[mou] Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, January 3, 2008
ajjoppru at wiktel.com
Thu Jan 3 20:39:01 CST 2008
*January 3, 2008
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 3, 2008
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru at wiktel.com)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 3,
2008 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You
may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
This has been a wonderful week for birding in the northwest with mild
temperatures and little wind until yesterday. Birds are showing
themselves at feeders, and even in the woods there were birds to be
A SNOWY OWL was reported by Bryan Newman, crossing MN 9 at MN 210 in
Wilkin County on Christmas Day.
In Otter Tail County, Bryan found 9 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in some crabapples
just north of Pelican Rapids. Dan and Sandy Thimgan reported on January
2, that COMMON REDPOLLS have finally showed up in their yard.
Herb Dingmann reported an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER in Wadena
County in some tamaracks northwest of Sebeka on December 29. Directions
are to go north from Sebeka 1.5 miles on MN 71, left( west) on CR 142
one mile, right( north) on 119th Ave 1.2 miles. Look for tamaracks on
the right hand side. There were PINE GROSBEAKS in both Sebeka and
Bob O'Connor reported that as of January 2, there was still a TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE in the vicinity of 922 S. Elm St in Moorhead in Clay County.
Doug Johnson reported another TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE in Bemidji, Beltrami
County on January 1. This bird was in some crabapples at 313 Rako St SW
on the south side of Bemidji. They were in front of the condos just west
of the Clausen Ave intersection. Mary Lou Marchand found the bird again
on January 2, along with three MOURNING DOVES.
Larry Wilebski had a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS visit his yard in
Lancaster, Kittson County, on December 28.
Three northern CBC's were conducted on the weekend. The first was the
Roseau CBC where 29 species were found on the 29th. Included were SPRUCE
GROUSE, 27 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, one BLACK-BACKED
WOODPECKER, 6 NORTHERN SHRIKES, all five corvids, 88 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS,
PINE GROSBEAKS, both crossbills, and 4 PINE SISKINS. The SPRUCE GROUSE
was seen gravelling on the edge of MN highway 310 around the 8 mile
marker the first thing in the morning.
On December 30, the Beltrami Island CBC in Lake of the Woods County
found 19 species including RUFFED GROUSE, 10 SPRUCE GROUSE, DOWNY
WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, four THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS, 2
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS, PILEATED WOODPECKER, 8 GRAY JAYS, PINE
GROSBEAKS, 20 RED CROSSBILLS, 40 COMMON REDPOLLS, and 51 PINE SISKINS.
The Baudette CBC, also in Lake of the Woods County tallied 23 species on
the 31st including 12 RUFFED GROUSE, 90 PINE GROSBEAKS, 30 WHITE-WINGED
CROSSBILLS northwest of Baudette, and 42 EVENING GROSBEAKS.
Thanks to Bob O'Connor, Bryan Newman, Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Doug
Johnson, Herb Dingmann, Larry Wilebski, and Mary Lou Marchand for their
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than
Thursday each week, at ajjoppru at wiktel.com OR call the Detroit Lakes
Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders
please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took
place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, January 10,
Pennington County, MN
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