*Duluth/North Shore
*October 1, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: October 1, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for October 1st, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The first-cycle CALIFORNIA GULL that has been seen at Wisconsin Point for the past few weeks was found at the Park Point Recreation Area on the 27th by Jan and Larry Kraemer. Clinton Neinhaus also saw it on the 1st on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry, as well as an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and two first-cycle THAYER'S GULLS. John Richardson saw an AMERICAN AVOCET on the 28th on the Minnesota side of the Entry. Peder Svingen saw a ROSSíS GOOSE on the 25th at the Park Point Recreation Area.

Record high totals of 437 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and 733 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were recorded at the Hawk Ridge/Lester River count on the 28th. More than 23,000 AMERICAN ROBINS were also recorded on the 28th, as well as the season's first BOHEMIAN WAXWING.

Alex Lamoreaux and Kaija Gahm saw a VESPER SPARROW on the 26th near the soccer fields along the Riley Road on the north side of Duluth.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on October 8th.

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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