Seasonal Report Archive for The Loon - Towhees, Sparrows
This is the 1930 to present seasonal report archive for
The Loon, journal of the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.
The last 2 years are available to MOU members.
Families
Whistling-Ducks, Geese, Swans, Ducks
New World Quail
Partridge, Pheasants, Grouse, Turkeys
Loons
Grebes
Storks
Frigatebirds
Cormorants
Pelicans
Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Night-Herons
Ibises
New World Vultures
Osprey
Kites, Accipiters, Hawks, Eagles
Rails, Gallinules, Coots
Cranes
Stilts, Avocets
Plovers
Sandpipers
Jaegers
Alcids
Gulls, Terns
Pigeons, Doves
Cuckoos
Barn Owls
Screech-Owls, Owls
Nightjars
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Kingfishers
Woodpeckers
Caracaras, Falcons
Flycatchers
Shrikes
Vireos
Jays, Nutcrackers, Magpies, Crows
Larks
Martins, Swallows
Chickadees, Titmice
Nuthatches
Creepers
Wrens
Gnatcatchers
Dippers
Kinglets
Old World Flycatchers
Thrushes
Thrashers, Mockingbirds
Starlings
Pipits
Waxwings
Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Warblers
Towhees, Sparrows
Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks
Blackbirds, Orioles
Finches
Old World Sparrows

Seasons
Species: Towhees, Sparrows
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
[Pipilo towhee]
[Spotted Towhee X Eastern Towhee]
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Baird's Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Green-tailed Towhee(Pipilo chlorurus)
YearSeasonNS
1966Winter12-5 (or earlier) to at least 1-15 Duluth, St. Louis Co., 1 ad at Mrs. McKay's feeder, observed and photographed by many; first state record. 12/1, 17, 25, 1/30 St. Louis (first state record) (first county record)
1990Spring 5113 Clay LCF (The Loon 62:152-153). 5/13 Clay (second state record) (first county record)
1992Spring Third state record 5/12–14 Carver mob (The Loon 156–157). 5/12-13 Carver (third state record) (first county record)
1994WinterFourth state record reported at Ely, St. Louis Co. (The Loon 68:58). 12/1, 18 St. Louis (fourth state record) (second county record)
2006Fall Though its presence was unknown to the birding community before the 1/1 Mountain Lake-Windom CBC, this banded adult in Cottonwood was first noted by the home-owners (RDG) in late October; fifth state record. Please see winter report for details on band information and citations for those providing documentation. 10/15-4/23 Cottonwood (fifth state record) (first county record)
2006Winter1 Adult present 1/1 through the end of the period, Cottonwood RDG, EPD, ph. DAC, m.ob. Written documentation provided by †DAB, †JBB, †CMB, †PCC, †PHS. Fifth state record and third winter record. First confirmed during the Cottonwood County CBC 1/1, the homeowners had noticed this bird sometime in late October 2006. The bird had been previously banded, and photographs documented its band number. It was eventually determined that this individual was banded as an ASY male at Thunder Cape Bird Observatory, Ontario, 10 June 2006!
2007Spring Overwintered late October 2006 through 4/23 Cottonwood (Mountain Lake) m.ob.
 
 Five records: 2 spring, 1 fall-spring, and 2 winter. Recorded in one (2006) of the last 10 years.

Notes:

Click on the bird name to see a photographic image of the bird.
Column N  Number of counties where the bird was seen in the North.
Column S  Number of counties where the bird was seen in the South.