Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*April 28, 2016

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 28, 2016
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for April 28th, 2016 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found on the 25th by Peder Svingen at the Park Point Recreation Area ballfields, and it was seen again on the 28th along with a second-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, two GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, two THAYER'S GULLS, and a GLAUCOUS GULL. John Richardson saw two ICELAND GULLS here on the 27th. Bruce Munson found two SURF SCOTERS on the 28th at the Park Point Recreation Area near the bus turnaround. Lars Benson reported a very early BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO at Park Point on the 26th.

The GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at 44th Avenue East and Regent Street in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth is still being seen daily. Birders are welcome to look for the bird but the homeowner asks observers to stay on the sidewalk and not venture into his yard.

Julie Grahn saw a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the 25th in the town of Cook in northern St. Louis County. Aaron and Sarah Poznanovic saw a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the 23rd on the south side of Devil's Track Lake in Cook County.

Recent new arrivals in the area include GREATER YELLOWLEGS, CASPIAN TERN, and PURPLE MARTIN on the 28th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 5th.

This report is compiled from MOU-net postings, local eBird checklists, various Facebook group pages (some of which may require joining), and personal contacts. Please follow the links below for the most up-to-date information:

MOU-net: http://www.mail-archive.com/mou-net@lists.umn.edu/maillist.html eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/places Facebook group pages: Minnesota Ornithologists Union: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moumn.group/ Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnbirding/ Minnesota Rare Bird Alert: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1570731239835376/ Northeast Minnesota Birding: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177159692431348/ Sax-Zim Bog: https://www.facebook.com/groups/saxzimbog/ Duluth Phenology: https://www.facebook.com/groups/duluthphenology/

Information about bird sightings may be sent to the Duluth Rare Bird Alert at duluthrba@moumn.org

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, write us c/o the Bell Museum, e-mail us at mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.

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