*Detroit Lakes
*July 30, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: July 30, 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, July 30, 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.

Weather in the northwest seems more like late September as I write this. The sun shines, but temperatures are cool. Fall migration is right on the doorstep, and some species are already getting ready to go.

In Marshall County on July 28, Cliff Steinhauer saw two SHORT-EARED OWLS along 290th St - one was a miles west of MN 32, the other a half mile east of MN 32.

Danielle Olson , reporting from Rydell NWR in Polk County mentioned RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, and RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER among the species seen at the refuge this week. Sandy Aubol saw EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER along the Greenway in East Grand Forks on July 28.

Nancy Jackson, in Hubbard County on July 25 saw three PIED-BILLED GREBES along CR 13.

In Wadena County, Nancy Jackson saw 9 TURKEY VULTURES and two WESTERN KINGBIRDS near a power station.

At Glendalough State Park in Otter Tail County, Charlene Nelson saw COMMON LOON, three FORSTER'S TERNS, EASTERN PHOEBE, and GRAY CATBIRD at Molly Stark Lake.

Thanks to Charlene Nelson, Cliff Steinhauer, Danielle Olson, Nancy Jackson, and Sandy Aubol 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 is Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN