*Duluth/North Shore
*July 7, 2016

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

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

Rubin Stenseng found a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 27th at the Park Point Recreation Area, and it was last reported on the 30th. John Richardson found a DICKCISSEL on the 6th at the WLSSD Materials Recovery Center off Rice Lake Road. Peder Svingen reports that DICKCISSELS have recently been found in at least five different locations in nearby Douglas County, Wisconsin

A RED-THROATED LOON was found on the 7th at the Tettegouche State Park visitors' center. Peder Svingen saw one on the 30th near the Sky Harbor Airport at Park Point.

Josh Wallestad found at least three BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS on the 4th near the north end of the Old Sassass Road (CR 512), southeast of Cook in northern St. Louis County. He also found a CONNECTICUT WARBLER here on the 3rd.

Small numbers of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS have been reported in the past week at the Sax-Zim Bog and at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland. Until now, there had been almost no reports of this species in northeastern Minnesota this year.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday, July 21st.

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.