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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day in Perham, MN

Looking for something to do today? You still have time...

 

Perham Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony

TODAY: Monday, May 28, 2012, at Noon in the Perham Village Cemetery (East Old Hwy 10)

  

OR

 

Traditional Memorial Service With special music

Brought to you by Perham VFW Post 4020, American Legion Post 61 and Ladies Auxiliary

TODAY: Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:00 AM

Location: Prairie Wind Middle School

Serving: All you can eat Waffles, Flavored Syrups and Beverages (Homemade Sausage from the Perham Meat Locker)

7:00am to 12:00pm

$7.50 at the door

Children age 5 & younger eat free

Carry outs available

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, May 24, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 24, 2012 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.
 
Here is the northwest migration appears to be largely over, as we only hear the normal resident nesters in our yards. A trip north into Roseau and northern Beltrami County today did not find any migrants that would not nest in the area. We still hope for a few more, but think the winds of the last week or so may have blown them right over us.
 
From Warroad in Roseau County, Beth Siverhus  reported a CONNECTICUT WARBLER in her yard in Warroad. Other species seen in the county this week included WESTERN KINGBIRDEASTERN KINGBIRDRUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,  CEDAR WAXWINGWILSON'S WARBLERCOMMON YELLOWTHROAT, BLACKPOLL, NASHVILLE WARBLER,  and CAPE MAY WARBLER. This afternoon I found a pair of COMMON LOONS,  two GREEN HERONS and about 10 MARBLED GODWITS at the Nereson impoundment.
 
Larry Wilebski reported more than 100 shorebirds at the WMA north of Orleans in Kittson County this week. On his property, there are LEAST BITTERNNORTHERN GOSHAWKBOBOLINK, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.
 
In Beltrami County, Andrew Nyhus saw a GREAT GRAY OWL along MN 72 five miles south of Waskish today. I found GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS in three places along the Moose River Road northwest in far northwestern Beltrami County today also.
 
Bill Blackburn reported 19 species of shorebirds at the Agassiz Valley impoundment in Marshall and Polk Counties ,north of the Audubon Center , including many HUDSONIAN GODWITSAMERICAN BITTERN and SORA were also present among other species. On May 22, Maggie Anderson found 7 WESTERN GREBES there. A WHITE-FACED IBIS was among the 16 species of shorebirds identified by the Detroit Lake Festival tour at Agassiz NWR on May 20.
 
I checked on the COMMON RAVEN nest in Pennington County this week, only to find that the big babies have fledged but are still in the area. RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS have finally returned to Thief River Falls this week.
 
Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks, Polk County reported COMMON NIGHTHAWKand CHIMNEY SWIFT on May 21, and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD on May 18. Russ Wilbur observed several RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at the south end of the East Grand Forks campground on May 23.
 
From Mahnomen County, Kristy May reported SANDHILL CRANES south of Ogema,  a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER on the north edge of Calloway, as well as CHIMNEY SWIFTS and CEDAR WAXWINGS. Three ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen in her yard on May 24.
 
Dennis Weisenborn found a CONNECTICUT WARBLER on the Moorhead side of the North Dam in Clay County on May 23.
 
In Becker County, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Balmoral Golf Course and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Hamden Slough by the Detroit Lakes Birding Festival.
 
David Harrington found a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER at the north end of Walker Bay on Leech Lake in Hubbard County on May 18.
 
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County saw HUDSONIAN GODWITS and three CASPIAN TERNS on the north end of Upper Twin Lake near Hubbard on May 19. A COMMON MERGANSER and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO  were seen in Dorset on May 22, and a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on May 23.
 
In Cass County, Marshall Howe found BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE, and WILSON'S PHALAROPES at the Walker wastewater treatment ponds on May 17.
 
Charlene Nelson observed a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS on a pond just south of Battle Lake in Otter Tail County on CR 78 on May 22.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, May 31, 2012.

 


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Friday, May 18, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, May 17, 2021

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 17, 2012 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.
 
Birds continue to pour north at a quick pace now that the wind has gone to the south and southwest. New this week are many of the insect eaters such as flycatcher, vireos, and some new warblers. Trees are almost fully leafed out, and warbler watching is difficult, and will be even more so if we get rain.
 
Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported AMERICAN REDSTART, ORCHARD ORIOLE, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on May 10. On May 14, Alma Ronningen saw a SANDHILL CRANE pair with 2 colts. Also seen that day were BLACKPOLL and YELLOW WARBLER. On May 15, she had two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, GREAT CRESTER FLYCATHER, RED-EYED VIREO, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, VEERY,GRAY CATBIRD, CAPE MAY WARBLER, and PINE SISKIN. INDIGO BUNTING was seen on May 16 . Roland Jordahl was at Maplewood SP on May 17 where he saw COMMON LOON, BARRED OWL, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. In Pelican Rapids a COOPER'S HAWK visited his yard.
 
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported CASPIAN TERN and LEAST FLYCATCHER in Dorset on May 11.  A warbler wave came through on May 16 when he saw GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART,  WILSON'S WARBLER, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, EASTERN KINGBIRD, LEAST FLYCATCHER, and PINE SISKIN were also seen. MOURNING WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER were seen May 13. Bob Ekblad reported a WESTERN KINGBIRD south of Park Rapids along the road that skirts the airport on May 17. .
 
Steve Midthune reported that SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER , BLACK TERN, and BLACKPOLL were seen at Hamden Slough NWR in Becker County on May 13.
 
At Hawley in Clay County, Bob O'Connor saw a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE on May 12.
 
Joanne Johnson  at  the Audubon Center in Polk County on May 12 saw a long list of species including VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, EASTERN TOWHEE, BROWN THRASHER , WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, HARRIS'S SPARROW, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. Gary Tischer observed 400 -500 CLIFF SWALLOWS flying under a bridge on US 2, 10 miles east of Crookston on May 16.
 
From the impoundment in Marshall County, just north of the Audubon center , Bill Blackburn reported GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, WESTERN GREBE, MARBLED GODWIT, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, WILLET and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE on May 13. Beth Siverhus reported  many species from Agassiz NWR that day including RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, AMERICAN BITTERN, SORA, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, SEDGE WREN, MARSH WREN, and GRAY CATBIRD. Several species of shorebirds were also seen. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at headquarters this week, and Jim Graham saw an EVENING GROSBEAK on May 11. FIELD SPARROW and PINE SISKIN were seen by Gregg Knutsen. The first RUDDY DUCK and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER were seen by Gregg Knutsen on May 10 at headquarters pool.
 
The COMMON RAVEN nest that we found in Pennington County at the Higginbotham WMA west of St Hilaire has been found to have 4 very large young ravens in it.
 
Pat DeWenter saw RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, HERMIT THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, OVENBIRD, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER in Bemidji, Beltrami County on May 11. On the 16th she  reported  EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, RED-EYED VIREO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and six species of warblers.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, May 24, 2012.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, May 10, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 10, 2012 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.
 
Finally the warmth and south winds have arrived. Our only fear is that the strong south winds today may have carried the migrants right over us. Many warblers are starting to arrive, most of the sparrows are here, and some of the other bug eaters  are slowly arriving. It really feels and smells like spring now.
 
Beth Siverhus in Roseau County reported GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLERYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE on May 6, BARN SWALLOWSHARRIS'S SPARROWSWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWWHITE-THROATED SPARROWSONG SPARROW, and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW on May 8 , and SEDGE WRENYELLOW WARBLERBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, and SWAMP SPARROW on May 9. She observed merlin activity in both Roseau and Warroad.
 
 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen in Lake Bronson in Kittson County by Fred Wilebski on May 9.
 
Kelly Larson in Clearwater County on May 5 observed RUFFED GROUSE drumming, BROAD-WINGED HAWKWILSON'S SNIPEHERMIT THRUSHOVENBIRD, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER , and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK. Connie Cox reported BALTIMORE ORIOLE on May 6, and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD on May 8 .
 
Greg Knutsen at Agassiz NWR on May 3 reported a WILLET at Headquarters Pool , and a pair of AMERICAN AVOCETSMARBLED GODWITSBAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS on Tamarac Pool which is in drawdown and offers great shorebird habitat. Note that a key is necessary to get to this pool. Other species seen at the refuge included FORSTER'S TERNSBOBOLINKS, and a few warbler species. Bill Blackburn found UPLAND SANDPIPERBOBOLINK, and more than 8 SHORT-EARED OWLS at the Agassiz impoundment north of the Audubon Sanctuary on May 8. Shelley Steva found MARBLED GODWITSHUDSONIAN GODWITSSEMIPALMATED PLOVER, many ducks, and AMERICAN PIPIT there on May 9. Cliff Steinhauer reported RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD at his place west of the Agassiz NWR on May 10.
 
In Pennington County at the Goose Lake IBA, Bill Blackburn found  AMERICAN BITTERNSORAVIRGINIA RAIL, and MARSH WREN on May 8. Here  in our yard on May 9 , I saw a PALM WARBLER, and on May 10 there was a HOUSE WRENRUBY-CROWNED KINGLETTENNESSEE WARBLER, and NASHVILLE WARBLER.
 
Sandy Aubol observed a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in East Grand Forks, Polk County,  on May 10. On the weekend of May 5, Kim Eckert's MBW found 15 species of shorebirds at Glacial Ridge in a wetland on the south side of US 2. Russ Wilbur saw nesting TRUMPETER SWANS at Rydell NWR on May 9. On May 8, Bill Blackburn found PEREGRINE FALCON and WILSON'S PHALAROPE at the Euclid impoundment. New warblers at the Aububon Center on May 9 included CAPE MAY WARBLERBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER , and AMERICAN REDSTART.
 
In Norman County, Joel Claus saw a single SHARP-TAILED GROUSE dancing with 16 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS on a lek on CR 28 0.2 miles east of the intersection of CR 28 and CR 33 on May 7.
 
Dave and Betty Hochhalter  reported RED-BELLIED WOODPECKEREASTERN PHOEBEWHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE in Detroit Lakes on May 4. Elsewhere in the county were WILD TURKEYSANDHILL CRANE, and others. On May 6 they added TURKEY VULTURE,and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, and on May 9, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.
 
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported OVENBIRD on May 3. Connie Cox at Itasca SP on May 8, observed  at Lake Ozawinid WESTERN GREBE and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. In and around Itasca SP, she observed BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERNORTHERN PARULACHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERYELLOW WARBLERBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERCOMMON YELLOWTHROAT and OVENBIRD on May 5.
 
Brad and Dee Ehlers reported a BARRED OWL a mile south of Ottertail, and a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, and a SCARLET TANAGER in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County on May 8.
 
Thanks to all the folks who sent in their sightings this week.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, May 17, 2011.

 


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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report - Thursday, May 3, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, May 3, 2012 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.
 
A little rain and some warmer humid weather has turned the northwest a vivid green and leaves are coming out all over. You need to be quick if you are to see the warblers before the trees are fully leafed out. Migration has been spotty in the last week, but new species continue to turn up every day.
 
Steve Midthune  reported  SWAINSON'S THRUSH and OVENBIRD at Tamarac NWR in Becker County on May 2.
 
Heidi Hughes in Polk County found LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE at the intersection of CR 68 and 23 on April 28. Other species seen in the area included ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKSWAINSON'S HAWKCOOPER'S HAWK, MARBLED GODWIT, HERMIT THRUSH, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. Leon and Donna Thoreson saw a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE in Climax on April 29.  Other species they saw included WOOD DUCKGREAT EGRETBELTED KINGFISHER, and PALM WARBLER. On April 29, Sandy Aubol saw a LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and on April 30, 6 HARRIS'S SPARROWS, 5 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and 12 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS in her East Grand Forks yard. On May 1, there was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and on May 2, a YELLOW WARBLER. On May 3, Leon and Donna Thoreson saw an EASTERN TOWHEE in their yard near Climax.
 
Tonight in our yard in Pennington County, I saw a SWAINSON'S THRUSHYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.
 
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County , Gregg Knutsen saw a MARSH WREN on April 23, Maggie Anderson found a VIRGINIA RAIL there on April 23, Lynda Knutsen reported a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at headquarters on April 25, and HARRIS'S SPARROWS arrived on May 1. Casey Skaggs found four AMERICAN AVOCETS on Tamarac Pool on May 2. Cliff Steinhauer found three SHARP-TAILED GROUSE leks in Marshall County on May 2 - two were in Excel township. One of those was a half mile east from 150th Ave on 250th St. There was  another in East Valley Township. He also found a GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN lek with 4 birds. He also reported 4 TURKEY VULTURES feasting on carrion  in the Thief River. A CANADA GOOSE with 6 goslings was spotted on May 2.
 
Paul Clay saw a TURKEY VULTURE at the south edge of Hallock in Kittson County on April 27.
 
Beth Siverhus in Warroad , Roseau County, reported RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on April 26. On the 29th, she saw CLIFF SWALLOWS and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, and on May 2 , EVENING GROSBEAKS near a feeder in Warroad. Other species seen in the area included COMMON GOLDENEYERUFFED GROUSESPOTTED SANDPIPERTRE SWALLOW, SWAMP SPARROW and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.
 
In Lake of the Woods County , Beth saw a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK south of Baudette on April 22.
 
Thanks to all the folks who sent in their sightings this week.
 
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net 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, May,10 2012  

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