*Duluth/North Shore
*February 18, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 18, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 18th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was relocated by Peder Svingen on the 18th at Leif Erikson Park in Duluth. Melissa Boyle found a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL on the 13th along the Lakewalk near Chester Creek.

Craig Mandel and others saw a first-cycle GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 14th at Canal Park. Craig's group also saw 12 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in the Sax-Zim Bog along CR 28 at Cranberry Lane. Four first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULLS and a LONG-TAILED DUCK were seen on the 17th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors.

An AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was found on the 17th by Norma Malinowski along the Spruce Road at the snowmobile trail about 3.5 miles east of MN Highway 1. She also saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along the Gabbro Lake access road about 5 miles east of MN Highway 1.

NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were seen over the weekend at several locations in the Sax-Zim Bog including CR 7, CR 133, the Admiral Road (CR 788), the Sax Road (CR 28), the Stone Lake Road, and US Highway 53 south of Cotton. The NORTHERN HAWK OWL east of Two Harbors along MN Highway 61 at Flood Bay was relocated on the 13th, and another was seen along CR 3, 0.4 mile north of MN Highway 61. The one at Gooseberry State Park was relocated on the 12th. David Alexander saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 16th in northern St. Louis County along MN Highway 65, 2.1 miles north of Silverdale.

Michael Gordon and others saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 13th in Aitkin County along CR 18, 0.6 mile east of Pietz's Road.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February 25th.

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.