*May 11, 2012
American White Pelican
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 11, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 11th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Eight RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on the 9th by Peder Svingen at the
Park Point Recreation Area. Peder saw two WESTERN GREBES on the 9th at
Gull Bluff near Wisconsin Point, and a first year GLAUCOUS GULL on the
Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. I also have a second hand report
of two PIPING PLOVERS at Wisconsin Point on the 9th.
Jan and Larry Kraemer saw a female RUDDY DUCK on the 9th along the
Western Waterfront Trail in front of the Spirit Cove development. Cindy
Edwardson saw a female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER on the 10th at
Hartley Nature Center in Duluth. Mike Hendrickson saw two very late
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in a flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS on the 10th along Skywood
Lane near St. Scholastica in Duluth.
Fifteen LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen on the 10th at Burlington Bay in Two
Harbors. A flock of 24 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS flew over downtown Two
Harbors on the same day. An EASTERN TOWHEE is still visiting a feeder on
the 300 block of 2nd Avenue in Two Harbors.
New arrivals in the area during the past week include VIRGINIA RAIL,
CHIMNEY SWIFT, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER,
RED-EYED VIREO, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN
REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER,
YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 17th.
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
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