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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*March 26, 2015
*MNDL1503.26

-Birds mentioned
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Long-eared Owl
American Crow
Horned Lark
American Robin
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: March 26, 2015
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, March 25,
2015 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.

Though the weather has been cold this week, spring arrivals continue to
be reported. HORNED LARKS are paired off and preparing to nest, most of
the summer breeding raptors have arrived in small numbers. Several large
groups of AMERICAN CROWS have been reported this week, and the first
reports of large numbers of migrating AMERICAN ROBINS have come in. That
said, the cold has dampened the human activity more than that of the
birds.

From Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported NORTHERN HARRIER on March
20, RED-TAILED HAWK, COMMON REDPOLL, HOARY REDPOLL, PINE SISKINS, and
PURPLE FINCH on March 21, and RED CROSSBILLS, and DARK-EYED JUNCOS on
March 22.

John Loegering heard a LONG-EARED OWL calling along the Red Lake River
in Crookston, Polk County on March 16, but has not heard it since. Sandy
Martens reported a group of over 200 AMERICAN ROBINS at the point in
East Grand Forks on March 23.

In Red Lake County, Shelley Steva found a flock of over 200 AMERICAN
CROWS on March 23.

In Pennington County on March 21, I found a large flock of over 300
AMERICAN CROWS near the intersection of CR 27 and CR 3. These birds were
still there the next day.

Connie Cox reported from the Itasca SP area on March 25 where she
reported increasing numbers of TRUMPETER SWANS and CANADA GEESE, Other
species reported included RED-TAILED HAWK, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN
ROBIN, DARK-EYED JUNCO, PINE SISKIN, COMMON REDPOLL, and PURPLE FINCH.

In Beltrami County, east of Lake Bemidji, Christine Herwig reported
AMERICAN ROBIN on March 19.

Thanks to Christine Herwig, Connie Cox, John Loegering, Marshall Howe,
Sandy Martens, and Shelley Steva for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at [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, April 2,
2015.