*Duluth/North Shore
*March 20, 2017

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: March 20, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for March 20th, 2017 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The Six GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at the Grand Marais municipal campground and the HARLEQUIN DUCK in the Grand Marais Harbor were still present on the 19th.

Julie Grahn relocated the AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in northern St. Louis County along the Johnson Road, 4.3 miles east of the town of Cook, MN. Julie found another AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER on the 18th on the west end of Plum Creek Road, west of the town of Cook.

Jan and Larry Kraemer saw a CACKLING GOOSE on the 14th and 15th at Interstate Island in the Duluth Harbor. John Richardson saw 18 LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 16th at Agate Bay in Two Harbors and Liz Harper saw ten in the Grand Marais Harbor on the 18th.

Large flocks of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS have been seen during the past week in Duluth along Toledo Street near the St. Scholastica campus, along Central Entrance at Arlington, at Thompson Hill, and in the Fond du Lac neighborhood, as well in Duluth Township along the West Knife River Road west of the Homestead Road.

Early arrivals in the past week include EASTERN BLUEBIRD on the 11th, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD on the 13th, and GREAT BLUE HERON on the 20th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday, March 27th.

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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