-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*May 16, 2014
*MNDU1405.16

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 16, 2014
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 16th, 2014 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen by Jan and Larry Kraemer and others on the 15th at the Park Point Recreation Area. They also saw 22 RED-THROATED LOONS, two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and three RUDDY DUCKS. Peder Svingen saw an EARED GREBE on the 11th at Lafayette Square, and 33 RED-THROATED LOONS at 43rd Street on Park Point. Peder also saw a LONG-TAILED DUCK on the 15th just east of the Lakewood Pumping Station.

Up to three unidentified JAEGERS have been seen out from the dune bridge at Park Point over the past week. Lars Benson saw an EASTERN TOWHEE on the 16th at the Recreation Area and a MARBLED GODWIT was seen by several observers on the 14th and 16th. Shawn Zierman saw 14 WHIMBRELS fly by the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry on the 14th. Mike Hendrickson saw a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON on the 10th at Southworth Marsh on Park Point. Mike saw a LARK SPARROW on the 14th at 21st Avenue East and Water Street.

Gary Leeper saw a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on the 11th on the west side of Two Harbors. A RED-THROATED LOON and four MARBLED GODWITS were seen on the 12th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors. A WESTERN TANAGER was seen on the 15th at a private residence in Duluth Township.

Shawn Conrad found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 11th in Itasca County at the junction of CR 144 and CR 128. A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on the 10th at the Cook wastewater treatment ponds, but it has not been relocated. Bill Tefft saw a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the 11th at the Ely softball fields.

Other recent spring arrivals in the past week include SORA, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, CASPIAN TERN, COMMON TERN, EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, CHIMNEY SWIFT, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, ALDER FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, CLIFF SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, SEDGE WREN, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, CAPE MAY WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, WILSONíS WARBLER, LE CONTEíS SPARROW, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, BOBOLINK, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on May 23rd.

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.