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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*September 5, 2019
*MNDL1909.05

-Birds mentioned
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Gray Partridge
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
White-faced Ibis
Short-eared Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Western Kingbird
Black-billed Magpie
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Red Crossbill
Bobolink
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: September 5, 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, September
5, 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

Migration is clearly in progress all over the state, as we are seeing
gatherings of birds in preparation for their long journeys south. Early
in the past week we saw a large number of northern flickers in our yard
in Pennington County and this continues today. A few new species are
being seen out of their nesting area, hawks can be seen in late
afternoon perched on many power poles when the wind dies down for the
day. Many juvenile birds are seen along the roads and at feeders. A
Minnesota Birding Weekend in Lake of the Woods and Roseau Counties was
held last weekend where they tallied 155 species including twenty
species of warblers, although no big numbers in any one place.
Shorebirds and sparrows were not seen in expected numbers, and Warroad
WTP was the best shorebird spot.

Migration has reached Grant County, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was
reported from that county, and Charlene Nelson reported a WILSON'S
WARBLER also.

In Clay County, Brian Vik saw a juvenile WHITE-FACED IBIS three miles
east of Barnesville on August 27th.

At Erskine in Polk County on September 2nd I saw a family of TRUMPETER
SWANS with five cygnets at the Erskine WTP. Also there was a lone
WILSON'S PHALAROPE and many gulls which I was not equipped to identify.

Here at home in Pennington County east of Thief River Falls, a probable
SWAINSON'S THRUSH appeared at our bird bath on August 31st. Lots of
YELLOW WARBLERS were seen in the yard as they nested nearby.

In Roseau County, the Minnesota Birding Weekend found a number of
interesting species at the Warroad WTP on August 30th. Among them were
ROSS'S GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE, and BOBOLINK. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found in Roseau,
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at the Roseau city park. 15 GRAY PARTRIDGES were
found along CR 9 2.7 miles south of MN 11. A single SHARP-TAILED GROUSE
was seen on CR 10 on September 1. SHORT-EARED OWL was found hunting the
hayfields northeast of Roseau along 350th St 1.2 miles east of 410 AVE.
Fifty BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES were seen along CR 119.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was observed along Lake of the Woods CR 17 , and RED
CROSSBILLS were seen in Beltrami Island Forest near Norris Camp.

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 Friday, September 13, 2019.



Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN