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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 30, 2010 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

As the old year winds down, we are experiencing  a taste of the Arctic tonight with strong winds and very cold temperatures with blowing snow. We hope the weather will settle enough so that it doesn't disturb the upcoming weekend events.

Bryan Newman reported a SNOWY OWL on Christmas Day near the intersection of CR 178 and CR 165 in Wilkin County. The bird was flying away to the south rapidly. It should also be noted that CR 178 is not shown to intersect with CR 165 except maybe via a minimum maintenance road. However, since the bird was flying away, it probably is not in that location west of Rothsay now.Other species seen in the area included a RING-NECKED PHEASANT, a GREAT HORNED OWL, many SNOW BUNTINGS, and a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD.

Beth Siverhus reported an AMERICAN ROBIN in Warroad in Roseau County on December 29.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus and Bryan Newman for their reports. If you went on any CBC's in the northwest in the past week or so, please send in your best sightings.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, January 6, 2011.
  

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 23, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 23, 2010 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

This has been a beautiful week of winter weather in the far northwest, little snow, but enough to keep all pristine white, and temperatures not too cold with little wind. Can we hope that this pattern continues?Caution is advised while travelling on secondary roads, and in towns, as curves and corners are extremely slippery, although there is no ice on the roads yet this year.

On December 17, Beth Siverhus observed 5 NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along MN 72 in Lake of the Woods and Beltrami Counties.

Larry Wilebski reported that the VARIED THRUSH was still in Lancaster, Kittson County on December 19.

From Polk County, Bruce Flaig reported a PILEATED WOODPECKER, some COMMON REDPOLLS, and strangely, a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD on December 18. Karen Suldahl in Climax saw a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on December 20, and a  BALD EAGLE on December 22. Also on the 22nd, Sandy Aubol observed a female NORTHEN CARDINAL in East Grand Forks; also seen that day were both CEDAR WAXWINGS and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS.

In Clay County, the Fargo-Moorhead CBC had a great day on December 18 where 58 species were tallied. Minnesota sightings included BLACK DUCK, 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 17 GRAY PARTRIDGE, 25 WILD TURKEYS, 8 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, 16 CEDAR WAXWINGS, and one WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL.

Beau Shroyer saw a GREAT HORNED OWL in Detroit Lakes,Becker County, on December 16, and about 400 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were there on December 18.

The Fergus Falls CBC was also held on December 18, and on that one, a female HARLEQUIN DUCK was discovered by Steve Millard near the railroad trestle in downtown Fergus Falls. To get to the location, turn south off Lincoln Ave onto Vine St.  just west of the Service Food Store. This street dead ends, and the bird was seen in the river just before you reach the trestle. Other species seen that day included HOODED MERGANSER, BUFFLEHEAD, CANVASBACK, LAPLAND LONGSPURS, SNOW BUNTINGS, and COMMON REDPOLLS.

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Beth Siverhus, Bob O'Connor, Brad and Dee Ehlers, Bruce Flaig, Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Karen Suldahl, Larry Wilebski, and Sandy Aubol.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, December 30, 2010.

 
  

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 16, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 16, 2010 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

Weather in the  far northwest has been quiet this week, and relatively wind free, so the cold temperatures have not been a huge problem. Further south , however, it has been more active, as those of you in the Twin Cities can attest! Bird sightings have not included a lot of species, but for most, they are birds we all hope to see in the winter.

Dan and Sandy Thimgan report that the EASTERN TOWHEE is still coming to the feeders of Jeff Schultz near the town of Ottertail. For information on how to view this bird email jschultz@lakesplus.com . Dan also reported more than 100 TRUMPETER SWANS along CR 108 east of Ottertail on December 13 ; 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS and a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were also in the area. 

Marshall Howe saw 10 RED CROSSBILLS in Hubbard County near Little Sand Lake on December 11.

In Becker County , Ron Morton saw a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Detroit Lakes on December 9. A flock of over 100 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS  was also seen in Detroit Lakes by Beau Shroyer on December 16 Joel Arndt reported a GREAT HORNED OWL near Floyd Lake on December 12, while an AMERICAN ROBIN was seen by Beau Shroyer in Detroit Lakes on December 13.

Emily Hutchins , reporting on Polk County sightings on the weekend of December 9 to December 12, observed GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN, BALD EAGLE, HORNED LARKS, BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES, many SNOW BUNTINGS, and heard COMMON REDPOLLS , all along CR 102 between Crookston and Fertile near the Chicog WMA.

In Pennington County, Shelley Steva reported 100 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Thief River Falls on December 12, and an AMERICAN ROBIN on December 14.

Larry Wilebski in Kittson County found a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK feeding on a deer carcass on December 11 , and 75 to 100 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS  were in the town of Lancaster that day.

Beth Siverhus saw a NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Roseau County along MN 11 east of Salol on December 8 and 6 SHARP-TAILED GROUSE were seen along MN 11 six miles west of Warroad. A NORTHERN SHRIKE visited the feeders of Carol Parker in Warroad on December 6.

Last, but definitely not least, Dave Alexander reported that NORTHERN HAWK OWLS  are quite numerous this year. Last weekend, the banding team found 7 of them from Kelliher to Baudette along MN 72, one along Lake of the Woods CR 1, one along MN 11, and 4 in the Roseau Bog area. This includes owls in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Roseau Counties. One SNOWY OWL was banded on the west side of Baudette about a quarter mile north of MN11 on the Wheeler's Point Road. Interestingly, no GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen.

Take note that the northern CBC's in Roseau, Beltrami Island State Forest, and Baudette will be held on January 1-2-3 this year, and all are welcome to come. Please let me know if you are interested and I can supply dates and times of meeting places.

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Beth Siverhus, Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Dave Alexander, Emily Hutchins, Joel Arndt, Larry Wilebski, Marshall Howe, Ron Morton, and Shelley Steva for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, December 23, 2010.
  

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 9, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 9, 2010 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

We are settling into the winter routine here in the northwest, going to work almost in the dark, and coming home in the dark, and the species seen are few in number, but very welcome indeed. The winter world would be quiet indeed without the busy chatter of chickadees and nuthatches. They can almost make one believe that the cold doesn't matter.

Katie Haws  saw two NORTHERN HAWK OWLS along MN 72 in Lake of the Woods County on December 8. One was in the usual vicinity between mile markers 49 and 50, the other about 10 miles south of Baudette.

Beth Siverhus reported BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in Warroad on December 3.

Unusual was the VARIED THRUSH seen and reported by Larry Wilebski in Lancaster as recently as December 4. This bird has been in Lancaster for about two weeks that we know of. On December 5, Larry saw a SHORT-EARED OWL,  and a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD continues to hang around.

On November 27, Katie Haws observed a VARIED THRUSH in her yard in Beltrami County. Other birds  reported by Katie in Beltrami County included a NORTHERN SHRIKE and two BALD EAGLES  near Waskish.

From Marshall County, Diana Morkassel reported 35 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, an AMERICAN ROBIN, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER at their home east of Warren on December 4.

Dave Lambeth reported a female COOPER'S HAWK and BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS in East Grand Forks, Polk County, on December 4.Sandy Aubol saw 35 CEDAR WAXWINGS, some COMMON REDPOLLS, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE there on December 6.

In Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Beau Shroyer saw a MOURNING DOVE on December 1.

Dan and Sandy Thimgan in Otter Tail County saw BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Battle Lake on December 7. A late RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD and a MOURNING DOVE were also seen.

Marshall Howe reported 150 SNOW BUNTINGS and a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK in far western Cass County on December 5.

In Douglas County John Ellis observed 20 CEDAR WAXWINGS and 30 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS near the intersection of CR 22 and West Lake Cowdry Road on December 5.Also seen were 3 AMERICAN COOTS, 4 NORTHERN SHRIKES and some SNOW BUNTINGS.

Thanks to Beau Shroyer, Beth Siverhus, Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Dave Lambeth, Diana Morkassel, John Ellis, Katie Haws, Larry Wilebski, Marshall Howe, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, December 16, 2010.
  

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Great Resorts of Minnesota

18 Degrees at East Silent Resort today…and snow tomorrow!

As some of you know, East Silent Resort will be one of 30 +/- resorts featured in a new book titled Great Resorts of Minnesota by Neil Johnson. Mark Harlow (professional photographer) spent a couple days at East Silent Resort this past summer. We’ve included many of his photos on the East Silent Resort Facebook Page. Some will be featured in Great Resorts of Minnesota which will be on bookshelves summer 2011.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, December 2, 2010

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, December 2, 2010 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

It looks as if we will have a white Christmas in the northwest this year. Perhaps that will encourage all of us to get out , play in the snow, and go birding. Fewer birds were reported this week, probably due in part to the snowy weather and bad travelling conditions, and partly due to this busy season.

On November 30, Nancy Jackson saw 30 COMMON MERGANSERS in Walker, Cass County.

In Otter Tail County, Nancy saw a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on November 29 and a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER on November 30. Alma Ronningen had two COMMON REDPOLLS in her yard on November 30, and on December 2, one AMERICAN ROBIN and 4 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were still to be seen in her yard.

Connie Norheim observer two mature BALD EAGLES flying over the Moorhead Center Mall in Clay County on November 26.

Sandy Aubol saw a MERLIN and a NORTHERH SHRIKE in East Grand Forks, Polk County on November 24.She saw  a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK fly through her yard on November 26. On the 30th, a BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD appeared at the feeder. December 2, a female NORTHERN CARDINAL, and 55 to 60 COMMON REDPOLLS were observed in the area. Another NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen by Shelley Steva 5 miles north of Erskine on November 27, while a dark phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen along US 59 a miles north of Erskine.

Connie Cox in Clearwater County had a female BREWER'S BLACKBIRD at her feeder near Itasca State Park.

Beth Siverhus reported seeing the NORTHERN HAWK OWL in Beltrami County along MN 72 at mile marker 48 on November 29. BALD EAGLES and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were observed in both Beltrami and Lake of the Woods Counties that day.

In Kittson County on November 25 an injured NORTHERN KESTREL was found and sent to the raptor center for treatment.

One SHARP-TAILED GROUSE  was seen along CR 1 in Lake of the Woods County on November 29.

Thanks to Alma Ronningen, Beth Siverhus, Connie Cox, Connie Norheim, Nancy Jackson,  Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@q.com OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, December 9, 2010.
  

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