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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*April 20, 2013
*MNDU1304.20

-Birds mentioned
Canvasback
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Lesser Yellowlegs
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Tree Swallow
Varied Thrush
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 20, 2013
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 20th, 2013 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An EARED GREBE was found on the 17th by David Brislance at the Grand
Marais harbor. This is one of the few Cook County records for this
species. The two EARED GREBES at the Grand Rapids wastewater treatment
plant in Itasca County were still present on the 19th.

Jan and Larry Kraemer saw two FRANKLIN'S GULLS on the 16th in the Duluth
Harbor at 27th Avenue West. They also relocated the overwintering male
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE on Park Point at 33rd Street. Cindy Edwardson saw a
VARIED THRUSH in her yard in the Hunter’s Park neighborhood of Duluth.

Steve and Deb Falkowski saw a WILSON'S PHALAROPE on the 16th and 17th on
Silver Lake in Virginia.

Other recent spring arrivals in the past week include CANVASBACK, COMMON
LOON, RED-NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, and TREE SWALLOW.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April
25th.

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.