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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 21:08:00 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*September 10, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Swallow-tailed Kite
Long-billed Dowitcher

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 10, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 10th, 2009
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported on the 6th at Lake County Road 2 and
MN Highway 1, but no other details are available. A record-early female
HARLEQUIN DUCK was reported by Bisanne Livingston on the 10th at East
Bay in Grand Marais. An early migrating adult male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
was seen on the 10th flying southwest past Lighthouse Point in Two
Harbors. John Hockema reported LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS on the 7th at the
Castle Danger sewage lagoons. HORNED GREBES and RED-NECKED GREBES were
seen on Lake Superior at Castle Danger on the 6th.

Peder Svingen saw an unidentified JAEGER, probably a Parasitic, near the
Sky Harbor Airport on the 10th. On the 7th Peder and Cameron Rutt saw 22
warbler species on Park Point.

The annual Hawk Weekend will be held this weekend on September 11-13 at
Hawk Ridge in Duluth. Details on presentations, field trips and other
activities can be found at

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

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