[mou] Duluth RBA 2/14/08
jslind at frontiernet.net
Thu Feb 14 20:08:12 CST 2008
*February 14, 2008
Northern Hawk Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: February 14, 2008
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind at frontiernet.net)
This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, February 14th, 2008
sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
Several species of interest are still being reported from the Sax-Zim
area, including the NORTHERN HAWK OWL along CR 7, 0.5 mile south of the
Stone Lake Road. Two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS and a BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER were seen on the 12th along the Blue Spruce Road (CR 211),
about 0.4 mile north of CR 133. Byron Butler relocated an AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKER on the 8th along the Admiral Road (CR 788), 0.1
mile north of the Zim Road (CR 27). He also saw an AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along the McDavitt Road (CR
213), 2.5 miles north of the Sax Road (CR 28). BOREAL CHICKADEES have
been seen sporadically a deer carcass hung in a tree along the Admiral
Road, 2.6 miles south of Zim Rd (Co. Rd 27). The feeding station along
the Blue Spruce Road (CR 211) one mile north of CR 133 is still hosting
EVENING GROSBEAKS, PINE GROSBEAKS, COMMON REDPOLLS, and as many as three
The VARIED THRUSH at a feeder in east Duluth was still present as of the
14th, and those interested in looking for the bird should call the
homeowners (Christina and Dave) at 218-728-0808. Shawn Conrad has had a
HOARY REDPOLL at his feeders in Bovey in Itasca County.
Cindy Risen found a SNOWY OWL on the 11th just south of McGregor along
Aitkin County Road 8. Cindy also reports AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER
and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along Kestrel Avenue, about 1.5 miles
north of Tamarack. A SNOWY OWL was reported last week in Cloquet at the
Churchill School at 515 Granite Street.
The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, February
The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858.
Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded
The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota
Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more
information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us
at mou at moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.
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