*Duluth/North Shore
*June 24, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: June 24, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for June 24th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS and two GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen on the 17th in Koochiching County by Denny and Barb Martin. The birds were seen along the Fiero Road (CR 175), 1.5 miles north of the Toumey-Williams Road (CR 177). Denny and Barb also found a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL on the Toumey-Williams Road, 0.2 mile north of CR 30.

A GREAT GRAY OWL and three NORTHERN HAWK OWLS were seen by Chris Wood and others on the 11th in Lake County along the Stoney River Forest Road, 1.2 miles north of the Whyte Road. Three WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen on the 22nd along the Upland Trail, 0.5 mile west of CR 2. Chris's group also relocated a GREAT GRAY OWL and a SHORT-EARED OWL in Aitkin County along CR 18 near the Pietzís Road.

Peder Svingen saw seven RED-THROATED LOONS on the 13th on Park Point at the Sky Harbor Airport and a late HORNED GREBE at 22nd Street. Gordy Martinson saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on the 20th in his yard in Lakewood Township.

Unless something unusual is reported, the next scheduled update of this report will be in two weeks on Thursday, July 8th.

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.