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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Duluth/North Shore
*May 7, 2017
*MNDU1705.07

-Birds mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Surf Scoter
Smew
Western Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Virginia Rail
American Avocet
Marbled Godwit
Sanderling
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Red-throated Loon
Northern Fulmar
Blue-headed Vireo
Purple Martin
Sedge Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Northern Waterthrush
Nashville Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 7, 2017
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind ([log in to unmask])

This is the Duluth Birding Report for May 7th, 2017 sponsored by the
Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An apparent SMEW was reported at 16th Street on the bay side of Park
Point on the 3rd, but it could not be relocated. A freshly-killed
NORTHERN FULMAR was found by John Richardson on April 27th on the beach
at the Park Point Recreation Area. If accepted, this would be the first
record for Minnesota. John also saw four RED-THROATED LOONS and a
WESTERN GREBE at the same location. Art Larsen found an AMERICAN AVOCET
on the 3rd at the Sky Harbor Airport, and it was seen again on the 4th
at 36th Street.

Laura Erickson saw six SURF SCOTERS on the 4th at 19th Street on Park
Point. Larry and Jan Kraemer found an EASTERN TOWHEE on the 5th at
Southworth Marsh on Park Point and it was still present on the 7th. John
Richardson saw an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the 1st at the Park
Point Recreation Area. The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD at the Park Point
Recreation Area was last reported on the 4th. The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
at the 6800 block of East Superior Street was relocated on April 27th at
Brighton Beach. The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE is still being seen between
11th Street and 36th Street on Park Point.

Josh Watson found a LARK SPARROW in Grand Marais on the 27th at 5th
Avenue West and 1st Street. The EURASIAN TREE SPARROW in Two Harbors was
relocated by Earl Orf on the 5th at the ground feeder at South Avenue
and Waterfront Drive near the Do North pizzeria.

Elissa Gallien and Butch Ukura found three AMERICAN AVOCETS on the 30th
northeast of the town of Aitkin on the rice paddies along 430th Street,
about 1.5 miles east of CR 1. Cindy Risen found 70 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE on the 30th along Osprey Avenue northeast of Aitkin.

Recent spring arrivals include SOLITARY SANDPIPER on the 25th, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS and MARBLED GODWIT on the 27th, BLUE-HEADED VIREO on the
28th, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and HARRIS'S SPARROW on the 29th, WILLET,
SANDERLING, PURPLE MARTIN, and SEDGE WREN on the 2nd, SPOTTED SANDPIPER,
VIRGINIA RAIL, and WESTERN MEADOWLARK on the 3rd, COMMON TERN, CASPIAN
TERN, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, and NASHVILLE WARBLER on the 4th, WILSON’S
WARBLER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the 5th, and
LECONTE’S SPARROW on the 6th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on or about Monday, May
15th.

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/

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird
Alert at [log in to unmask]

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at
[log in to unmask], or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.