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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 7, 2017
*MNDL1709.07

-Birds mentioned
Cackling Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Gray Partridge
Spruce Grouse
Wild Turkey
Sandhill Crane
Ruddy Turnstone
Red-necked Phalarope
Caspian Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Red Crossbill
Golden-winged Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 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 Thursday, September
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.

Fall is in the air, and migration is proceeding, with most of the
swallows and many of the warblers now gone. We have had a touch of frost
this week in some parts of northwest Minnesota also, along with strong
windy conditions typical of the beginning of fall. Late last week many
nighthawks could be seen migrating, and red-tailed hawks seemed to be on
every pole as the young of the year prepared for migration. The MOU
Weekend led by Kim Eckert and Craig Mandel found the species count in
the northwest slightly down, but they found 17 species of shorebirds and
15 species of warblers last weekend. Only a couple of shorebird spots
were found by the group- the WTP at Greenbush and Roseau in Roseau
County, and the east side of Headquarters Pool at Agassiz NWR.

A SPRUCE GROUSE was seen on the Pitt Grade Forest Road 3.6 miles north
of the Stoney Corners Forest Road in Lake of the Woods County. Among the
warblers seen in the county was GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER.

In Roseau County, three CACKLING GEESE were spotted at Greenbush WTP.
While searching for red crossbills which I did not find , I saw 10 to 12
WILD TURKEYS in far southern part of Roseau County on September 1. The
MOU group did find RED CROSSBILLS near to downtown Roseau on September3.
A dozen GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen along CR 3 east of the Roseau River
WMA. Among other species seen in the county were RED-NECKED PHALAROPE,
CASPIAN TERN, and LE CONTE'S SPARROW.

Doug Johnson reported a CACKLING GOOSE at Parker's Lake Road ponds in
Beltrami County on September 6.

In Marshall County, the MOU group saw a PEREGRINE FALCON harassing the
shorebirds at Agassiz NWR on September 4. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was among
the shorebirds seen there. Allyson Engelstad visited the Agassiz Valley
Impoundment on September 4 where she reported that there was little
water, and the shorebirds that were there were far away. She did see
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, GREAT EGRETS, SANDHILL CRANES, AMERICAN WHITE
PELICANS , and RED-TAILED HAWKS. At Agassiz NWR she reported some
TRUMPETER SWANS.

In Pennington County, Allyson reported a TURKEY VULTURE, RED-TAILED
HAWKS, and SANDHILL CRANES.

The WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE was still at Buffalo River SP in Clay County on
September 4 as reported by Rick Gibson.

RED CROSSBILLS were reported at Manston Marsh WMA in Wilkin County on
August 31.

In Grant County, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed by Charlene
Nelson at their Elbow Lake Farm on September 4.

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
14, 2017



Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN