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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TURTLE RACES 6-27-12 PERHAM, MN

PERHAM'S INTERNATIONAL TURTLE RACES

               June 27, 2012

 

Today's Champions: 

2nd place Abby Zepper (Perham, MN), 3rd place Riley Crum (North Springs, IA) and

1st place Sydney Olson (Powell, WY)

 

We had 303 racers today from:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois,

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas Washington, and Wisconsin

We also had a gal 92 years young participate in today's races!  Great Job!

 

 


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Friday, June 22, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, June 21, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 21, 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.
 
Summer has come and with it many young birds and their noisy chatter. Parent birds are hurrying around frantically trying to keep all the little mouths fed. The landscape is looking greener in the northwest due to several timely rains. Fortunately, we have not been the recipients of the deluges received elsewhere.
 
In Lake of the Woods County, Beth Siverhus found a DICKCISSEL south of Williams on June 16.
 
On June 16,Kyle TePoel found five EASTERN TOWHEES, and a singing CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Lake Bronson SP in Kittson County on June 16. Last week he observed two GRAY PARTRIDGES near Hallock, 4 UPLAND SANDPIPERS between Lake Bronson and Beaches WMA, an AMERICAN BITTERN northwest of Karlstad, and LE CONTE'S SPARROWS widely throughout the county.
 
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Gregg Knutsen reported a brood of SHARP-TAILED GROUSE about 10 days old on June 1, and on June 15, there were 12 RING-NECKED DUCKS on Headquarters Pool.
 
At our place east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County, a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER has been feeding a juvenile at our feeder since June 20.
 
Holly and Myron Peterson saw two NORTHERN HARRIERS, and 12 BOBOLINKS at Malmberg Prairie SNA, 2 miles west and 3 miles north of Eldred in Polk County on June 20. Sandy Aubol saw the DICKCISSEL reported at the East Grand Forks greenway still present on June 16.
 
While conducting surveys in Norman County, Randy Frederickson found a SHORT-EARED OWL seven miles east of Borup on June 21. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen about a half mile north on a dead end road off CR 1 about 4 miles west of MN 32.  A few days ago, a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen at the intersection of MN 75 and MN 200 in Halstad.
 
Marshall Howe saw a DICKCISSEL in Akeley Township in Hubbard County about a mile west of the Cass County line on June 15. On June 16, he found a singing CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Lake Alice Township along CR 3.
 
Barb and Dennis Martin relocated the ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at Maplewood SP in Otter Tail County that had been found on June 11 by a VENT tour. It was still there on June 20 on the right side of the road about a quarter miles beyond the contact station. On June 19, Gary and Marion Otnes reported a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and an INDIGO BUNTING at their place in Fergus Falls, and nesting MARBLED GODWITS and UPLAND SANDPIPERS in Western Township. A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was also seen in  that township.   
 
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Barb and Dennis Martin, Gary and Marion Otnes, Gregg Knutsen, Holly and Myron Peterson, Kyle DePoel, Marshall Howe, Randy Frederickson, and Sandy Aubol for their reports.
 
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, June 28, 2012.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Turtle Fest is Here!

PERHAM, MINNESOTA

 

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, June 14, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 14, 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.
 
We are deep into the nesting season now, and weather is more summerlike. A little rain , and in some places a lot, has fallen in the last week, so things are looking greener. With lots of folks out surveying and atlasing, interesting birds are being reported. Dickcissels are apparently having a good year in the area, in keeping with the drier start to the nesting season.
 
In Becker County Beau Shroyer found a DICKCISSEL in the Detroit Lakes north industrial park on June 11 and subsequently a second one was found there. Beau also found a LARK SPARROW on the south side of Big Detroit Lake in the Timber Creek development on June 12. Ron Erpelding found SEMIPALMATED PLOVERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER at Hamden Slough NWR near the headquarters on June 12.
 
A VENT tour group found a skylarking SPRAGUE'SPIPIT at Felton Prairie  in Clay County on June 8. The bird was seen as recently as June 12. Directions are to park at the first fence north of the windmills, then walk east along the fenceline to the metal pipeline post. Joel Schmidt also reported several CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS about  a half mile north of the Sprague's pipit. Frank Gosiak observed MARBLED GODWITUPLAND SANDPIPERDICKCISSELSGRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and LE CONTE'S SPARROW there on June 10.
 
Ron Erpelding observed two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, and  several DICKCISSELS in Norman County. A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was seen southeast of Ada.
 
In Mahnomen County, Ron found two DICKCISSELS just before CR 10 turns east about a mile west of Mahnomen.
 
In Polk County, Russ Wilbur found a DICKCISSEL at the East Grand Forks greenway.
 
Here in Pennington County  east of Thief River Falls, an AMERICAN REDSTART appears to be singing on territory in our yard near the Red Lake River.
 
Lynda Knutsen reported from Agassiz NWR on June 7 that a brood of AMERICAN GOLDENEYES was seen at Kelly Pool.
 
Marshall Howe saw a DICKCISSEL in southeast Clearwater County on CR 29 just east of CR 2 two miles from the Beltrami County line. BLACK-BILLED MAGPIESLE CONTE'S SPARROW, and BOBOLINK  were also seen in the county. Ron Erpelding reported WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER at the Bagley wastewater treatment ponds on June 12.
 
Gary Huschle and I in the course of a BBA survey  in western Beltrami County, found a COMMON LOON with two young, TURKEY VULTUREBROADWINGED HAWK, SANDHILL CRANE with a colt, BARRED OWLWINTER WRENHERMIT THRUSH, several GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, NORTHERN PARULAMOURNING WARBLERPINE WARBLER, a nesting SWAMP SPARROW and an INDIGO BUNTING.
 
Larry Wilebski called on June 13 to report a DICKCISSEL in Kittson County on the Tombstone Highway about two miles from its west end on the south side of the road. On the weekend a visiting birder saw the following species in the vicinity of Larry's cabin northwest of Lancaster: GRAY PARTRIDGENORTHERN GOSHAWKBLACK-BILLED CUCKOOLONG-EARED OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL,WHIP-POOR-WILLWILLOW FLYCATCHEREASTERN TOWHEE, and LE CONTE'S SPARROW.
 
Thanks to all the folks who sent in 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, June 21, 2012.
 

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 13, 2012- Turtle Race #2

 

 

Grand Champions (pictured with Marin Anderson Miss Teen Northwest:)

Emma Bowers (Perham), Brayden Beckering, Eden Prairie and Deserae Koljonen (NY Mills.)

 

 

Racers Maggie and Laurie Schleeter from Eden Prairie, MN

We had 207 racers today from Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  

Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

Both races 1 & 2 in 2012 have had more racers than week 1 & 2 in 2011.

There will be two races next week during Turtle fest, Wed. & Friday.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

TURTLE FEST - PERHAM, MN

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, June 7, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 7, 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.
 
This has been the first really warm week in the northwest. Migration is over, and now we are seeing the first of the season's baby birds. Of note this year is an increased number of cuckoos being heard and seen, perhaps a foretelling of another big caterpillar year next year.
 
Martin Kehoe reported from the Beltrami Island State Forest in Lake of the Woods County. Species seen there in June include a TRUMPETER SWAN  pair with four cygnets. On June 3, Brown's Lake held 9 TRUMPETER SWANS and 19 TUNDRA SWANS still. Rounding out his list were SPRUCE GROUSE, mating SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, and families of GRAY JAYS with young. Brad Bolduan observed BOREAL CHICKADEES in the forest also on the weekend.
 
From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported RUFFED GROUSESHARP-TAILED GROUSENORTHERN HARRIER , MARBLED GODWITGREAT HORNED OWLBLACK-BILLED CUCKOOGREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHEROLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERBROWN THRASHERWILSON'S WARBLERLE CONTE'S SPARROW, and SCARLET TANAGER.
 
In Beltrami County, Brad Bolduan found a GREAT GRAY OWL  along MN 72 north of Kelliher on June 2.
 
Ashley Hitt at Agassiz NWR reported a BUFFLEHEAD brood of 10 at Farmes Pool, a COMMON LOON at Parker Pool, a pair of SANDHILL CRANES with a colt on the refuge, GREEN HERON and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER this week. Shelley Steva visited the Agassiz Valley Impoundment on June 3 where she found numerous duck species, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANSANDHILL CRANESUPLAND SANDPIPERS, 15 MARBLED GODWITSWILSON'S PHALAROPESEASTERN KINGBIRDS, and, at the Audubon Center,  CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER.
 
Shelley Steva found a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE in Polk County south of the Audubon Center.
 
Gary Tischer reported a HOUSE WREN in his yard in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on June 5. They seem to be unusually numerous this year , as I heard three singing HOUSE WRENS while standing in one spot in our yard this week. On May 31, the last wave of warblers to hit our yard included a MOURNING WARBLER. A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was calling in our neighborhood this morning.
 
Dave Hochhalter in Becker County reported CEDAR WAXWINGS in Detroit Lakes this week.
 
Thanks to Ashley Hitt, Beth Siverhus, Brad Bolduan, Dave Hochhalter, Gary Tischer, Martin Kehoe, and Shelley Steva for their reports.
 
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, June 14, 2012.
 

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Perham Turtle Race #1 2012

Perham Turtle Races

June 6, 2012 Race Results - FIRST race of the season

 

 

Grand Champion:  Kason O'Brien (Nortold, NE),  

Runners up:  Ella VonRuden (Perham, MN) and Eli Symmonda (Peoria, IL)

 

We had 143 racers from:  Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We had International Racers today from Germany.

 

Information Provided by Perham Area Chamber of Commerce

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Turtle Fest 2012

We still have some last minute vacation home openings the week of June 16th. Turtle Fest is just another great reason to visit.

 

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, May 31, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, may 31, 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.
 
After nearly a week of cold, finally we have received some warm temperatures, and migration seems to have resumed as the stragglers are appearing. Birding is somewhat difficult now as the leaves are fully out . Not many new migrants are coming through, but there are greater numbers of resident birds. Young of several species are being fed by adults in many yards. Here in Pennington County, Karie Stranberg documented a robin's nest with photos of mother and young these last weeks.
 
Steve Midthune in Becker County reported that there are still some interesting shorebirds at Hamden Slough NWR this week. Included are SEMIPALMATED PLOVERRUDDY TURNSTONE, and WILLET, all still there as of May 31.
 
Dozens of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were in the yard of Vicki Stolz on May 28 , and on May 31, a flock of 20 TUNDRA SWANS flew over her home near Fisher in Polk County. Russ Wilbur reported several RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at the East Grand Forks campground on May 30. Also in East Grand Forks, Sandy Aubol reported on May 26,  HOUSE FINCH fledglings and PINE SISKINS in her yard. A bike ride through the Greenway yielded sightings of MERLINCOMMON NIGHTHAWK, and INDIGO BUNTING on May 30.
 
At Goose Lake in Pennington County, Bill Blackburn found 2 WHIMBRELS on May 27. Gary Tischer observed a COMMON NIGHTHAWK flying over Thief River Falls on May 30. I saw a GRAY PARTRIDGE along Johnson Drive east of Thief River Falls on May 30, and today, May 31, a MOURNING WARBLER was singing in our yard.
 
From Agassiz NWR, Lynda Knutsen sent a report of the highlight species seen by the Detroit Lakes Festival birders on May 20 that just missed last week's report. Included were 1 WHITE-FACED IBIS, 30 WILLETS, 15 HUDSONIAN GODWITS and assorted other shorebirds. On May 21, a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at headquarters by Lynda Knutsen. Warblers seen there on May 22 included CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERWILSON'S WARBLERCAPE MAY WARBLERBLACKPOLLMAGNOLIA WARBLER, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. On May 23, Jim Graham saw a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON . Gregg Knutsen reported 27 WESTERN GREBES and 25 CANVASBACKS on Headquarters Pool on May 24. A CANADA WARBLER was spotted  at headquarters on May 26.Two HORNED GREBES and 300 BLACK TERNS were seen on May 30 on Agassiz Pool.
 
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, June 7, 2012.

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