-RBA *Minnesota *Duluth/North Shore *May 26, 2016 *MNDU1605.26-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 26, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])
This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 26th, 2016 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
A male LARK BUNTING was found by Sue Finnila on the 25th at a private residence near the town of Cook in northern St. Louis County. Jason Mandich saw a WILSON'S PHALAROPE on the 24th in the Sax-Zim Bog in a sand pit at Arkola Road (CR 52) and Owl Avenue.
Karl Bardon found a BELL'S VIREO on the 25th on the bayside of Park Point between 13th and 14th Street, but it has not been relocated. A fallout of 24 warbler species, including BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER and CONNECTICUT WARBLER, was seen by several observers at Park Point on the 25th and again on the 26th. Kim Eckert found a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER on the 25th at the Park Point Recreation Area, and it was still present on the 26th. A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found on the 23rd by John Richardson at the Park Point Recreation Area.
Frank Nicoletti found a PIPING PLOVER and an EASTERN TOWHEE on the 21st on Park Point at the dune bridge near the Sky Harbor Airport. The PIPING PLOVER was relocated later that day and on the 22nd near 43rd Street on Park Point. Brian French found a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON on the 21st in the Duluth Harbor near WLSSD off 27th Avenue West, and it was seen again on the 22nd.
A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen on the 21st at Brighton Beach in Duluth, and seven were seen on the 22nd east of Tofte in Cook County.
Recent new arrivals in the area include SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, DUNLIN, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, RED-EYED VIREO, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER on the 20th, RUDDY TURNSTONE, EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and BLACKPOLL WARBLER on the 21st, GREEN HERON and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE on the 22nd, and PHILADELPHIA VIREO on the 23rd.
INDIGO BUNTING on the 13th, WILSON'S WARBLER on the 14th, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER on the 15th, WARBLING VIREO, MOURNING WARBLER and BOBOLINK on the 16th, WILSONíS PHALAROPE and CANADA WARBLER on the 17th, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, ALDER FLYCATCHER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH on the 19th,
The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday, June 2nd.
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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