*January 6, 2011
Northern Hawk Owl
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 6, 2011
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, January 6,
2011 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.
The weekend started with a snowstorm, cold and wind, but settled down by
Saturday so that it was almost pleasant to be outside. Birds were more
active after the storm making the remaining CBC's more interesting.
The Beltrami Island CBC in Lake of the Woods County was held on January
3, and 27 species were tallied. They included a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, two
NORTHERN HAWK OWLS, two THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS, 4 BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKERS, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, 11 BOREAL CHICKADEES, GRAY JAYS,
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, BROWN CREEPER, PINE GROSBEAKS, RED CROSSBILLS,
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, COMMON REDPOLLS, HOARY REDPOLL, and PINE
SISKIN. There was also a count week SPRUCE GROUSE, and a count week
SNOWY OWL found by Dan and Barbara Williams on the west side of CR 3
between CR 35 and the junction of CR 1 and CR 3 on January 4.
From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported BOHEMIAN WAXWING, PINE
GROSBEAKS, and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS in Warroad on January 2. The
Roseau CBC was held on January 1 and found a near record 32 species
including SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, at least 2 NORTHERN
HAWK OWLS, NORTHERN SHRIKE, COMMON RAVENS, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, SNOW
BUNTINGS, PINE GROSBEAK, COMMON REDPOLLS, and PURPLE FINCH.
Larry Wilebski reported that on January 1, the VARIED THRUSH was still
in Lancaster , Kittson County. To get to the location of the bird,
follow main street past the Family Food Store over the tracks to the
second house on the left. The bird was coming to a crabapple tree with
feeders at that house.
Diana Morkassel reported a pure white BLUE JAY coming to her feeders
northeast of Warren, Marshall County on January 4. A PILEATED WOODPECKER
was also seen there.
Shelley Steva reported a BALD EAGLE, and 50 LAPLAND LONGSPURS along Polk
County Road 252 on January 2.
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, January 13,
Pennington County, MN