*January 13, 2011
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 13, 2011
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, January 13,
2011 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.
It has been a pleasant week in the northwest with little of the stormy
weather that has hit other parts of the country. There is now a complete
white sparkling blanket covering the ground and the snow continues to
float down. Bird feeders are busy as the birds look for easy pickings.
Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported a NORTHERN SHRIKE at
Godel Prairie in Fergus Falls on January 7. Also on that date two COMMON
REDPOLLS visited their feeder.
Barb and Dennis Martin found 100 COMMON REDPOLLS in Becker County, along
CR 54 just west of CR 29, and also some in Detroit Lakes. They also
reported PINE GROSBEAKS at Tamarac NWR on the refuge service road 1.5
miles north of CR 26.
In Clay County, Barb and Dennis found BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at the
intersection of CR 1 and CR 93 north of Moorhead.
Karen Suldahl observed a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and two RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCHES at the feeder in Climax, Polk County, on January 7. Shelley
Steva saw 100 SNOW BUNTINGS and two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES south of
Sherack on January 9, and also a SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in Polk County 4
miles west of CR 10 along CR21. Sandy Aubol reported SHARP-SHINNED HAWK,
PILEATED WOODPECKER, CEDAR WAXWINGS, and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS near her home
in East Grand Forks on January 9.
In Pennington County, Shelley Steva saw 10 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Thief
River Falls on January 9. Maggie Anderson had a visit from a RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER in Thief River Falls on January 11.
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Maggie Anderson reported RUFFED
GROUSE, SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, COMMON REDPOLLS, and PINE GROSBEAKS around
the headquarters this week.
Connie Cox reported that the Itasca CBC held on December 19 tallied 28
species including one NORTHERN CARDINAL, one WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, a
HOARY REDPOLL, and 14 EVENING GROSBEAKS.
Thanks to Barb and Dennis Martin, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Connie Cox, Karen
Suldahl, Maggie Anderson, Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva for their
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, January 20,
Pennington County, MN