Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*August 16, 2007

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 16, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, August 16th, 2007 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Although the fall migration is well underway, very little new has been reported since last week's report. Dave Grosshuesch banded 137 songbirds on the 15th at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, including a CONNECTICUT WARBLER and two WILSON’S WARBLERS. Peder Svingen found 16 warbler species on the 13th at Park Point in Duluth, as well as VEERY, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, and a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS began migrating along the north shore of Lake Superior during the past week. Shawn Zierman reported 100-200 on the 15th at Morgan Park in west Duluth, and flocks of 10-20 were seen on the 11th and 12th at Castle Danger and Two Harbors in Lake County.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August 23rd. The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

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, e-mail us at mou@moumn.org, or visit the MOU web site at moumn.org.

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