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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 1, 2016
*MNDL1609.01

-Birds mentioned
Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Nighthawk
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pine Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
-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