*Duluth/North Shore
*April 9, 2016

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 9, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 9th, 2016 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

John Richardson saw a SHORT-EARED OWL flying over Lake Superior on the 5th near the Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point. John also saw four LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 4th at Brighton Beach in Duluth. Twelve LONG-TAILED DUCKS were still present on the 9th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors

Peder Svingen saw three GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS and three THAYER'S GULLS on the 8th on the Minnesota side of the Superior Entry. ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS, THAYER’S GULLS, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS continue to be seen on Allouez Bay at Wisconsin Point.

Migrating BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS have been seen during the past week at several locations throughout Duluth and up the North Shore to Duluth Township.

Recent new arrivals in the area include YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on the 2nd, TREE SWALLOW on the 3rd, and RED-NECKED GREBE on the 5th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, April 14th.

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: Facebook group pages: Minnesota Ornithologists Union: Minnesota Birding: Minnesota Rare Bird Alert: Northeast Minnesota Birding: Sax-Zim Bog: Duluth Phenology:

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