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

-Birds mentioned -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.