*Duluth/North Shore
*June 15, 2011

-Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Red-throated Loon
Yellow Rail
Great Black-backed Gull
Northern Mockingbird
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: June 15, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for June 15th, 2011 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Raoul Beunen found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD near the visitor center
building at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on the 5th. Chris and Cindy
Edwardson found three BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS on the 5th along the
Superior Hiking Trail from the trail center at Tettegouche State Park to
Mt. Trudee.

Peder Svingen found a WHIMBREL on the 7th at the Park Point Recreation
Area, and it was still present on the 14th. Peder relocated the immature
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry on
the 6th, representing the first summer record of this species in the
state. Seven RED-THROATED LOONS were seen on the 9th at the Lafayette
Square 31st Street access on Park Point, and one was seen at the
recreation area. Two TUNDRA SWANS were seen on the 9th in the Duluth
harbor near 40th Avenue West.

Shawn Conrad found a NELSON'S SPARROW on the 9th at the McGregor Marsh
in Aitkin County on the west side of MN Highway 65, 0.2 mile south of MN
Highway 210. He also heard several YELLOW RAILS in the same area.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 23rd.

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

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Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
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