*Duluth/North Shore
*September 15, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 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 September 15th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found by Kim Eckert and others on the 10th at the Park Point Recreation Area. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw nine AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS on the 13th at Sky Harbor Airport. An unidentified JAEGER was seen on the 9th at 43rd Street on Park Point. Adult and juvenile PARASITIC JAEGERS have been reported by several observers during the past week at the base of Wisconsin Point. Peder Svingen saw an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Wisconsin Point on the 15th.

Two SWAINSON'S HAWKS were seen on the 14th at Hawk Ridge, along with more than 3,200 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS. The first CACKLING GOOSE of the fall season was reported at Hawk Ridge on the 10th. The first RUSTY BLACKBIRDS of the season were seen on the 14th and the first LAPLAND LONGSPURS were reported on the 15th at Duluth and Two Harbors.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, September 22nd.

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.