*November 21, 2013
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 21, 2013
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, November
21, 2013 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or
We are just now getting a taste of the cold ahead. Very little snow has
fallen in the northwest but in recent days, a little has brightened the
landscape. Not many birds are being reported, perhaps due to the
available natural food that is not yet covered by snow.
The LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was still at the previously reported location in
Roosevelt in Roseau County as of November 19.
In Marshall County , Cliff Steinhauer reported 34 waxwings in his yard
on November 21. He was unable to identify which species. Last week he
saw a PILEATED WOODPECKER and five BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES.
Shelley Steva observed a NORTHERN SHRIKE on November 15, four miles east
of the Seven Clans Casino south of Thief River Falls in Pennington
In Red Lake County, Shelley saw two SHARP-TAILED GROUSE a mile east of
Plummer on November 15.
Kristy May in Mahnomen County reported four TRUMPETER SWANS in a field
north of Waubun this week. On November 21, she saw a NORTHERN HARRIER
and two BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES.
On November 16, Kristy May saw a RED-TAILED HAWK north of Detroit Lakes
in Becker County . On the 17th, a PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen there.
Linda at Rainbow Resort reported BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
RING-NECKED DUCK, REDHEAD, and COMMON GOLDENEYE where there was still
open water that may be frozen now.
Ben Eckhoff in Douglas County reported from Lake Carlos State Park where
on November 16, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and NORTHERN SHRIKE were seen; on
November 20 he reported TRUMPETER SWAN and BROWN CREEPER. On the 21st,
he saw 25 -30 CEDAR WAXWINGS and 40-50 SNOW BUNTINGS.
Thanks to Ben Eckhoff, Cliff Steinhauer, Kristy May, Pat Roth, Rainbow
Resort, and Shelley Steva for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[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, November 28, 2013.
Pennington County, MN