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In Otter Tail County, Marion Otnes reported Tree Swallows not trumpeter swans. The swans have been there all winter. Tree Swallows are new. Sorry for the mistake.
Jeanie
 
 
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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 19, 2018
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, April 19, 2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website: https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/birding-report

Spring has finally arrived in northwest Minnesota, robins are singing, and people are smiling. We continue to get reports of large numbers of common redpolls, and there are two reports of HOARY REDPOLLS, one in Polk County, and one in Becker County this week. Raptors are streaming in. Many rough-legged hawks can be seen coursing over the grasslands; a few red-tailed hawks, and American kestrels were reported in several locations. Migrating songbirds are still uncommon, but a few are starting to trickle in. With the warm temperatures forecast, we can expect to see more in the coming days. American robins are here in good numbers and can be heard singing every morning .

The North Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County has started to attract migrants. Wayne Perala reported an AMERICAN AVOCET, a GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and RING-BILLED GULL there on April 19. A variety of ducks were also there. He also observed a COMMON LOON and one SNOWY OWL on the way to the impoundment, likely in Otter Tail County, although he did not say.

In Fergus Falls in Otter Tail County on April 15, Wayne found a EURASIAN WIGEON on the Otter Tail River. Marion Otnes reported RING-BILLED GULL, two HERRING GULLS, and 3 TRUMPETER SWANS on April 13.

In Polk County, Leon Thoreson observed MOURNING DOVE, AMERICAN ROBIN, BROWN CREEPER , and 50 COMMON REDPOLLS in his yard on April 14, COOPER'S HAWK and two WILD TURKEYS on April 17, and BALD EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, AMERICAN KESTREL, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and KILLDEER on April 18. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS are now in large numbers in the grasslands of western Polk County.

On April 17, I saw 8 TURKEY VULTURES soaring over the Red Lake River in Pennington County. A female NORTHERN HARRIER and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were seen in Pennington County northeast of Thief River Falls on April 18. I found HOODED MERGANSERS in the river south of the dam this afternoon, and a GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET was seen and heard in Greenwood trails natural area. A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK visited our bird feeder this morning.

In Marshall County, on April 18, I saw 7 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS between the Marshall County line and the east edge of Agassiz NWR. Other species seen included two NORTHERN HARRIERS, two BALD EAGLES, and a RED-TAILED HAWK. Four TRUMPETER SWANS were found in the fields just south of the refuge, and four more were seen on the east side of headquarters pool.

Connie Cox reported a KILLDEER in Itasca State Park this week. On April 17 a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near the visitor center. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was observed on April 18.

From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported BALD EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 30 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, AMERICAN ROBIN, and PURPLE FINCH this week. Mike Thiele observed SANDHILL CRANES and TRUMPETER SWANS by the Warroad Airport this week.

In Lake of the Woods County, Beth Siverhus saw two pairs of SANDHILL CRANES south of Baudette. Other species seen in the county included ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, TURKEY VULTURE, NORTHERN HARRIER, AMERICAN KESTREL, and BALD EAGLE.

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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, April 26, 2018.

------=_NextPart_000_000F_01D3D8DC.5291ADC0-- ========================================================================Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:58:39 -0600 Reply-To: Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Rare Bird Alert <[log in to unmask]> From: Jeanie Joppru <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, April 26, 2018 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="===24794319====" Message-ID: <[log in to unmask]> --===24794319===Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" -RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *April 26, 2018 *MNDL1804.26 -Birds mentioned Greater White-fronted Goose Tundra Swan Wood Duck Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Hooded Merganser Pied-billed Grebe Horned Grebe Red-necked Grebe Eared Grebe Western Grebe Eurasian Collared-Dove American Coot Sandhill Crane American Avocet Hudsonian Godwit Marbled Godwit Greater Yellowlegs Franklin's Gull Ring-billed Gull Forster's Tern Common Loon Double-crested Cormorant American White Pelican Snowy Egret White-faced Ibis Turkey Vulture Osprey Osprey Sharp-shinned Hawk Cooper's Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Snowy Owl Belted Kingfisher Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern Flicker Eastern Phoebe Tree Swallow Golden-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet Brown Thrasher Purple Finch Red Crossbill American Tree Sparrow Fox Sparrow Song Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Yellow-headed Blackbird Great-tailed Grackle Orange-crowned Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler -Transcript Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Date: April 26, 2018 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, April 26, 2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website: https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/birding-report Spring has finally come to the northwest, and migration is really heating up. Numbers of early migrants are increasing daily, although the species count does not seem to be increasing with the same speed. All of the expected ducks have been reported , and moving north as the ice disappears; the raptors are here in force; and some gulls are showing up. Very few shorebirds have been reported. The blackbird crowd has arrived, and there are innumerable dark-eyed juncos in all the yards which are ringing with the frenzied singing of hundreds of juncos and purple finches. To date , few sparrows have reached the northwest, but in the last two days, many folks are reporting unusual numbers of fox sparrows this spring. We should see more sparrows in the next few days. In Lake of the Woods County, Gretchen Mehmel reported that there were RED CROSSBILLS at Norris Camp on April 24. A first county record AMERICAN AVOCET was reported by Doug Johnson and Becca Engdahl on April 23 at the Mississippi River entrance to Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County. A FORSTER'S TERN was also seen there. Connie Cox , reporting from Itasca SP in Clearwater County, listed many ducks, TUNDRA SWAN, all the usual raptors, SANDHILL CRANE, TREE SWALLOW, EASTERN PHOEBE, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and many other species arriving this week. Agassiz NWR in Marshall County reported a WHITE-FACED IBIS at Headquarters Pool on April 26. From Pennington County, Gary Tischer saw an AMERICAN COOT in Thief River Falls on April 22. Eight TURKEY VULTURES were seen flying over the city on Monday, April 23. In the river, I have seen PIED-BILLED GREBES, WOOD DUCKS, COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, and HOODED MERGANSER. Here in the yard I had a visit from both a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK on April 22, and a COOPER'S HAWK on April 23. Also recorded this week were one YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a flock of TUNDRA SWANS. Leon Thoreson reported what may be the last SNOWY OWL in Polk County this spring on April 20. A BROWN THRASHER was seen in his yard near Climax. Sandy Aubol reported all the expected ducks this week, and lots of TINDRA SWANS in the fields. On April 20, she observed a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT flyover, and a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK visited her yard. A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen on April 22. At the Brandt- Angus impoundment she saw MARBLED GODWIT, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, and TREE SWALLOWS. On April 23, she found 42 RED-NECKED GREBES, 4 HORNED GREBES, and a WESTERN GREBE in the Grand Marais Creek east of East Grand Forks; RING-BILLED GULLS, FRANKLIN'S GULL, and BONAPARTE’S GULL were seen at the East Grand Forks WTP. A HORNED GREBE was seen in Detroit Lakes in Becker County, and a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET at Dunton Locks. Gary Tischer found many FOX SPARROWS just south of Tamarack NWR, and also reported a BELTED KINGFISHER and COMMON LOON in the county on April 25. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed by Shawn Goodchild at Fig Lake Farm on April 20. From Hubbard County, Connie Cox reported a COMMON LOON in the Fishhook River at Park Rapids . Marshall Howe mentioned TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER YELLOWLEGS , YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, FOX SPARROW, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and PURPLE FINCH on April 22. By April 24 there were large numbers of FOX SPARROWS, and DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and they were joined by SONG SPARROW, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. In Otter Tail County, Alma Ronningen observed TURKEY VULTURE, OSPREY, and TREE SWALLOWS on April 22. Also this week NORTHERN FLICKER and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER flew in. Gary Otnes found a FRANKLIN'S GULL at the Mistinka River, and an EASTERN PHOEBE arrived in his yard. In Grant County, the North Ottawa Impoundment has not disappointed this spring. A long list of ducks and shorebirds were reported there this week. Of interest was a GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE first reported there on April 21. Other interesting species included were SNOWY EGRET, AMERICAN AVOCET, EARED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, a fly over of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, TREE SWALLOWS, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS. Both MARBLED GODWITS, and HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen there. The species there are changing daily, so one never knows what will be seen on any given day. A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was found in the town of Wendell on April 26. 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 numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, May 3, 2018. --===24794319===Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: April 26, 2018
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, April 26, 2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website: https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/birding-report

Spring has finally come to the northwest, and migration is really heating up. Numbers of early migrants are increasing daily, although the species count does not seem to be increasing with the same speed. All of the expected ducks have been reported , and moving north as the ice disappears; the raptors are here in force; and some gulls are showing up. Very few shorebirds have been reported. The blackbird crowd has arrived, and there are innumerable dark-eyed juncos in all the yards which are ringing with the frenzied singing of hundreds of juncos and purple finches. To date , few sparrows have reached the northwest, but in the last two days, many folks are reporting unusual numbers of fox sparrows this spring. We should see more sparrows in the next few days.

In Lake of the Woods County, Gretchen Mehmel reported that there were RED CROSSBILLS at Norris Camp on April 24.

A first county record AMERICAN AVOCET was reported by Doug Johnson and Becca Engdahl on April 23 at the Mississippi River entrance to Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County. A FORSTER'S TERN was also seen there.

Connie Cox , reporting from Itasca SP in Clearwater County, listed many ducks, TUNDRA SWAN, all the usual raptors, SANDHILL CRANE, TREE SWALLOW, EASTERN PHOEBE, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and many other species arriving this week.

Agassiz NWR in Marshall County reported a WHITE-FACED IBIS at Headquarters Pool on April 26.

From Pennington County, Gary Tischer saw an AMERICAN COOT in Thief River Falls on April 22. Eight TURKEY VULTURES were seen flying over the city on Monday, April 23. In the river, I have seen PIED-BILLED GREBES, WOOD DUCKS, COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, and HOODED MERGANSER. Here in the yard I had a visit from both a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK on April 22, and a COOPER'S HAWK on April 23. Also recorded this week were one YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a flock of TUNDRA SWANS.

Leon Thoreson reported what may be the last SNOWY OWL in Polk County this spring on April 20. A BROWN THRASHER was seen in his yard near Climax. Sandy Aubol reported all the expected ducks this week, and lots of TINDRA SWANS in the fields. On April 20, she observed a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT flyover, and a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK visited her yard. A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen on April 22. At the Brandt- Angus impoundment she saw MARBLED GODWIT, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, and TREE SWALLOWS. On April 23, she found 42 RED-NECKED GREBES, 4 HORNED GREBES, and a WESTERN GREBE in the Grand Marais Creek east of East G rand Forks; RING-BILLED GULLS, FRANKLIN'S GULL, and BONAPARTE’S GULL were seen at the East Grand Forks WTP.

A HORNED GREBE was seen in Detroit Lakes in Becker County, and a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET at Dunton Locks. Gary Tischer found many FOX SPARROWS just south of Tamarack NWR, and also reported a BELTED KINGFISHER and COMMON LOON in the county on April 25. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed by Shawn Goodchild at Fig Lake Farm on April 20.

From Hubbard County, Connie Cox reported a COMMON LOON in the Fishhook River at Park Rapids . Marshall Howe mentioned TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER YELLOWLEGS , YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, FOX SPARROW, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and PURPLE FINCH on April 22. By April 24 there were large numbers of FOX SPARROWS, and DARK-EYED JUNCOS, and they were joined by SONG SPARROW, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET.

In Otter Tail County, Alma Ronningen observed TURKEY VULTURE, OSPREY, and TREE SWALLOWS on April 22. Also this week NORTHERN FLICKER and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER flew in. Gary Otnes found a FRANKLIN'S GULL at the Mistinka River, and an EASTERN PHOEBE arrived in his yard.

In Grant County, the North Ottawa Impoundment has not disappointed this spring. A long list of ducks and shorebirds were reported there this week. Of interest was a GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE first reported there on April 21. Other interesting species included were SNOWY EGRET, AMERICAN AVOCET, EARED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, a fly over of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, TREE SWALLOWS, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS. Both MARBLED GODWITS, and HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen there. The species there are changing daily, so one never knows what will be seen on any given day. A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was found in the town of Wendell on April 26.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, May 3, 2018.

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