Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*May 25, 2006
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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: May 25, 2006
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, May 25th, 2006 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Several migrants were seen at Park Point today by Jason Caddy, including BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, MOURNING, CANADA, and WILSONíS WARBLERS, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. All of these species were found in relatively low numbers last weekend during the Hawk Ridge Birdathon.

Jim Barrett found several shorebirds in Morgan Park on the 23rd near the old steel plant, including WILLET, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Jan Green saw three RED-THROATED LOONS at Brighton Beach in east Duluth on the 22nd. Jan also saw the pair of RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS found by Tim Bates over the weekend along Highway 23 at Mission Creek in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of west Duluth. Observers are encouraged to report any evidence of breeding, since this species has not yet been documented as nesting in St. Louis County.

A male SURF SCOTER was seen today at Agate Bay in Two Harbors. Jan Wicklund saw a flock of ten AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS along Highway 61 just north of Silver Bay on the 21st.

Jeff Newman reported a late GOLDEN EAGLE flyover in east Duluth on the 20th. Dave Carmen saw an adult on the 22nd at the West Skyline Hawk Count with a radio telemetry unit visible.

John and Susan Kroll found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Itasca County today, along MN 65 between mile markers 194 and 195. This is about 18 miles north of Nashwauk.

Recent arrivals in the area include EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE on the 24th, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, RED-EYED VIREO, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, and INDIGO BUNTING on the 20th.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, June 1st.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

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