*Duluth/North Shore
*April 20, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 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 April 20th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An immature GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen as recently as the 19th in the Duluth Harbor at the north end of the Bong Bridge.

A late HOARY REDPOLL was seen by Jan Kaemer as recently as the 19th in Duluth Heights, and another was seen on the 19th by Jan Green along the Old North Shore Road in Duluth Township. Shawn Conrad saw a late flock of 20 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Itasca County on the 17th on Park Drive in LaPrairie.

New arrivals in the area during the past week include AMERICAN WIGEON, WILSON'S SNIPE, HORNED LARK, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 28th.

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.