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*September 19, 2002

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: September 19, 2002
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 525-5952
Compiler: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, September 19th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Several interesting species turned up during last weekend's Hawk Weekend field trips. A NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW was seen at Stony Point; a BOBOLINK was seen at 40th Ave West; AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS and SANDHILL CRANES were seen over Hawk Ridge, and oddest of all, a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen at Park Point.

Late last week on the North Shore, Kim Eckert and others saw a GREAT EGRET at the Lutsen sewage ponds, a VESPER SPARROW at Taconite Harbor, and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER at Beaver Bay. Deborah Buria-Falkowski saw a GREAT EGRET at the Embarrass marsh on the 18th.

AMERICAN PIPITS and LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen over the weekend at 40th and at Park Point. Mike Hendrickson reported over 30 SANDERLINGS at Park Point on the 19th, and Jim Barrett has been seeing shorebirds in Morgan Park as recently as Wednesday.

The next scheduled update of this report will be Wednesday, September 25th.

The phone number for the Duluth Birding Report is (218) 728-5030, and callers can report bird sightings if they wish after the tone at the end of each tape.

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, either write us c/o the Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55455; or send an e-mail to mou@cbs.umn.edu; or visit the MOU web site at mou.mn.org.

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