*July 31, 2014
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 31, 2014
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 July 31, 2014
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.
We are enjoying summer in the northwest this week, and young birds are
doing silly things as they learn to live their lives. Not a lot is
happening here as far as sightings go, but there are a few things to
Two immature SABINE'S GULLS were found by Marion and Gary Otnes in a
slough south of Fergus Falls in Otter Tail County on July 27.
Here, east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County, the RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS continue to come to our feeders. This week the entertainment
has been as many as a dozen BALTIMORE ORIOLES, most of them juveniles,
who are rapidly consuming the grape jelly. Tonight they scrapped over a
bunch of grapes that I put out.
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks reported a PEREGRINE FALCON that flew
over her house on July 29. On July 25, Russ Wilber saw two RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS on a dead tree on the west side of the bike path that runs
by the campground in East Grand Forks. Sandy Aubol also reported
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS with young near the Point bridge on July 27.
Other species seen there included an immature BALD EAGLE, BALTIMORE
ORIOLES and several species of sparrow.
Steve Midthune reported on July 25 that Bisson Lake in Becker County is
hosting several species of shorebirds in migration including LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, LEAST
SANDPIPERS, BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, WILSONíS SNIPE, and
Thanks to Marion and Gary Otnes, Russ Wilber, Sandy Aubol, and Steve
Midthune 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
Pennington County, MN