*Detroit Lakes
*October 25, 2012

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: October 25, 2012
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 25, 2012 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

Most of the migrants have left the northwest now leaving only the waterfowl to move through. A few late migrants are still being seen, but numbers are greatly reduced. Weather has been cool during the past few days, and tonight there were a few snowflakes.

Gary Tischer observed 8 WESTERN GREBES on Detroit Lake in Becker County on October 20. At Tamarac NWR, Bruce Flaig found more than 100 TRUMPETER SWANS on October 22.

At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Gregg Knutsen saw a pair of TUNDRA SWANS with two cygnets late last week. Several BALD EAGLES are being seen on the refuge and DARK-EYED JUNCOS are visiting the office feeders.

From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported a GREATER YELLOWLEGS in Warroad on October 24.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Bruce Flaig, Gary Tischer, and Gregg and Lynda Knutsen for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN