-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*May 7, 2016
*MNDU1605.07

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 7, 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 7th, 2016 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An apparent NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was photographed by John Richardson on the 7th near the McQuade Road Safe Harbor in Duluth Township. If accepted, this would be the first record for northeast Minnesota. An adult LITTLE GULL was found on the 2nd by Peder Svingen at Wisconsin Point and an immature LITTLE GULL was found by Steve Kolbe on the 3rd at Lot #1 on Wisconsin Point.

A SWAINSON'S HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, and 349 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were seen by Frank Nicoletti and others at Enger Tower on May 5th.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found by Bill Tefft on the 2nd at Vermilion Community College in Ely. Julie Grahn saw two WILSON'S PHALAROPEíS, along with a PECTORAL SANDPIPER and LEAST SANDPIPER at the city of Cook wastewater treatment plant in northern St. Louis County.

A LE CONTE'S SPARROW was found by Jane Johnson on the 2nd in Tofte in Cook County. Another was seen along the North Shore on the 4th in the large grassy area on the north side of Agate Bay in Two Harbors. Two YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were seen at Agate Bay in Two Harbors on the 7th.

Recent new arrivals in the area include SPOTTED SANDPIPER on the 29th, BROWN THRASHER on the 30th, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the 1st, SANDERLING, COMMON TERN, AMERICAN PIPIT, and CAPE MAY WARBLER on the 3rd, BANK SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, PALM WARBLER and HARRIS'S SPARROW on the 4th, CHIMNEY SWIFT, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER on the 5th, FORSTERíS TERN, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, CLIFF SWALLOW, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, VEERY, OVENBIRD, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, NORTHERN PARULA, and LINCOLNíS SPARROW on the 6th, and BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the 7th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday, May 12th.

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/

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird Alert at [log in to unmask]

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.