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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:33:48 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*September 24, 2015

-Birds mentioned
Mississippi Kite
Broad-winged Hawk
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Parasitic Jaeger
Franklin's Gull
California Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Spotted Towhee

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 24, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 24th, 2015 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A juvenile MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen by Karl Bardon and others at Hawk
Ridge on the 21st, and a record high count of 278 YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKERS was tallied on the 22nd. The peak BROAD-WINGED HAWK flight
occurred on the 19th with a total of 16,815.

Clinton Neinhaus and others saw three BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on the
18th near the Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point, and two were still
present on the 21st. A first-cycle FRANKLIN'S GULL continues to be
reported from around the Duluth-Superior harbor, most recently on the
24th at the Park Point ball fields. A CALIFORNIA GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, and PARASITIC JAEGERS continue to be reported from
the first parking lot on Wisconsin Point. Peder Svingen saw a PARASITIC
JAEGER and three unidentified JAEGERS on the 24th on the Minnesota side
of the Superior Entry.

A female SPOTTED TOWHEE was found by Jim Lind on the 24th in Two Harbors
on the east side of the parking lot behind the Lake View Clinic, two
blocks north of the Holiday station. An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
was seen on the 18th at Knife River on the large concrete crib in Lake
Superior out from the mouth of the Knife River.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on October 1st.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date

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Facebook group pages:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
Minnesota Birding:
Minnesota Rare Bird Alert:
Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
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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, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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