*October 1, 2015
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 1, 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, October 1,
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.
This week saw the first frost in many parts of the northwest, but the
killing frost still has to come to much of the area. Many migrants are
moving through the area this week including some of the northern
sparrows, thrushes, and the last of the warblers. Weather has for the
most part been pleasant fall weather.
In Lake of the Woods County, Ron Erpelding found ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER,
NASHVILLE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, and FOX SPARROW last weekend.
Ron observed a WILD TURKEY in Beltrami County on the north side of CR 32
just before the intersection with CR 601 and CR5 several miles east of
the Clearwater County line.
A WILD TURKEY was also seen in Clearwater County. Other species seen in
Clearwater County included EARED GREBE, COOPER'S HAWK, MERLIN, and
Here in Pennington County, on September 24, there were many migrating
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, some NASHVILLE
WARBLERS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and EASTERN BLUEBIRDS. On September 26,
there were many RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS catching insects in our yard.
Shelley Steva reported more than 100 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS by the
Clearwater River north of Oklee in Red Lake County on September 24.
Other species seen that day included RED-TAILED HAWKS, AMERICAN
KESTRELS, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS.
On September 29, Russ Wilbur reported a male EASTERN BLUEBIRD in East
Grand Forks in Polk County.
A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was reported to E-bird by Annette Dreier at
Tamarac NWR in Becker County on September 25.
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported RING-BILLED GULLS and DARK-EYED
JUNCOS on September 25, and migrating WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, FOX
SPARROWS, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS on September 28. Ron Erpelding
found FRANKLIN'S GULLS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and LINCOLNíS SPARROWS
there last weekend.
At Elizabeth in Otter Tail County, Teresa Jaskiewicz reported many
migrants on September 30 including NORTHERN FLICKERS, AMERICAN ROBINS,
CEDAR WAXWINGS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and
Charlene Nelson in Grant County observed RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, SONG SPARROW,
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and NASHVILLE WARBLER on
Thanks to Annette Dreier, Charlene Nelson, Marshall Howe, Ron Erpelding,
Russ Wilbur, Shelley Steva, and Teresa Jaskiewicz 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 8,
Pennington County, MN