*Duluth/North Shore
*September 17, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 17, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for September 17th, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the Hawk Ridge/Lester River count on the 14th, 15th and 16th. SWAINSON'S HAWKS were seen at Hawk Ridge over five consecutive days between the 8th and the 12th.

A CALIFORNIA GULL and three PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen by Robbye Johnson and others on the 16th at the first parking lot on Wisconsin Point. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were reported there on the 17th.

New arrivals for the fall season during the past week include SNOW GOOSE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, AMERICAN PIPIT, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and HARRIS'S SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on September 24th.

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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