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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 18, 2013
*MNDL1304.18

-Birds mentioned
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Gray Partridge
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Creeper
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Snow Bunting
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Purple Finch
Evening Grosbeak
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 18, 2013
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, April 18,
2013 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.

In spite of the snow and wintry weather, migration has been proceeding
in the northwest, although some species must surely be suffering.
Migrants mentioned in the area this week included CANADA GOOSE,
TRUMPETER SWAN, TUNDRA SWAN, WOOD DUCK, MALLARD, NORTHERN SHOVELER,
REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE,
HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON,
SANDHILL CRANE, COOPER'S HAWK, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, AMERICAN ROBIN, and
COMMON GRACKLE in addition to those mentioned below. Please note that
bare ground is hard to find in the northwest and open water is very
scarce.

In Lake of the Woods County, Gary Tischer observed 3 HERRING GULLS on
Lake of the Woods on April 10. Two GREAT GRAY OWS were seen along the
Long Point Road leading from Williams to the Long Point Resort.

On April 11, Bill Blackburn reported 2 GRAY PARTRIDGE, 5 KILLDEER, and
some SNOW BUNTINGS at the Agassiz Impoundment in Marshall County. Cliff
Steinhauer saw a BALD EAGLE take an AMERICAN CROW out of a flock of 20
on April 17. At Agassiz NWR, Lynda Knutsen reported that the waterfowl
are starting to come back, but open water areas are limited; Gregg
Knutsen saw a HERRING GULL on the west side of the refuge on April 15
and Sean Lofgren saw an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK west of the refuge along CR
7.

In Pennington County, on April 11, Shelley Steva saw 200 CEDAR WAXWINGS,
50 AMERICAN ROBINS, and five CACKLING GEESE among the CANADA GEESE in
Thief River Falls. On the 17th, she reported 6 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 5
COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, 30 HOODED MERGANSERS, and one RING-BILLED
GULL below the dam in Thief River Falls. The NORTHERN SHRIKE reported
last week was seen again along US 59 south of town. On April 14, Gary
Tischer reported 10 TURKEY VULTURES circling over the town.

Shelley Steva observed a RING-NECKED DUCK near Oklee in Red Lake County
on April 18. Bill Blackburn reported TRUMPETER SWANS near the Goose Lake
IBA in Polk County, and 12 GRAY PARTRIDGES were also there. Sandy Aubol
reported TURKEY VULTURES and many BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in East Grand Forks
on April 15. At the Audubon Center near Warren, Heidi Hughes reported
EASTERN PHOEBE and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on April 16.

Kristy May mentioned AMERICAN KESTREL, SANDHILL CRANES, DARK-EYED
JUNCOS, COMMON GRACKLE, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD in Mahnomen County on
April 18.

Kathy Bresee in Moorhead in Clay County saw a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
there on April 18 along with many other migrants.

In Becker County, Steve Midthune reported TUNDRA SWANS , NORTHERN SHRIKE
, and a WILSON'S SNIPE north and east of Lake Park on April 17. Kristy
May saw 5 TURKEY VULTURES south of Ogema and a possible LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE on April 17.

Marshall Howe in Hubbard County saw an OSPREY there on April 7. On April
13, he saw a PURPLE FINCH, on April 14, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and on
April 17, a NORTHERN SHRIKE. Connie Cox reported 11 WILD TURKEYS,
DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and EVENING GROSBEAKS at Itasca State Park on April
17.

Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported TURKEY VULTURES, FOX
SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS in Fergus Falls on
April 17. Steve Aversano observed BROWN CREEPER on April 12, PEREGRINE
FALCON and HERMIT THRUSH on April 14, and FOX SPARROW on April 18.
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen on the Ottertail River on April 12,
and elsewhere in the county this week, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN. Judy Doll
observed GREAT BLUE HERON and RING-BILLED GULL, while Alma Ronningen
added SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and OSPREY in the county this week.

Judith Clayton saw 10 WOOD DUCKS and some RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS in
Douglas County on April 17. Benjamin Eckhoff reported that waterfowl are
streaming into Douglas County this week. He mentioned most of the duck
species, both swans, and SNOW GOOSE among others. A WESTERN MEADOWLARK
was seen on April 14, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER on April 16, TREE SWALLOW
and BARN SWALLOW on April 17, and FOX SPARROW and SONG SPARROW on April
18. On the 16th, an AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen at Lake Carlos State
Park.

Thanks to all the folks who sent in sightings this week. Please
understand that , with so many, only the highlights could be
individually mentioned, but keep sending those sightings in. They are
much appreciated and will be recorded.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[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, April 25, 2013.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN