*August 25, 2016
Great Crested Flycatcher
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 25, 2016
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, August 25,
2016 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.
Weather in the northwest has seemed very fall-like for the past couple
of days, and migration has begun. Reports of migrating warblers are
trickling in. Harvest has begun, but some areas are still very wet, and
difficult to work. That said, there is very little shorebird habitat to
In Clearwater County, Bob Ekblad found 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, a
SANDERLING, three BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, some SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, and a
single FRANKLINíS GULL at the Clearbrook WTP on August 23.
Shelley Steva reported seeing 17 TURKEY VULTURES in a group very early
in the morning of August 23 flying over the city of Thief River Falls.
Here at the feeders, a family of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, several
BALTIMORE ORIOLES with young, and a family of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS
continue to come daily.
At the Red Lake Falls WTP in Red Lake County, Bob Ekblad found a GREAT
EGRET on the back cell on August 23.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks in Polk County reports that migrants are
slowly starting to trickle in. On August 19, she had RED-EYED VIREO,
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
YELLOW WARBLER, and AMERICAN REDSTART in her yard. On the East Grand
Forks greenway on that day she saw three OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS, a
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN WOOD PEWEE, LEAST FLYCATCHER, EASTERN
BLUEBIRD, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were in
the yard on August 20. On August 21, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and WILSON'S
WARBLER were seen . NASHVILLE WARBLER and MOURNING WARBLER were spotted
on August 22, and four COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen on the greenway. A
BLUE-HEADED VIREO came to her yard on August 24.
In Otter Tail County, Gary and Marion Otnes saw one adult and 5 juvenile
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE and a WESTERN KINGBIRD in the prairie of Western
Township on August 23.
From Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported COMMON NIGHTHAWK on August
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, September
Pennington County, MN