-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*April 7, 2017
*MNDL1704.07

-Birds mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Pied-billed Grebe
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Pectoral Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Common Loon
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
Bohemian Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 7, 2017
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 Friday, April 7, 2017
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.

Spring has finally come to the northwest, and migrants are streaming in.
All it needs is a quick shower to bring up the wildflowers and paint the
landscape green. Sandhill cranes, American kestrels, mourning doves,
killdeer, both swans, and most of the common species of ducks are being
reported everywhere, and some of the early migrant sparrows are starting
to be seen.

At the North Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County, Wayne Perala reported
BONAPARTE'S GULL on April 2, on the 4th he found both GREATER YELLOWLEGS
and LESSER YELLOWLEGS and PECTORAL SANDPIPER. Charlene Nelson observed
WOOD DUCK, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, and RUSTY
BLACKBIRD at Elbow Lake on that day. On the 6th at the North Ottawa
Impoundment, Wayne Perala saw BELTED KINGFISHER, WILSONíS SNIPE, 50 SNOW
GEESE, and a wide variety of ducks.

From Otter Tail County, Alma Ronningen reported SANDHILL CRANE, EASTERN
BLUEBIRD, FOX SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO, and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW on
March 30, EASTERN PHOEBE, and TREE SWALLOW on April 4, and NORTHERN
HARRIER, GREAT BLUE HERON, RING-BILLED GULL, PIED-BILLED GREBE, COMMON
LOON, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and others on April 5.

Rebecca Engdahl in Hubbard County saw BELTED KINGFISHER along CR 13, and
RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Lake George on March 30; both GREATER YELLOWLEGS and
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and the continuing LINCOLN'S SPARROW on April 3.

Dave and Betty Hochhalter in Detroit Lakes reported PILEATED WOODPECKER
and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS among others this week.

WESTERN MEADOWLARK was seen by Joe Fierst in Norman County 25 miles
north of Moorhead on April 3.

In western Polk County, Sandy Aubol observed GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
and many species of ducks, SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN,
GREAT EGRET, MERLIN, COOPER'S HAWK, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, and FOX
SPARROW on April 2. On a quick trip to Rydell NWR on April 6, I found
RING-NECKED DUCKS, WOOD DUCKS, HOODED MERGANSERS, SANDHILL CRANES and
WILSONíS SNIPE.

Here in Pennington County, TUNDRA SWANS were seen on April 1. More than
150 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS came to our yard on April 2. A SONG SPARROW showed
up on April 5, and two TURKEY VULTURES were seen soaring over the city
of Thief River Falls on April 6.

In Marshal County on April 6, I found TRUMPETER SWANS, two BALD EAGLES,
COMMON GOLDENEYE and many other species of ducks , AMERICAN COOT,
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and AMERICAN KESTREL at Agassiz NWR.

Larry Wilebski in northern Kittson County reported SHORT-EARED OWL,
LONG-EARED OWL, both TRUMPETER SWANS and TUNDRA SWANS, and BELTED
KINGFISHER on April 2.

Thanks to all who sent in sightings this week.

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, April 13,
2017.


Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN