*Duluth/North Shore
*April 25, 2017

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 25, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 25th, 2017 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was found on the 16th by Butch Ukura northeast of the town of Aitkin on the rice paddies along 430th Street, about 1.5 miles east of CR 1. It was last reported on the 23rd.

JG Bennett saw a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on the 22nd on the 6800 block of East Superior Street. A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found on the 25th by John Richardson at the Park Point Recreation Area. The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE is still being seen between 11th Street and 36th Street on Park Point.

The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in Two Harbors was still present on the 22nd at the ground feeder at South Avenue and Waterfront Drive near the Do North pizzeria.

Jan and Larry Kraemer saw an early OVENBIRD on the 24th at Forest Hill in the Woodland neighborhood of Duluth. Other recent spring arrivals include AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN and OSPREY on the 12th, BROWN THRASHER on the 13th, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, AMERICAN BITTERN, AMERICAN COOT, and SAVANNAH SPARROW on the 15th, BONAPARTE'S GULL and PINE WARBLER on the 19th, SORA on the 22nd, VESPER SPARROW and LINCOLNíS SPARROW on the 23rd, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER on the 24th, and BARN SWALLOW on the 25th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday, May 1st.

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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