*Detroit Lakes
*September 1, 2016

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 1, 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, September 1, 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.

Fall migration is getting underway, and there is a hint of changing seasons in the air. Many species are being seen in larger flocks, swallows are much decreased in numbers, and a few northern nesters are being seen south of their nesting grounds. That said, migration is still just getting underway for most species. Evidence of migration could be seen on Monday after the weekend storms had passed through, but since then birding has been quite slow. Woods are eerily quiet at this season.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER family was seen at Tamarac NWR in Becker County on August 27 by Charlene Nelson.

Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen by Barb and Denny Martin on September 1. One was in Shelley in Norman County, the other in Climax in Polk County.

Five of us were birding in Mahnomen County today, September 1. We found a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER in a small wet area in a field along 190th Ave north of CR 2. Other species seen included TRUMPETER SWAN, OSPREY, several TURKEY VULTURES, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, COOPER'S HAWK, AMERICAN KESTREL, MERLIN, SANDHILL CRANE, a cooperative LE C0NTEíS SPARROW, and a mostly molted SCARLET TANAGER. About a dozen warbler species were seen including CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, PINE WARBLER, and WILSONíS WARBLER.

Sandy Aubol reported that there was somewhat of a fallout of birds in East Grand Forks on August 29 after the storm had passed through the night before. In her yard, she saw 9 species of warbler including OVENBIRD, TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. She also reported BLUE-HEADED VIREO , and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER , among others. Craig Mandel and I found an astounding number of FRANKLINíS GULLS- about 1000- at the Erskine WTP in Polk County this morning.

On August 28, as the storm was going by south of us, Gary Tischer called to report that 50 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were flying over the city of Thief River Falls, Pennington County.

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, September 8, 2016.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN