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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, October 25, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 25, 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.
 
Most of the migrants have left the northwest now leaving only the waterfowl to move through. A few late migrants are still being seen, but numbers are greatly reduced. Weather has been cool during the past few days, and tonight there were a few snowflakes.
 
Gary Tischer observed 8 WESTERN GREBES on Detroit Lake in Becker County on October 20. At Tamarac NWR, Bruce Flaig found more than 100 TRUMPETER SWANS on October 22.
 
At Agassiz NWR in Marshall County, Gregg Knutsen saw a pair of TUNDRA SWANS with two cygnets late last week. Several BALD EAGLES are being seen on the refuge and DARK-EYED JUNCOS are visiting the office feeders.
 
From Roseau County, Beth Siverhus reported a GREATER YELLOWLEGS in Warroad on October 24.
 
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Bruce Flaig, Gary Tischer, and Gregg and Lynda Knutsen 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, November 1, 2012.

  

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, October 11, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 11, 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.
 
The weather has settled down into more typical fall weather, but still remains on the cool side. We are hoping for a slight warm up to finish the fall work around the yards. The last of the sparrows and some finches are coming through now, and most other songbirds have departed.
 
Brad and Dee Ehlers in Otter Tail County reported 50 DARK-EYED JUNCOS, three FOX SPARROWS, one HARRIS'S SPARROW, and four WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS in their yard on October 5. A RED-TAILED HAWK  made a pass over the yard also. On October 10 , they reported a flock of 200 AMERICAN ROBINS on the north side of Otter Tail Lake, and a GREAT BLUE HERON along CR 1 a mile east of Fergus Falls.
 
From Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETGOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETFOX SPARROWWHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and many DARK-EYED JUNCOS in the yard. On October 11,  a flock of 200 BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS was seen in Dorset, and the first PINE SISKIN was also seen.
 
Dave and Betty Hochhalter in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, reported RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERDARK-EYED JUNCOSWHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and PURPLE FINCH on October 7. Thousands of AMERICAN COOTS were seen on Detroit Lake along with five WOOD DUCKS.
 
Lynda Knutsen reported a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK seen at Agassiz refuge headquarters on October 9. She also mentioned that the numbers of TUNDRA SWANS at the refuge are increasing while there are still many SANDHILL CRANES and numerous ducks and geese there. Heidi Hughes at the Audubon Center observed a possible CASPIAN TERN at the impoundments north of the center on October 3. Kelly Gillund , also in Marshall County, saw three BALD EAGLES in her yard on October 9 - two immatures and one white-headed adult.
 
Thanks to Brad and Dee Ehlers, Dave and Betty Hochhalter, Heidi Hughes, Kelly Gillund, Lynda Knutsen, and Marshall Howe 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, October 18, 2012


  


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, October 18, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 18, 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.
 
It has been a cool week in the northwest, and the last two days have given us some much needed rain. However, it hasn't been fun to be outside due today at least to the strong northwest winds. Many of the sparrows mentioned last week have departed , leaving the stragglers at the feeders.
 
Beth Siverhus saw her first NORTHERN SHRIKE of the season in the Beltrami Island State Forest in Lake of the Woods County on October 17. Also seen were several RUFFED GROUSE, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER. Gretchen Mehmel reported that a NORTHERN HAWK OWL has been seen on the Roosevelt Road north of the Norris fire tower.
 
Shelley Steva at the Agassiz Valley Impoundment , Marshall County, on October 13 observed a mixed flock of around 1000 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS. Two TUNDRA SWANS, NORTHERN SHOVELERPIED-BILLED GREBES, many AMERICAN COOTS, some KILLDEER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, more than 100 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and around 1600 SANDHILL CRANES were also there. The water is being let out and the mudflats won't last long unless today's rain delays the process. On October 14, Shelley and I found two GREAT EGRETS, two BALD EAGLES, and several AMERICAN PIPITS there. Numbers of plovers had decreased.
 
From Becker County, Steve Midthune reported HARRIS'S SPARROWS, and the first PINE SISKINS in Detroit Lakes on October 17.
 
Marshall Howe in Hubbard County observed HOODED MERGANSERSPIED-BILLED GREBES and two BONAPARTE'S GULLS on October 12. On the 15th, he saw RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETAMERICAN TREE SPARROWWHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. October 17th  he saw WOOD DUCKS, several RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS.
 
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, October 25, 2012.

  

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, October 4, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, October 4, 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.

 
Tonight as the northwest lies under a blanket of snow, we feel the first bite of the winter winds. The bad weather was welcome as many fires were burning over the dry land, and threatening, even consuming some homes. Now we are in the midst of the first winter storm, after temperatures of 80 degrees on Monday. It's never dull in the Midwest. With the changing temperatures, large numbers of AMERICAN ROBINS and DARK-EYED JUNCOS appeared on their way south.
 
Brad and Dee Ehlers in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, reported that on October 1, 50 DARK-EYED JUNCOS, a WHITE-THOATED SPARROW, and a NORTHERN CARDINAL pair with 3 of this season's young were in their yard.
 
From Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported two AMERICAN WOODCOCKS on September 30. By October 4, he was seeing CEDAR WAXWINGSWHITE-THROATED SPARROWSHARRIS'S SPARROWSWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWFOX SPARROWDARK-EYED JUNCOS, and PURPLE FINCHES among others.
 
Kristy May in Waubun in Norman County reported 6 TURKEY VULTURES and 3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS on October 3. DARK-EYED JUNCOS were common.
 
Sandy Aubol in Polk County observed AMERICAN PIPITS at the East Grand Forks wastewater treatment ponds on September 30. A RED-TAILED HAWK and several EASTERN BLUEBIRDS were also seen in the county.
 
Shelley Steva and I found a BELTED KINGFISHER in Red Lake County on September 30.
 
Here in Pennington County, there are hoards of DARK-EYED JUNCOS since the weekend. On September 29 , I saw several GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS in our yard near Thief River Falls. On September 30, we saw a SHARP-TAILED GROUSE in the county.
 
Shelley Steva and I saw a SHARP-SHINNED HAWKGREEN HERON, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER in northeastern Clearwater County on September 30. An AMERICAN PIPIT was seen along CR 223.
 
Pat DeWenter in Bemidji, Beltrami County, reported  3 PILEATED WOODPECKES, 13 FOX SPARROWS, 15 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and 3 DARK-EYED JUNCOS on October 4.
 
Thanks to Brad and Dee Ehlers, Kristy May, Marshall Howe, Sandy Aubol, and Pat DeWenter 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, October 11, 2012.

  


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