Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*April 29, 2010

-Birds mentioned -Transcript

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: April 29, 2010
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, April 29th, 2010 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A RED-THROATED LOON and 540 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were found by Peder Svingen on the 28th at the Park Point Recreation Area beach house. Peder also found a late ICELAND GULL on the 26th at Wisconsin Point.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in Duluth Township on the 28th along the West Knife River Road (CR 42), 0.1 mile west of the Lake County line.

A LARK SPARROW was found on the 23rd at the Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area along MN Highway 61, 3 miles northeast of Gooseberry State Park.

Warren Nelson heard 3 YELLOW RAILS in Aitkin County on the 26th at the French Lake W.M.A. northeast of Aitkin.

Recent new arrivals in the area include SORA, PURPLE MARTIN, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, and VESPER SPARROW.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, May 6th.

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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