*April 2, 2017
Great Black-backed Gull
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 2, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 2nd, 2017 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was found by John Richardson on the 22nd at
25th Street on Park Point, and the bird was still present on the 2nd. It
has been seen between 11th Street and 36th Street. John saw a
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK fly past Enger Tower on the 29th. Clinton Nienhaus
found a WESTERN GREBE on the 21st at Canal Park in Duluth and it was
last reported on the 25th. John Richardson found a female RUDDY DUCK on
the 24th at 27th Avenue West near WLSSD.
The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in Two Harbors was relocated on the 2nd for
the first time since February 21st. It was seen briefly at the ground
feeder at South Avenue and Waterfront Drive near the Do North pizzeria.
A flock of 55 LONG-TAILED DUCKS was seen on the 1st at Burlington Bay in
Two Harbors. The HARLEQUIN DUCK in the Grand Marais harbor was still
present on the 2nd.
Two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS have been reported by several
observers as recently as the 2nd in northern St. Louis County along the
Johnson Road, east of the town of Cook.
Mike Hendrickson saw a SLATY-BACKED GULL on the 26th on Allouez Bay at
Wisconsin Point at parking lot #1. Peder Svingen and Todd Whitesel saw
six GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 21 GLAUCOUS GULLS, and an ICELAND GULL on
the 2nd on Allouez Bay. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw a ROSS'S GOOSE on the
27th in Superior at the 21st Avenue grain storage area off US Highway
Recent spring arrivals include PIED-BILLED GREBE on the 21st,
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT on the 22nd, AMERICAN WOODCOCK on the 23rd,
NORTHERN SHOVELER and TURKEY VULTURE on the 24th, SNOW GOOSE and COMMON
LOON on the 26th, SANDHILL CRANE and BELTED KINGFISHER on the 27th,
KILLDEER on the 28th, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL, and EASTERN PHOEBE on
the 29th, REDHEAD, SONG SPARROW and FOX SPARROW on the 30th,
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD on the 31st, and TUNDRA SWAN, CANVASBACK, NORTHERN
FLICKER and SWAMP SPARROW on the 2nd.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday,
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
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