*January 12, 2017
Great Horned Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 12, 2017
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 12,
2017 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
As I compile this report, the temperature is dropping like a stone, but
the wind that we had all day has diminished. The full moon is gloriously
bright, and were it not so cold, it would be a great night to go out and
enjoy it. Birds today have been using the feeders very busily.
From Warroad in Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported a female NORTHERN
CARDINAL that came to her yard on December 30. On the 5th, she saw a
NORTHERN SHRIKE and a DARK-EYED JUNCO. Gregg Knutsen observed a NORTHERN
HAWK OWL along MN 310 north of Roseau on January 7.
In Kittson County, Larry Wilebski saw a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on January
8, and reported that the SHARP-TAILED GROUSE were seen dancing. Spring
must be out there somewhere!
Heidi Hughes found BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Thief River Falls, Pennington
County, on January 6.
On January 7, Shelley Steva and I found 22 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the town
of Brooks in Red Lake County.
Bruce Flaig in southern Polk County was visited by a BARRED OWL and a
GREAT HORNED OWL on January 9. Sandy Aubol saw a GOLDEN EAGLE in western
Polk County on January 7, and also SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, GREATED
PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, and a BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE a mile south of CR 69.
Shelley Steva and I saw two AMERICAN ROBINS, and a large group of
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in the town of Fosston on January 7. A SNOWY OWL was
found by Sandy Aubol south of US 2 just west of Fosston that day.
In Hubbard County, Rebecca Engdahl saw a BARRED OWL on January 7, and
reported that the LINCOLN'S SPARROW reported earlier is still there.
Waterfowl are still being seen in Fergus Falls in the open water there,
and a BELTED KINGFISHER was also reported there this week.
Benjamin Eckhoff at Lake Carlos SP in Douglas County reported that
MALLARDS, CANADA GEESE, TRUMPETER SWANS, COMMON GOLDENEYE , and two
GADWALLS were seen on January 12 on the Long Prairie River north of
Carlos. LESSER SCAUP were seen on the southwest side of Lake Cowdry. In
the park, were MOURNING DOVES, BARRED OWL , BROWN CREEPER, NORTHERN
SHRIKES and AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES.
Thanks to all who reported sightings this week.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] OR call the Detroit Lakes
Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders
please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took
place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, January 19,
Pennington County, MN