*July 9, 2011
Black-throated Green Warbler
Le Conte's Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 9, 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 Saturday, July 9,
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.
The holiday weekend and the hot and changeable weather probably kept
most birders close to family and home last weekend, but what is a
visiting birder to do, but bird? There was only one report this week,
from a visiting birder from New Jersey.
Scott Barnes, of the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory in New Jersey, was
birding in Roseau County on the holiday weekend and sent in the
following report. LE CONTE'S SPARROW and NELSON'S SHARPTAILED SPARROW
were seen in several places in the fallow fields near Roseau and along
the south end of MN 310 north of Roseau. On July 2, a SPRUCE GROUSE was
seen along MN 310 in the Lost River State Forest, and another was seen
along the Thompson Forest Road in the Beltrami Island State Forest on
July 4. A SHARP-TAILED GROUSE was seen along CR 118 in the Roseau Lake
bed on July 3. At the Roseau wastewater treatment ponds he observed a
HORNED GREBE.Two BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS , GRAY JAY, and a YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER were found along MN 310 also on July 3. On Independence Day,
he saw a STILT SANDPIPER and 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS in a flooded
field west of Warroad at the intersection of 370th St and 540th Ave.,
and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was near the entrance to Hayes Lake State
Park. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was singing along the Thompson Forest Road.
On July 5, a singing LARK SPARROW was at the Pelan Pioneer Park. I was
also in Roseau County on July 3 where I heard a HERMIT THRUSH at one of
the units of the Skime WMA. BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, and MOURNING
WARBLER were also found there.
Thanks to Scott Barnes for his report.
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, July 14,
Pennington County, MN