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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*May 22, 2014
*MNDL1405.22

-Birds mentioned
Ruffed Grouse
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Green Heron
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Sora
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Caspian Tern
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
House Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Varied Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Rusty Blackbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: May 22, 2014
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, May 22,
2014 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.

Finally it seems that summer is here With the warmer weather, the leaves
are finally starting to come out, and the migration is picking up. It
does seem that most of the warblers seem to be moving along the Red
River and also through the forested areas, leaving the majority of the
northwestern prairie areas relatively free of migrant warblers. A quick
trip to Agassiz NWR this afternoon revealed nearly all the migrants to
be those that nest there. Our yard here in Pennington County was the
same.

Six RED KNOTS were found by Mark Otnes in a large flock of shorebirds at
the North Ottawa impoundment just north of Charlesville on May 22. Other
shorebirds seen there included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN,
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, WILLET,
MARBLED GODWIT, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER.

Warblers reported this week included OVEN BIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH,
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER,MOURNING
WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, CAPE
MAY WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER,
YELLOW WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER,
and WILSON'S WARBLER.

Beth Siverhus was in Lake of the Woods County on May 17 where she found
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, WINTER WREN, SWAMP SPARROW, and
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER among others.

On May 16 in Roseau County, Beth saw LE CONTE'S SPARROW. On the 17th she
visited the area of the Norland impoundment. Along 440 Ave about a half
mile north of MN 11, she observed some shorebirds including a large
flock of WILSON'S PHALAROPES, some SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, MARBLED
GODWITS, and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. SANDHILL CRANES were also in the area of
the impoundment as well as SORA, PIED-BILLED GREBES, RED-NECKED GREBES,
FRANKLIN'S GULLS ,and many duck species. Warroad birds included TREE
SWALLOWS, CLIFF SWALLOWS, PURPLE MARTINS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, HARRIS'S SPARROWS, CHIPPING SPARROWS, AMERICAN
TREE SPARROWS and others.

Connie Cox at Itasca State Park in Clearwater County, sent in a long
list including OSPREY,SOLITARY SANDPIPER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, five
swallows, WINTER WREN, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, VARIED
THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, 12 warbler species, INDIGO BUNTING, and PURPLE
FINCH. A BARRED OWL, RUFFED GROUSE, and BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER were
heard there this week.

Here in Pennington County, my excitement for the week was a WESTERN
TANAGER that stayed for about an hour on May 16. The jelly feeders are
attracting lots of BALTIMORE ORIOLES, one YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and one
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. Shelley Steva saw a MARBLED GODWIT along CR 23 on
May 19.

Shelley Steva reported an UPLAND SANDPIPER in Red Lake County north of
Oklee on May 20.

Joanne Johnson reported RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, SWAINSON'S THRUSH,
OVENBIRD, PALM WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in Polk County on May
16. ORCHARD ORIOLES were observed by Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks on
May 19. On May 20, she saw a wave of warblers including MOURNING
WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, and BLACKPOLL WARBLER.
WINTER WREN and HOUSE WREN were also seen on May 20. On May 21, she had
INDIGO BUNTING and CHIMNEY SWIFT, and on the 22nd, a NORTHERN PARULA was
seen . Most of these species were seen either in her yard in East Grand
Forks or along the Red River Greenway.

From Becker County, Linda Schumann reported RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Rainbow Resort on May 16. The Detroit Lakes
Festival of Birds tour to Hamden Slough reported GREATER
PRAIRIE-CHICKEN, SORA, SANDHILL CRANES, and BOBOLINKS among their
sightings on May 16. Dave and Betty Hochhalter in Detroit Lakes reported
many species this week including INDIGO BUNTING, and SCARLET TANAGER.

Marshall Howe reporting from Hubbard County this week mentioned CASPIAN
TERN, EASTERN KINGBIRD, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GRAY CATBIRD, INDIGO
BUNTING, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and CAPE MAY WARBLER on May 17, GREEN HERON,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and 12 species of warbler on May 18, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH on May 19, and PHILADLEPHIA VIREO on
May 21.

From Otter Tail County, Gary and Marion Otnes reported RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD, KENTUCKY WARBLER, and ORCHARD ORIOLE on May 20. The
KENTUCKY WARBLER was only seen once. Dan and Sandy Thimgan reported
NASHVILLE WARBLER and ORCHARD ORIOLE on May 19, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT on
May 20, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on May 21. May 22 brought RED-SHOULDERED
HAWK , GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER , YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO,
WARBLING VIREO, and AMERICAN REDSTART.

Benjamin Eckhoff in Douglas County reported GREEN HERON, WESTERN GREBE,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, BROWN THRASHER,
ORCHARD ORIOLE, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK this week.

Thanks to all who sent in reports this week.

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, May 29, 2014.

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN