*May 14, 2015
Great Blue Heron
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: May 14, 2015
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, May 14,
2015 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.
What a cold windy and rainy week this has been! We were dry, and the
recent rains have in some measure alleviated that. It has been hard on
the birds however, as the temperatures have not been above the low
fifties and high forties all week. That said, migration is proceeding,
and today with south winds, there was a large migration.
Reported this week in northwestern counties were RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS,
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, most of the
swallows, SONG SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW,HARRIS'S SPARROW,
LINCOLNíS SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, and many PINE SISKINS. Warblers
observed this week, mostly yesterday and today , included YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
AMERICAN REDSTART, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, OVENBIRD, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, CAPE MAY
WARBLER, BAYBREASTED WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER,
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, and WILSONíS WARBLER.
Beth Siverhus reporting from Roseau County mentioned RUFFED GROUSE,
AMERICAN BITTERN, GRAY CATBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, and YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD. At the Warroad docks were FORSTER'S TERN, COMMON TERN, and
Peter Grecinger in Goodland , Itasca County had a PAINTED BUNTING
visiting his feeders on May 8 and May 9. Let me know and I can put you
in contact with him.
Gary Tischer saw a GREAT BLUE HERON in Marshall County on May 12.
Here in Pennington County east of Thief River Falls I had 8 species of
warblers in the yard today, May 14. RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and LEAST FLYCATCHER arrived also today also. Gary
Tischer reported that he had a report of 2 pairs of CANADA GEESE with
goslings on the Red Lake River this week. An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen by
Tony Hoglo a half mile north of the Smiley Bridge southeast of the city.
In Polk County, Sandy Aubol reported a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on May 8 in
East Grand Forks. BARN SWALLOW, BANK SWALLOW, CLIFF SWALLOW, and
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, were seen there on May 8. On the 9th, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, PURPLE MARTIN, and LARK SPARROW were
observed. A PEREGRINE FALCON was spotted on May 11 on the East Grand
Forks water tower. Many species of warblers are being seen along the Red
River in the greenway. Sandy had a SCARLET TANAGER and two ORCHARD
ORIOLES in her yard on May 14. Sandy Martens reported a HOUSE WREN and
BROWN THRASHER on May 9, and a NORTHERN CARDINAL visiting daily in the
point area of East Grand Forks.
Matt Mecklenburg saw a late ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK south of the Magneson WMA
in Clay County on May 12.
In Becker County, Linda Schuman at the Rainbow Resort reported
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, CAPE MAY WARBLER, and
PINE SISKINS this week. On May 11, Dave and Betty Hochhalter saw a
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in Detroit Lakes.
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported GREEN HERON, VEERY, and
OVENBIRD on May 8, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, and SWAMP SPARROW
on May 9, and CASPIAN TERN on May 11.
In Otter Tail County, Kassie Pesch, reported on eBird a CONNECTICUT
WARBLER near Perham on May 8. A WESTERN TANAGER also was reported on
e-Bird by Meredith Lindsey near Wadena on May 10. A RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER being seen at the Pickle Factory 8 miles outside of Vergas
was reported by Pam Lanz.
From Douglas County, John Ellis reported WARBLING VIREO, YELLOW-THROATED
VIREO, and SEDGE WREN on May 9 in addition to several species of
sparrows and warblers.
Thanks to all who sent in their 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, May 21,
Pennington County, MN