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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*March 19, 2015
*MNDU1503.19

-Birds mentioned
Gadwall
Common Eider
Glaucous Gull
Northern Flicker
Merlin
Gyrfalcon
Lapland Longspur
American Tree Sparrow
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 19, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for March 19th, 2015 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The COMMON EIDER present in the Duluth/Superior area since November was
still present on the 18th at the Barker's Island bridge in Superior,
Wisconsin. Dan Belter saw a THAYERíS GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL at the
same location on the 15th and a GADWALL on the 18th.

Also in Superior, an adult gray-phase GYRFALCON has been seen as
recently as the 14th at the Peavey grain elevators along Connor's Point
Road off US Highway 53, about a half mile east of the Blatnik Bridge.
Birders are reminded to remain on Connorís Point Road and not trespass
on private property in the area.

Recent new arrivals in the area include MERLIN near Two Harbors on the
16th, LAPLAND LONGSPUR north of Grand Marais on the 16th, NORTHERN
FLICKER in Chester Bowl on the 17th and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW in Duluth
on the 19th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on March 26th.

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
Alert at [log in to unmask]

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, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
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