*Duluth/North Shore
*September 1, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 1, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 1st, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found on the 31st by Kim Eckert on Park Point at the Lafayette Square 31st Street access. Bill Tefft recently found one west of Ely at the DNR's Wolf Lake Road rearing ponds, along with eight other shorebird species. Shawn Conrad and Earl Orf found a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, three RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, and nine other shorebird species on the 24th in Itasca County at the Cohasset power plant.

Jan Green saw a GREAT EGRET on the 24th flying overhead in Duluth Township along the Berquist Road. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on the 21st along the Western Waterfront Trail near 72nd Avenue West. A record-high August flight of 466 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS was tallied at Hawk Ridge in Duluth on the 30th, along with 44 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 8th.

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.