*Duluth/North Shore
*January 20, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 20, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for January 20th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found by Karl Bardon on the 16th on Lake Superior along Scenic Highway 61 at the Lakewood Road. Karl also relocated the SLATY-BACKED GULL on the 16th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry and at the Superior landfill. THAYER’S GULLS, ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS continue to be reported from Canal Park in Duluth as recently as the 16th.

A GYRFALCON was seen by Deb and Steve Falkowski on the 17th near the town of Virginia on the open mine dump hills south of town, in a roadless area on the east side of Manganika Lake. Deb also reports that many BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS are still being seen in town. Scott Loss and others saw BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Hibbing on the 14th near East 25th Street and 10th Avenue East.

Observers continue to report GREAT GRAY OWLS and NORTHERN HAWK OWLS from the Sax-Zim Bog, as recently as the 16th. BOREAL CHICKADEES are being seen at the Admiral Road (CR 788) feeders 3.7 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28) and the Arkola Road (CR 52) feeders. BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS have been seen near the Admiral Road feeders and along the McDavitt Road (CR 233), 2.6 miles north of the Sax Road.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, January 27th.

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.