*November 1, 2018
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 1, 2018
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, November 1,
2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
The fall migration is all but over now, and the weatherman predicts snow
in the near future. We are now getting a few reports of Lapland
longspurs, snow buntings, and at least one snowy owl has been seen in
southern Minnesota already. Be also on the lookout for the winter
finches as per an article in Bird Watcher's Digest, the seed crop in the
far north has been poor this year, so we may have more visiting finches
Charlene Nelson reported from the N. Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County
on October 25th where she saw a flock of about 60 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, a
SNOW GOOSE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN HARRIER, and some SNOW
In Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Wayne Perala observed a SNOW GOOSE,
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, and LAPLAND LONGSPURS on October 28th.
This week in Pennington County, I have seen several COMMON RAVENS in and
around the city of Thief River Falls this week.
From Bemidji, Beltrami County, Susan Wachtler reported a RING-NECKED
PHEASANT on October 30.
The female NORTHERN CARDINAL reported by Beth Siverhus in Warroad,
Roseau County, last week is still coming to her yard. A BROWN CREEPER
was also seen there 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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the
county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this
report is Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Pennington County, MN