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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*July 26, 2012
*MNDU1207.26

-Birds mentioned
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Lark Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Dickcissel
Red Crossbill
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 26, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for July 26th, 2012 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A LARK SPARROW was found by Peder Svingen on the 21st along Waseca
Industrial Road in West Duluth near Grassy Point. Mike Hendrickson saw
eight RED CROSSBILLS on the 17th at Crescent View and 4th Street in the
Congdon neighborhood in eastern Duluth.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found by Kim Eckert on the 26th on the
ball field at the Park Point Recreational Area. At least 16 shorebird
species have been seen in recent weeks along Aitkin County Road 15 west
of the town of Aitkin.

Steve Wilson found a seemingly out-of-range population of at least seven
singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and several DICKCISSELS on private mining
land in north-central St. Louis County. DICKCISSELS appear to winding
down their breeding season, but they are still being seen throughout
northern Minnesota.

The next scheduled update of this report will be in two weeks on
Thursday, August 9th.

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.