*Duluth/North Shore
*July 24, 2016

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 24, 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 24th, 2016 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found on the 17th by Ben Anderson at the Park Point Recreation Area. Ben also found four WILLETS here on the 10th and two of them were still present on the 13th. Peder Svingen saw seven shorebird species at the recreation area on the 18th, including six STILT SANDPIPERS, 20 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, and four SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.

Jan and Larry Kraemer saw a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 16th at the Park Point Recreation Area. They also saw five RED-THROATED LOONS here on the 14th.

Allan Meadows heard two VIRGINIA RAILS on the 15th about seven miles east of International Falls.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Thursday, August 4th.

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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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.