-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *May 2, 2014 *MNDU1405.02-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 2, 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 2nd, 2014 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Peder Svingen counted a record high of 3,995 RED-NECKED GREBES on the 1st between Lakewood Road and French River. He also counted 2,094 HORNED GREBES, and saw one LONG-TAILED DUCK and two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. Jan and Larry Kraemer saw a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER on April 17th at Canal Park in Duluth and 44 LONG-TAILED DUCKS at Stony Point on the 19th.
Terry Wiens saw a late GLAUCOUS GULL on the 2nd at the Park Point Recreation Area ball fields. He also saw eight CANVASBACK on the 29th on the bayside of Park Point.
Other recent spring arrivals in the two past weeks include GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COMMON LOON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SANDHILL CRANE, TREE SWALLOW, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, CHIPPING SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on May 9th.
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.