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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 21:10:42 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*September 1, 2016

-Birds mentioned
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 1, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 1st, 2016 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS have been reported recently from the Park Point
Recreation Area, the Grassy Point area of west Duluth, the Cook
Wastewater Treatment Plant in northern St. Louis County, the Two Harbors
Airport, the Lutsen Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the mouth of the
Brule River in Cook County. Julie Grahn saw a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE on
the 27th at the Cook Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Sue Dunbar saw one
on the 27th at the Winton Oxidation Ponds east of Ely.

Alex Lamoreaux and Ben Anderson saw a female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
on the 27th at the Park Point Recreation Area near the beach house.

Karl Bardon, Alex Lamoreaux and others counted a record-high total of
452 Catharus thrushes on the 30th, including 206 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday,
September 8th.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists,
various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and
personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date

MOU-net: [log in to unmask]" target="_blank">http:[log in to unmask]
Facebook group pages:
Minnesota Ornithologists Union:
Minnesota Birding:
Minnesota Rare Bird Alert:
Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
Alert at [log in to unmask]

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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