-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *April 16, 2009 *MNDU0904.16-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 16, 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 16th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on the 9th at the West Skyline Hawk Count in Duluth. Two more were seen on the 11th and one was seen on the 14th. Two CACKLING GEESE and eight AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen on the 12th.
Fourteen AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen by Mike Hendrickson on the 13th at Boy Scout Landing in Gary-New Duluth. Two LONG-TAILED DUCKS were still present at Agate Bay in Two Harbors on the 16th.
Dee Kuder saw ten SHARP-TAILED GROUSE on the 16th north of Chisholm at MN Highway 73 and the Gustafson Road. Wes Bailey saw about 24 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE on the 13th just south of Tamarack in Aitkin County.
New arrivals this week include GADWALL, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, CANVASBACK, COMMON LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, BELTED KINGFISHER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW, HERMIT THRUSH, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, FOX SPARROW and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 23rd.
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.
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