*Duluth/North Shore
*January 27, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

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 3rd.

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.