*Duluth/North Shore
*August 29, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 29, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 29th, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A PIPING PLOVER was found by Larry and Jan Kraemer on the 29th on the lake side of Park Point near the old lighthouse beyond the Sky Harbor Airport. Bob Williams saw a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 28th at Park Point, although I don't have a more specific location.

Kim Eckert saw a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on the 27th at the Castle Danger sewage lagoons. At least eight other shorebird species were also present there on the 27th, including STILT SANDPIPERS.

Karl Bardon and others counted more than 2,200 CLIFF SWALLOWS on August 24-25 at the Hawk Ridge overlook. Karl also saw a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER here on the 27th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on September 3rd.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists, various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date information:

MOU-net: http:[log in to unmask] eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/places Facebook group pages: Minnesota Ornithologists Union: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moumn.group/ Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnbirding/ Minnesota Rare Bird Alert: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1570731239835376/ Northeast Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177159692431348/ Sax-Zim Bog: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saxzimbog/ Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/

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