, 2.1 miles north
of Silverdale.

Michael Gordon and others saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 13th in Aitkin
County along CR 18, 0.6 mile east of Pietz's Road.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February

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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