*Duluth/North Shore
*July 30, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 30, 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, July 30th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A juvenile and two adult RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS were found by Mike Hendrickson on the 19th along the railroad tracks in the Morgan Park neighborhood of west Duluth. Jan and Larry Kraemer reported several shorebird species at the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area on the 17th, including LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS. Five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were seen on the 17th at the Two Harbors golf course.

With the breeding season wrapping up in northeastern Minnesota, early migrant passerines should begin to arrive along the North Shore. Mike Hendrickson saw a TENNESSEE WARBLER on the 29th along the Kent Road near the UMD campus.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August 6th.

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

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 at [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.