*Duluth/North Shore
*January 27, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Spruce Grouse
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Varied Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Bohemian Waxwing
Evening Grosbeak

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 27, 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 27th, 2010 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Three GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen by Peder Svingen on the 23rd at
Canal Park in Duluth. Mike Hendrickson saw an ICELAND GULL, at least
four GLAUCOUS GULLS, and three GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS on the 21st at
the Superior landfill. Chris Edwardson reported a BROWN THRASHER on the
25th and 26th near Woodcrest Drive off Glenwood Street in east Duluth.

Mike Hendrickson saw a SPRUCE GROUSE along Lake County Road 2, about a
mile north of the Sand River. Mike also relocated the VARIED THRUSH in
Ely along Main Street across from the Pillow Rock historical marker.
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were also seen at the same location and EVENING
GROSBEAKS were seen in nearby Winton.

Observers continue to report GREAT GRAY OWLS and NORTHERN HAWK OWLS from
the Sax-Zim Bog, as recently as the 23rd. BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS are
still being seen along the McDavitt Road (CR 233), especially along the
snowshoe trail on the east side of the road about 2.6 miles north of the
Sax Road (CR 28).

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

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded

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
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