*Minnesota Statewide
*June 18, 2015

-Birds mentioned
Ruddy Duck
Least Bittern
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Marbled Godwit
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Black-billed Magpie
Scarlet Tanager
Pine Siskin

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: June 18, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask]) 

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 18,
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.

The up and down weather continues in the northwest. This has been a week
of relatively pleasant temperatures and not much rain last weekend , but
cold winds some days this week. Baby birds of all kinds are showing up,
and all yards are noisy.

In Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported a PINE SISKIN at the feeder in
Elbow Lake on June 17.

Benjamin Eckhoff at Lake Carlos State Park in Douglas County reported
many birds are fledging including a family of BALD EAGLES. He observed a
SCARLET TANAGER in the Upper Campground and a pair of YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOOS around the visitor center this week.

In Wilkin County, Chris Wood found an eastern RED-TAILED HAWK at
Maplewood State Park on June 14.

Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported a pair of BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES
north of Hubbard, and a LEAST BITTERN at Little Sand Lake this week.

Here is Pennington County, I found a MARBLED GODWIT with at least one
chick just west of the Thief River Falls wastewater treatment ponds on
June 13. A few ducks were on the ponds including several RUDDY DUCKS.

On a breeding bird survey in Marshall County on June 12, I found a
MARBLED GODWIT with three chicks, and a BARRED OWL calling northwest of
Grygla, apparently in response to the mobbing of several crows.
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were pretty common on the BBS that I did, so
caterpillars must be plentiful.

In Kittson County, Gary Tischer saw a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the
Karlstad nursing home on June 18.

Thanks to those who sent in sightings this week.

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, June 25,

Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN