*Duluth/North Shore
*April 6, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 6, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 5th, 2012 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An apparent hybrid COMMON GOLDENEYE X BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found on the 1st by Peder Svingen in the Duluth Harbor between 32nd and 33rd Street on Park Point. Peder counted exceptional numbers of waterfowl on the 1st between Hearding Island and the Park Point Recreation Area, including nearly 1,700 COMMON GOLDENEYES, almost 700 GREATER SCAUP, nearly 600 LESSER SCAUP, and more than 500 REDHEADS.

New arrivals in the area during the past week include YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, CHIPPING SPARROW, and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 12th.

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.