*August 6, 2015
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 6, 2015
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, August 6,
2015 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
After a hot muggy week, the weather the last few days settled down into
the high seventies much to everyone's delight. However, today the
humidity returned and with it scattered heavy rains. There havenít been
a lot of reports over the last two weeks, but we should be looking out
for the start of migration. Some folks are finding warblers again, and
the shorebird migration is already happening.
Charlene Nelson in Elbow Lake in Grant County reported an OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER on July 31, and an ORCHARD ORIOLE on August 2.
John Ellis reported 23 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in Douglas County near
the intersection of CR 15 and CR 56 on July 30. About 3400 shorebirds
were present there including GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER,
WILSONíS SNIPE, and WILSONíS PHALAROPE. On August 1, he saw 1500
FRANKLINíS GULLS at the Osakis WTP.
In Polk County, Russ Wilbur reported several RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS on
the greenway in East Grand Forks on August 5. Sandy Aubol observed the
return of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and BALTIMORE
ORIOLE to her feeders. A COOPER'S HAWK also flew through the yard on
Beth Siverhus reported a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Mike Marvin's place
southeast of Warroad, Roseau County on August 3. In Warroad, Beth
reported BROAD-WINGED HAWK, MERLIN, EASTERN KINGBIRD, RED-EYED VIREO,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, OVENBIRD, and YELLOW WARBLER.
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Charlene Nelson, John Ellis, Russ Wilbur, and
Sandy Aubol for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [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 August 13,
Pennington County, MN