*Duluth/North Shore
*October 21, 2011

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 21, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 20th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A SUMMER TANAGER was found by Cindy and Chris Edwardson on the 16th at 31 East Arrowhead Road at the corner with Vermilion Road in Duluth. It was still present on the 18th. Kim Eckert saw two SURF SCOTERS at Brighton Beach in east Duluth on the 18th.

Peder Svingen saw an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 17th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. He saw eight THAYER'S GULLS here on the 18th.

The first RED CROSSBILL of the fall season was reported at Hawk Ridge on the 16th and the first AMERICAN TREE SPARROW of the season was seen there on the 17th. The first SNOW BUNTING was reported on the 15th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, October 27th.

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.