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Jim Lind <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:57:07 -0600
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*Duluth/North Shore
*August 22, 2016

-Birds mentioned
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Great Egret
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 22, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 22nd, 2016 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The first migrant COMMON NIGHHAWKS of the season were reported in Duluth
and along the North Shore on the 14th. Very early season high counts
were recorded by the counters at Hawk Ridge and Lester River on the 14th
(4,140 nighthawks), 15th (2,020), and 16th (4,705). Karl Bardon and
Steve Kolbe then counted 12,763 COMMON NIGHHAWKS on the 19th. They also
saw a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on the 21st.

A GREAT EGRET was found by Richard Hoeg on the 13th at 40th Avenue West
in Duluth and continues to be seen there almost daily.

The BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER at the Park Point Recreation Area was
reported as recently as the 15th. Julie Grahn saw a BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER and two YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS on the 21st at the Cook
Wastewater Treatment Plant in northern St. Louis County. Clinton
Nienhaus saw a WILSON'S PHALAROPE on the 20th at the Castle Danger
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Bob Ekblad saw 10 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES on
the 22nd at the International Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday,
September 1st.

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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Facebook group pages:
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Northeast Minnesota Birding:
Sax-Zim Bog:
Duluth Phenology:

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
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The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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