*Duluth/North Shore
*September 30, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 30, 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 29th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Four SABINE'S GULLS were found by Peder Svingen on the 24th at the Park Point Recreation Area beach house. Karl Bardon found a juvenile PACIFIC LOON on the 23rd at the Superior Entry, and others saw one on the 24th at 12th Street and 22nd Street on Park Point. An adult PACIFIC LOON was seen on the 24th and the 28th at Wisconsin Point. A juvenile GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was first seen on the 23rd and is being reported along Park Point and Wisconsin Point, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was again seen over the weekend at Wisconsin Point. Several PARASITIC JAEGERS continue to be reported by many observers at the Park Point Recreation Area and at Wisconsin Point. Peder Svingen saw a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 26th and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER on the 27th at the Park Point Recreation Area.

The first BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER of the season flew by the Hawk Ridge overlook on the 28th. Eighty SANDHILL CRANES were seen on the 27th and AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS are being seen on an almost daily basis.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 6th.

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

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