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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:24:04 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*November 26, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Surf Scoter
Barrow's Goldeneye
Iceland Gull
Snowy Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Varied Thrush

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: November 26, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for November 26th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found by Peder Svingen on the19th
at the south end of Hearding Island at 19th Street on Park Point. It was
relocated on the 25th between 32nd and 33rd Streets. Peder found an
ICELAND GULL on the 18th at Canal Park and it was still present on the
20th. Kim Eckert found a SURF SCOTER on the 25th just north of the Park
Point Recreation Area.

A VARIED THRUSH was found on the 19th on the 4300 block of Cooke Street
in the Lakeside neighborhood. Bob Meyers found an AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the 23rd along the Superior
Hiking Trail about a mile west of the Caribou Wayside five miles east of
Little Marais in Lake County. Sue Plankis found a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER on the 19th in the Grand Marais municipal campground.

SNOWY OWLS are showing up in good numbers across the state, although I
have not heard any recent reports close to Duluth or the North Shore.
Shawn Conrad and Earl Orf saw two SNOWY OWLS in Itasca County on the
25th along the eastern edge of Lake Winnibigoshish. Butch Ukura found
one on the 24th north of Aitkin near US Highway 169 and CR 54.

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

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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