*Duluth/North Shore
*July 26, 2012

-Birds mentioned -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.