*Duluth/North Shore
*January 31, 2014

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: January 31, 2014
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for January 31st, 2013 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

At least three SNOWY OWLS have been seen recently in the Sax-Zim Bog. One was along CR 7 near the greenhouse and Dibble Road, one was along the Stone Lake Road, 1.5 miles east of CR 7, and another was seen at the Zim Road and Greenfield Road. The SNOWY OWL at Riley Road west of Jean-Duluth Road in Duluth continues to be reported, as do a few SNOWY OWLS in the Duluth harbor in and around the Port Terminal and I-35.

NORTHERN HAWK OWLS have been seen recently in the Sax-Zim Bog along Owl Avenue south of the Arkola Road (CR 52), and along the Stone Lake Road, 1.5 mile east of CR 7. Another NORTHERN HAWK OWL has been seen in Duluth along the Lester River Road in the fields north of the golf course, and one has been seen intermittently on the north side of Two Harbors along CR 26 at CR 2.

Tim Glackin saw a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 26th along Lake County Road 2 about two miles south of Forest Highway 11 (CR 15). A GREAT GRAY OWL has also been reported recently near the Admiral Road feeders in the Sax-Zim Bog, about 3.5 miles north of the Cranberry Road.

BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS are still being seen in Ely especially along Miner's Drive and Washington Avenue, and in the town of Winton. EVENING GROSBEAKS and PINE GROSBEAKS have also been reported in good numbers in Winton. JG Bennett saw EVENING GROSBEAKS on the 26th at a feeder two miles north of CR 12 at the junction of Holm Road (CR 124) and Old Drummond Road (UT 10), northwest of Two Harbors.

Thank you to Mike Hendrickson for his recent compilations of many of the sightings in the area.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on February 13th.

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.