*Duluth/North Shore
*August 19, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 19, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 19th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Official counts at Hawk Ridge began this week with strong numbers of non-raptors, including more than 1,500 CLIFF SWALLOWS on the 16th, a WESTERN KINGBIRD on the 15th, and small numbers of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS daily.

Bill Tefft and Richard Gibson found eight shorebird species at the Beaver Bay sewage ponds on the 16th, including a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. On the 19th they found six shorebird species at the Winton sewage ponds, including a STILT SANDPIPER.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August 26th.

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.