*Detroit Lakes
*January 29, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Northern Shrike
American Robin
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 29, 2009
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 29,
2009 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.

This has been another cold week, but temperatures have moderated
recently, and a near thaw is predicted for the weekend. The cold has
resulted in fewer birders getting out, and thus, fewer reports.

An AMERICAN ROBIN and a NORTHERN SHRIKE were seen in northern East Grand
Forks, Polk County , on January 28.

Shelley Steva reported a large flock of 500 to 700 SNOW BUNTINGS in Red
Lake County two to three miles north of Oklee on January 23. Two LAPLAND
LONGSPURS were seen among them.

Larry Wilebski in Kittson County northwest of Lancaster reported
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE dancing already on January 25. Spring must be on the

Steven Reynolds saw a NORTHERN SHRIKE near Wannaska in Roseau County on
January 27.

Thanks to Larry Wilebski, Shelley Steva, and Steven Reynolds for their

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] <blocked::mailto:[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, February 5, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN