*Duluth/North Shore
*September 8, 2011

-Birds mentioned
American White Pelican
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
American Pipit
White-crowned Sparrow
Evening Grosbeak

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 8, 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 8th, 2011 sponsored by
the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found on the 7th by Jan and Larry Kraemer at
Brighton Beach in east Duluth. Bob Ekblad found a pair of RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES on the 6th in Carlton County at the Moose Lake sewage
lagoons. Erik Bruhnke saw a distant unidentified JAEGER on the 2nd on
Lake Superior at Canal Park in Duluth.

Shawn Conrad found ten BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and nine other shorebird
species on the 2nd in Itasca County at the Cohasset power plant. Shawn
also reported the first AMERICAN PIPITS of the fall season on the 5th at
Grand Rapids. Bill Tefft reported the first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW of the
season on the 8th in Ely. Laura Erickson is still seeing EVENING
GROSBEAKS daily in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth.

Hawk Ridge had its fourth highest daily total of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS on
the 4th, with more than 1,800 birds counted. Counters also saw a
several days during the past week. Mike Steffes saw eight AMERICAN WHITE
PELICANS on the 5th at Castle Danger in Lake County.

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

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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