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*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*January 3, 2019
*MNDL1901.03

-Birds mentioned
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Gray Partridge
Ruffed Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Sandhill Crane
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Northern Shrike
Canada Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 3, 2019
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 218-847-5743 or 218-847-9202
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru ([log in to unmask])

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 3,
2019 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

Here in the northwest we have had a shot of really cold weather this
week, but temperatures rebounded nicely today with a high above
freezing. Feeders have been very busy in the last few days with the cold
windy weather. Snow cover is at least a foot in most yards, perhaps a
bit less in the open fields. This winter there seem to be an absence of
common redpolls in most places, and rough-legged hawks are somewhat
uncommon. Likely due to the snow cover, the latter may have moved
further south this year. Varied thrushes seem to be popping up in all
sorts of places this winter, at least two new counties during the last
two weeks.

The Beltrami Island CBC in Lake of the Woods County was held on December
30th. Among the species seen this year were SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, RUFFED
GROUSE, CANADA JAYS, PINE GROSBEAKS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and PINE SISKINS.
There seemed to be more redpolls there than we are seeing at feeders
this year.

In Roseau County, the Roseau CBC tallied 27 species including 70
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, NORTHERN SHRIKE, RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKER, BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE, COMMON RAVEN, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, COMMON
REDPOLLS, SNOW BUNTINGS, LAPLAND LONGSPURS, and RED CROSSBILLS. Beth
Siverhus reported 3 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, a COMMON GRACKLE, and an
AMERICAN ROBIN in Warroad on January 1st. In the Beltrami Island state
forest, she saw BALD EAGLE, PILEATED WOODPECKER, and RUFFED GROUSE.

Beth Siverhus reported a NORTHERN SHRIKE in Beltrami County on January
1st, north of Red Lake. On December 28, Joe Hommes reported a
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in Bemidji.

In Polk County, Sandy Aubol continues to report both CHIPPING SPARROW
and FOX SPARROW in her yard in East Grand Forks. Leon Thoreson observed
15 GRAY PARTRIDGE east of Climax on December 30th. At Crookston Oakdale
Cemetery, he saw PINE SISKINS, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PURPLE FINCH, and
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH. He also reported a SANDHILL CRANE near Eldred on
December 28.

The Bluestem Prairie CBC on December 22nd recorded 37 species including
WILD TURKEY , EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES, NORTHERN SHRIKE, WHITE-BREASTED
NUTHATCH, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, COMMON RAVEN, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER,
CEDAR WAXWINGS, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, 219 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, PURPLE
FINCH, 47 PINE SISKINS, and 13 COMMON REDPOLLS .

The Tamarac CBC in Becker County on December 19th, counted 34 species
including 36 RED CROSSBILLS. Nancy Henke reported a WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW visiting her feeder on January 3rd.

Wayne Perala found a VARIED THRUSH in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County,
on December 25. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on January 1st. Jason
Swelstad reported AMERICAN ROBIN and EASTERN BLUEBIRD in Fergus Falls on
December 25th.

The Alexandria CBC in Douglas County found 41 species including COMMON
MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER, WOOD DUCK, AMERICAN KESTREL, NORTHERN
FLICKER, VARIED THRUSH , and AMERICAN ROBIN on December 29. Linda
Simmons saw a BROWN CREEPER in Alexandria on January 3rd.

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, January 10, 2019.



Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN