[mou] MRVAC - Southeastern Minnesota Birding Trip - 1/20 - 22, 08 - Field Trip Report

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Wed Jan 23 02:12:58 CST 2008

Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
Field Trip Report
January 20, 21, 22, 2008

Led a bird watching trip to South Eastern Minnesota, over the last few days.  Encountered lots of snow on Monday, but still found lots of interesting birds. Here are some of the species we observed.

American Kestrel - several observed along Highway 52, between Coates and Oronoco.
Northern Shrike - Dakota County road 42, East of Highway 52.
Townsend's Solitaire - 4:15 - 4:20 pm - One bird was relocated at the location reported by Bob Ekblad SE of Oronoco.

Merlin - Highway 44, near the town of Bristol
Mourning Dove
Eastern Screech Owl
Barred Owl
Northern Shrike 
Horned Lark
Tufted Titmouse - Observed at two locations along Houston County road 5, 1/2 mile West and 1 East of Balentine Road.
Snow Bunting
Purple Finch - Small numbers were observed in the town of Caledonia.

American Kestrel
Mourning Dove
Northern Shrike
Horned Lark
Tufted Titmouse - Houston County, 14 mile South of CR 17, on the West side of Church Road.
Eastern Bluebird - Houston County, 6 birds were observed along Ox Trail Road, about 1 mile SW of CR 8 in Lanesboro.
Cedar Waxwing - Same location as the Eastern Bluebirds.
Snow Bunting
Purple Finch

Craig Mandel
EgretCMan at msn.com<mailto:EgretCMan at msn.com>
Minnetonka, MN
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