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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:14:37 -0700
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*Duluth/North Shore
*February 11, 2010

-Birds mentioned
Long-tailed Duck
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Northern Hawk Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 11, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 11th, 2010
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The NORTHERN HAWK OWL along MN Highway 61 at Flood Bay was relocated on
the 11th. Jeremy Ridlbauer reported a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 9th along
MN Highway 61 west of Grand Marais at the Fall River. One was seen on
the 7th along the Whyte Road, 2 miles east of the Stony River Forest
Road. NORTHERN HAWK OWLS continue to be seen in the Sax-Zim Bog along CR
7, CR 133, the Sax Road (CR 28), the Nichols Lake Road, and along the
Stone Lake Road. David Alexander saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 8th
along US Highway 53, 1 mile north of the Melrude Road (CR 59). Dee Kuder
saw one on the 5th along US Highway 53 south of Orr at mile marker 102.

Jan Green has heard a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL calling almost nightly along
Old North Shore Road (CR 290) in Duluth Township. Six LONG-TAILED DUCKS
were seen on the 11th at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.

Sparky Stensaas reported single BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS in the Sax Zim
Bog on the 7th along the McDavitt Road (CR 233) 3.7 and 4 miles north of
the Sax Road, and three BOREAL CHICKADEES at the Admiral Road (CR 788)

David Alexander saw a SHORT-EARED OWL in Aitkin County on the 4th along
CR 1, about a half mile north of CR 21. Dave Bartkey and others saw a
NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 6th along CR 18 about a half mile west of
Pietz's Road, one about 0.25 mile east of US Highway 169, and another
along CR 5 just south of CR 18. They also saw ten SHARP-TAILED GROUSE
along Kestrel Avenue (CR 16), 3 miles north of Tamarack, and one a mile
south of Tamarack.

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

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
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