*May 13, 2016
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 13, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 12th, 2016 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A late TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was found by Marcia Nelson on the 8th near
Cadotte Lake in central St. Louis County.
Clinton Nienhaus saw four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on the 12th at the dune
bridge near the Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point. Larry and Jan Kraemer
also saw a WILLET here on the 12th, and a RUDDY DUCK at 43rd Street on
the bayside of Park Point. Peder Svingen saw a WHIMBREL and a FRANKLIN'S
GULL on the 12th at the Park Point Recreation Area ball fields.
A group of 14 LONG-TAILED DUCKS was seen on the 12th at Burlington Bay
in Two Harbors, and two were seen at Castle Danger on the 7th.
Robbye Johnson saw two WESTERN GREBES and three RED-THROATED LOONS on
the 12th at Lot #1 on Wisconsin Point.
Recent new arrivals in the area include VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, and YELLOW
WARBLER on the 8th, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER on
the 9th, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, TENNESSEE WARBLER, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on the 10th, EASTERN KINGBIRD,
LEAST FLYCATCHER, SEDGE WREN, and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER on the 11th,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and BALTIMORE
ORIOLE on the 12th.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday,
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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Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/
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