*September 27, 2012
American White Pelican
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 27, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 27th, 2012 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen by Paul Johnson on the 25th and 26th in
the Grand Marais harbor. Paul also saw an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN here on
the 25th. Bob Myers found a WESTERN GREBE on the 26th at the Silver Bay
Marina in Lake County.
Peder Svingen found a PACIFIC LOON on the 23rd at the Park Point
Recreation Area, and it was relocated on the 26th by Mike Hendrickson.
Ann and Scott Wischert saw a FIELD SPARROW and VESPER SPARROW on the
23rd at Brighton Beach in eastern Duluth.
SABINE'S GULLS, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, PARASITIC JAEGERS,
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and SURF SCOTERS were reported from Wisconsin Point
over the weekend of the 22nd, but I have not heard any reports of these
crossing into Minnesota waters.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
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