Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*August 23, 2007

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 23, 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 23rd, 2007 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A RED-THROATED LOON in alternate plumage was found on the 23rd by Peder Svingen at the Lafayette Square 31st Street access on Park Point. Peder also found two WHIMBREL on the ball fields at the Park Point recreation area on the same day. Karl Bardon found at least one and possibly two WESTERN GREBES at Lafayette Square on the 23rd, along with a RED-NECKED GREBE. Mike Hendrickson found a BONAPARTE'S GULL on the 18th at Lafayette Square, and he had a record-high fall count of 116 NASHVILLE WARBLERS at the recreation area. Kim Eckert found 16 warbler species on Park Point on the 21st.

An adult FRANKLIN'S GULL was found by Lars Benson on the 18th at 27th Avenue West in Duluth, along with nine shorebird species including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and STILT SANDPIPER. To reach this location, take the 27th Avenue West exit off I-35, head toward the river and then east on the dirt road past the WLSSD facilities. Park at the small turnout on the right side before the road goes under the freeway bridge.

Dave Grosshuesch banded a CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Hawk Ridge on the 22nd, and had flocks of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and RED CROSSBILLS fly overhead. Two UPLAND SANDPIPERS flew past the Hawk Ridge main overlook on the 23rd.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD and a GREAT EGRET were found in Itasca County on the 23rd at the White Oak Lake boat landing, one mile south of Deer River.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August 30th. 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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