*Duluth/North Shore
*July 16, 2009

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 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, July 16th, 2009 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen on the 7th by Jan and Larry Kraemer at Fish Lake Reservoir north of Duluth. Julie O'Connor saw a singing male RED CROSSBILL on the 7th in downtown Duluth at Lake Place Park.

Howard Weinberg found BOREAL CHICKADEES in Lake County on the 15th along the Stoney River Forest Road, 6 miles north of Forest Highway 11.

The first shorebirds of the fall migration season have been noted recently. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen in Two Harbors at Agate Bay on the 4th, and a flock of 15 LEAST SANDPIPERS was seen on the 12th at Stewart Lake in Lake County.

Unless something unusual is reported, the next scheduled update of this report will be in two weeks on Thursday, July 30th.

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.