*Detroit Lakes
*June 16, 2016

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: June 16, 2016
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 16, 2016 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

We seem to be in an unsettled summer pattern now, with few days without either wind or storms. Many young birds can be seen everywhere, and some are already on the second nesting. This is the time to see showy lady's slippers, the state flower.

In Douglas County, Daren Carlson found a BAIRD'S SPARROW about 1.5 miles west of CR 6 on Ost Road NW on June 13. The bird was seen as recently as June 15, but I have no further updates.

Four DICKCISSELS were seen by Sandy Aubol in Wilkin County on June 14. They were along CR 172 just west of MN 9.

Gary Otnes in Otter Tail County reported a SCARLET TANAGER that showed up in his yard in the Fergus Falls area on June 12.

Tamarac NWR in Becker County reported a NORTHERN PARULA on June 11.

Chuck Bush found a male LARK BUNTING at Glacial Ridge NWR in Polk County on June 11. Sandy Aubol has tried twice to locate it without success so it may have moved on. Sandy Aubol reported 30 EARED GREBES, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLACK TERNS, and RUDDY DUCK at the East Grand Forks WTP on June 11.

Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at [log in to unmask] OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN