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*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*May 24, 2018
*MNDL1805.24

-Birds mentioned
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Avocet
Semipalmated Plover
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Stilt Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Phalarope
Great Horned Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Red Crossbill
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Mourning Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: May 24, 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, May 24,
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

Representatives of most of the neotropical migrants have been reported
this week- nearly all the sparrows, warblers, and flycatchers have been
reported by someone. It remains for us to hunt down the more uncommon
species. They all came in a great rush due to the lateness of the
season. Summer is surely here now, with temperatures in the high
eighties today in Thief River Falls. For many of us , there was little
or no rain, but we are still hoping for a gentle rain to help plants
grow.

RED CROSSBILL was reported by Peter Binstock at Itasca State Park in
Clearwater County on May 18.

At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County on May 19 , I identified VIRGINIA
RAIL, SORA, GREAT HORNED OWL, and VEERY along with several species of
warbler.

A warbler fallout was experienced in Pennington County on May 19 after a
rainy, windy and cold night of the 18th. I saw nineteen species of
warbler that day in the county including CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CANADA
WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, and
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. Also, I saw SWAINSON'S THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD,
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. On the 21st, WARBLING
VIREO made an appearance in the yard, and CHIMNEY SWIFTS and GREAT
CRESTED FLYCATCHER came in on May 24. Allyson Engelstad reported
BOBOLINK on May 20.

Kim Eckert reported that as of May 24, 12 species of shorebirds were
seen in a rice paddy along 350th Ave north of 150 St in the far
northeastern portion of Red Lake County. They included AMERICAN AVOCET,
RUDDY TURNSTONE, STILT SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, MARBLED GODWIT, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.

From Polk County, Diane Wales observed NORTHERN CARDINAL, BALTIMORE
ORIOLE, and GRAY CATBIRD in the north end of East Grand Forks on May 18.
Sandy Aubol reported the return of ORCHARD ORIOLE and COMMON NIGHTHAWK
on May 17.

A SCARLET TANAGER was reported by Kathy Bresee in Moorhead in Clay
County on May 20. On May 22, she saw BROWN THRASHER, on May 23 CEDAR
WAXWING, and on May 24, a GRAY CATBIRD. Matt Mecklenburg saw a NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD at Felton Prairie on May 18.

Dave and Betty Hochhalter reported an INDIGO BUNTING in their yard in
Detroit Lakes in Becker County on May 17.

Wayne Perala found a WHIMBREL at the N. Ottawa impoundment in Grant
County on May 22. HUDSONIAN GODWIT, STILT SANDPIPER, and SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHER were seen there by Richard Gotz on May 21.

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 31, 2018.



Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN