Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*August 12, 2004

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Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: August 12, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 12th.

As is typical at this time of year, the majority of reports are of southbound shorebirds.

An August 6th survey of Mud Lake in Traverse County as well as several spots in Lac Qui Parle County produced a total of 15,232 shorebirds, and among the 23 species found were BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN AVOCET, WILLET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.

As well, large numbers of shorebirds were reported from a wetland two miles north and two miles east of St. Leo in Yellow Medicine County. On the 10th there were as many as 1500 shorebirds present of 14 species.

And on the 9th, an AMERICAN AVOCET was at a wetland in Eden Prairie, Dakota County. The location is in the southwest corner of the intersection of state highway 5 and Prairie Center Drive.

This state-wide birding report is brought to you and financially supported by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU). The MOU is Minnesota's oldest and largest bird club.

The report is composed from observations generously submitted by MOU members and other birders throughout the state. You can support this weekly update by submitting your bird reports to Anthony Hertzel at axhertzel@sihope.com or by calling the hotline directly at 763-780-8890 and leaving a detailed message.

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In cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Tourism, highlights of this hotline can be now heard at a toll free number which is available to callers outside the Twin Cities area. The number is 1-800-657-3700.

The MOU is pleased to offer this service. Thank you, and good birding.

The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday, August 19th.

-- Anthony X. Hertzel -- axhertzel@sihope.com

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