*Duluth/North Shore
*December 18, 2015

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 18, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for December 18th, 2015 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A PACIFIC LOON was found on the 17th by Jan and Larry Kraemer at Canal Park in Duluth. They also saw a late CANVASBACK and a RING-NECKED DUCK on the 14th at Indian Point in west Duluth.

Peder Svingen saw five ICELAND GULLS, three GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 12 THAYER'S GULLS on the 12th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. He then saw 12 more THAYER’S GULLS at Canal Park shortly after, giving a record-high count of 24 individuals. Lars Benson saw an adult ICELAND GULL on the 14th at 27th Avenue West.

JG Bennett saw a very late HERMIT THRUSH on the 13th near the lower Woodland neighborhood in Duluth.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Friday, December 25th.

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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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 [log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.