*Duluth/North Shore
*April 2, 2009

-Birds mentioned
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Greater Scaup
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wilson's Snipe
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Gray Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Hermit Thrush
White-throated Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 2, 2009
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at 21 East College Street in Duluth was seen
by Brad Snelling again on March 29th and 30th. Although the bird has
been present since December, this was the first sighting in more than a

Debbie Waters found a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 27th north of the Duluth
International Airport, along the Stebner Road about 0.25 mile south of
the Martin Road. Sandy Roggenkamp saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 31st along
the Three Lakes Road (CR 49), about 0.2 mile east of U.S. Highway 53.
Mike Hendrickson found a road-killed Great Gray on the 30th along CR 133
about a mile east of CR 7.

On the 30th Mike also found 15 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE along the Arkola Road
(CR 52) near CR 208. He found a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on the
29th along the McDavitt Road (CR 213), about 3 miles north of the Sax
Road (CR 28). In Duluth he found an adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL at
Canal Park, and at the Superior landfill he saw four GLAUCOUS GULLS and
one adult THAYER'S GULL.

Deb Falkowski found two first-winter GLAUCOUS GULLS on the 28th on
Silver Lake in Virginia.

Pat Thomas had a very early HERMIT THRUSH in her yard on the 31st along
the 6200 block of East Superior Street in Duluth. Other recent new
arrivals in the area include WOOD DUCK, NORTHERN SHOVELER, and OSPREY on
the 28th, GREATER SCAUP and WILSON'S SNIPE on the 1st, and NORTHERN

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 9th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
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