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-RBA *Minnesota *Detroit Lakes *August 11, 2005 *MNDL0508.11 -Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 11, 2005
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Friday, August 12, 2005 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.
Hot, dry weather has made the landscape in the north look like fall, and birding reports are confirming that nesting is about over for this year. Even a little fall color is showing on a few trees already, and the prairies are colorful with all the flowers.
>From Lake of the Woods County, Tom Crumpton reported that he saw thirty SANDHILL CRANES on August 9. This is the first report since the spring of so many in one spot.
Sherri Norland reported from Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Becker County that shorebird numbers are increasing there. She said that there were hundreds of shorebirds of fourteen different species in the Holmstad and Hesby wetlands on August 7.
Thanks to Tom Crumpton and Sherri Norland for their reports. Please continue to send in reports so that we can all know what species are moving in or out of the northwest, and where the concentrations of birds are during the upcoming migration.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at email@example.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. When reporting by email please put "NW Bird Report" in the subject line of your message. The next scheduled update of this report is Friday, August 19, 2005.