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-RBA
*Minnesota
*Detroit Lakes
*November 24, 2019
*MNDL1911.24

-Birds mentioned
Ross's Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Cackling Goose
Tundra Swan
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
Sandhill Crane
American White Pelican
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Pileated Woodpecker
Townsend's Solitaire
Common Redpoll
Snow Bunting
-Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: November 24, 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 Sunday, November 24,
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

We are truly into the winter birding mode now, even as the temperatures
are moderating for a few hours. Most of the migrants have passed
through, and we are seeing the winter visitors come in. The far northern
part of the area has a little snow, but some of that has melted today.
Not to worry, we are promised more this week. With the coming of the
snow , most of the migrating hawks have gone now, and we are starting to
see a few snowy owls this last two weeks. A few dark-eyed juncos remain,
but feeders are a lot slower this week than last.

Charlene Nelson reported from Grant County on November 7th. At that time
she mentioned large flocks of TUNDRA SWANS south of the North Ottawa
Impoundment. Also there were GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, CACKLING
GEESE, a ROSS'S GOOSE, MALLARDS, COMMON MERGANSERS , 5 BALD EAGLES, and
a NORTHERN HARRIER. On CR 1 she found several SNOW BUNTINGS.

A SNOWY OWL was found by Keith Fisher in Wilkin County on November 16th.

Several folks found a variety of species of waterfowl in Otter Tail
County this week, including BUFFLEHEAD and GREATER SCAUP. An AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN was seen in the Fergus Falls area on November 23rd. Kia
Donais reported a PILEATED WOODPECKER two miles north of Fergus Falls on
November 22nd. COMMON GOLDENEYES were reported by Sean Scott on November
13th at Stalker Lake. A BARRED OWL was seen by Candis Berge west of
Fergus Falls on November 9th.

A RING-NECKED PHEASANT was seen at Hamden Slough in Becker County this
week by David Baer.

Sandy Aubol reported the first COMMON REDPOLLS of the season in Polk
County at East Grand Forks on November 9th. Today I found two SNOWY OWLS
in western Polk County. Both were adult males, and one of them was
completely white.

At Deep Portage Learning Center near Hackensack in Cass County, a
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was reported on November 17th.

A very late SANDHILL CRANE was reported by Alex Sundvall on November 18
near Waskish in Beltrami County.


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, December 6, 2019.




Jeanie Joppru
Pennington County, MN