*October 3, 2014
American White Pelican
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 3, 2014
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 Friday, October 3,
2014 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, we are having snow flurries in northwest
Minnesota and the winds are howling. Not much bird activity can be seen
outside the window this morning, but migration has been active this
From Otter Tail County , Alma Ronningen reported a pair of SANDHILL
CRANES and some CEDAR WAXWINGS on September 26, a BELTED KINGFISHER on
September 28, and BROWN CREEPER and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on October 2.
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County mentioned WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW,
DARK-EYED JUNCO, and BONAPARTE'S GULL on September 25; one ROSE BREASTED
GROSBEAK on September 26, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on September 27,
LINCOLNíS SPARROW, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, and PURPLE FINCH on September
28. Also on September 28, an late EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was seen. On
September 30, he reported AMERICAN WOODCOCK, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and a FOX SPARROW showed up on October 2.
Hal Sanders reported a flock of45 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS migrating
through Polk County in the wind on September 27. On October 2, Sandy
Aubol found a BROWN CREEPER , 9 sparrow species and 6 warbler species
including a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER in and around East Grand Forks. There
were 12 TURKEY VULTURES seen soaring over the East Grand Forks
campground that day.
Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Hal Sanders, Marshall Howe, and Sandy Aubol
for their reports.
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, October 9,