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*January 7, 2010

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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 7, 2010
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@q.com)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 6, 2010 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.

What a cold week it has been, but next week's forecast promises to be warmer.Feeders have been busy, and the last CBC's have wrapped up without incident.

In Lake of the Woods County, Susan Olin reported on January 5, that two small flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS have been seen near Zippel Bay State Park, and two pairs of PINE GROSBEAKS have been coming to the park feeder. The Beltrami Island State Forest CBC was conducted on January 1st and 18 species were seen including two SPRUCE GROUSE, one NORTHERN GOSHAWK, one NORTHERN HAWK OWL, two BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, one BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, two BOREAL CHICKADEES, and a number of RED CROSSBILLS. On January 3, the Baudette CBC was held and 26 species were seen including 18 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, 4 GREAT GRAY OWLS, one BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN SHRIKE, 38 EVENING GROSBEAKS, and 81 PINE GROSBEAKS.

On January 2, the Roseau CBC took place with 28 species being seen including SHARP-TAILED GROUSE, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, GREAT GRAY OWL along MN 310 north of Roseau, four AMERICAN 3-TOED WOODPECKERS, 2 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS, six BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, LAPLAND LONGSPURS, SNOW BUNTINGS, PINE GROSBEAKS, and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS. A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was found outside the count circle just east of Warroad along MN 11 on the way to the CBC in Baudette.

From Polk County, Sandy Aubol reported that 20-25 PINE SISKINS showed up at her feeder in East Grand Forks on January 5. On New Year's Day she saw one COMMON REDPOLL, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER.

Dave and Betty Hochhalter in Becker County saw one AMERICAN ROBIN in Detroit Lakes and a few SNOW BUNTINGS. A pair of NORTHERN CARDINALS has been at their yard all winter.

Herb Dingmann reported some WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS in Staples, Todd County , on the Philbrook CBC on December 31.

Thanks to Dave and Betty Hochhalter, Herb Dingmann, Sandy Aubol, and Susan Olin for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.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 13, 2010.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

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