Paul Egeland, Esther Gesick, Bonnie Mulligan & I birded Swift county on
Monday (May 18th). Some notables:
- a single calling bird was heard both Sunday afternoon and early
Monday morning at a marsh located just south of the Pope county line. The
marsh is just over a mile west of where state highway 29 crosses into Pope
county (just north of Lake Hassel)
- a single bird was observed with other mixed shorebirds about .5
miles west of the intersection of state highways 104 and 9 along the south
side of highway 9. Spring reports of this species are quite rare.
- 17 species total were found with no significant numbers or
locations. The best spot was located in the southeast part of section 33 of
Hegbert township. This is just west of Lake Oliver. Also, another spot with
about 50-75 shorebirds was located about a mile north of Kerkhoven along the
east side of county road 35.
- 13 species total with most birds scattered throughout the county.
The best areas were around the woods on into the Marsh Lake dam and at the
Pomme De Terre river wayside located on US12 about .5 mile east of county
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