*April 13, 2017
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 13, 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, April 13,
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.
This has been a pleasant weather week in the northwest, and migrants
have increased in numbers. Every day brings a couple of new species, but
so far not a great number of them this week- just more of the same ones
reported last week. Purple finches, red-winged blackbirds, and western
meadowlarks have increased this week.
From Grant County, Charlene Nelson observed GREAT EGRET on Worm Lake and
EASTERN PHOEBE at Elbow Lake; on the 8th she saw BELTED KINGFISHER, and
at Barrett ,NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW .
Wayne Perala reported NORTHERN HARRIER in Otter Tail County on April 8,
and on April 11 a SANDERLING at the Orwell Dam. Two MARBLED GODWITS were
seen on April 12 in Otter Tail County. Gary and Marion Otnes observed a
COMMON LOON on their lake near Fergus Falls on April 8.
Becca Engdahl reported that a LONG-TAILED DUCK was still at the Akeley
WTP in Hubbard County on April 12, and several GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE were at the Park Rapids WTP. A HORNED GREBE was found at Kabekona
Lake. Also on the 12th, she reported that a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
,originally found by Ron Erpelding and Mark Junghans is still there.
In Clay county, Shawn Goodchild found a BONAPARTE'S GULL at Anderson
Lake on April 9.
Bruce Flaig reported a COMMON LOON in the southwest part of Polk County
on April 8. Leon Thoreson reported 7 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, 2
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, one SNOW BUNTING, and many HORNED LARKS east of
Climax on April 8. At Rydell NWR on April 11, Ed Olson found AMERICAN
KESTREL, LESSER SCAUP, and HOODED MERGANSER.
Here along the Red Lake River, in Pennington County, we had COMMON
MERGANSER, NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, FOX SPARROW, and WESTERN
MEADOWLARK on April 8. GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET showed up on April 9, two
COMMON GOLDENEYES were on the river on April 11, and on April 12 an
EASTERN PHOEBE was singing in the yard. That night I heard an EASTERN
SCREECH OWL calling nearby.
In Beltrami County, Doug Johnson reported a probable ROSS'S GOOSE on
April 13. TREE SWALLOW was seen over Lake Bemidji on April 13 by Brian
Per Larry Wilebski, the SANDHILL CRANES are dancing in Kittson County as
of April 8.
Thanks to all who sent in 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, April 20,
Pennington County, MN