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Friday, February 1, 2013

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, January 31, 2013

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 31, 2013 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 a few mild day, the cold has settled in to northwest Minnesota for a few days, bringing many birds to the feeders for high energy foods.
Ben Eckhoff  reported from Lake Carlos State Park in Douglas County that 20 PINE GROSBEAKS were seen at the park on January 26. 13 RING-NECKED PHEASANTS were also observed that day near Carlos. Two PILEATED WOODPECKERS were seen at the park on January 30.
Dave and Betty Hochhalter in Detroit Lakes in Becker County reported that they had seen RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERNORTHERN CARDINALPINE GROSBEAKSRED CROSSBILLS,  and HOARY REDPOLL in their area on January 25. At Rainbow Resort near Waubun, Linda Schumann reported one RUSTY BLACKBIRDCOMMON REDPOLLSPINE GROSBEAKS, and RED CROSSBILLS at the resort feeders on January 29.
The VARIED THRUSH is still coming to the feeders of Kathy Bresee in Moorhead, Clay County.
Heidi Hughes at the Audubon Center in Polk County near Warren found a BOREAL OWL there on January 25. Sandy Aubol in East Grand Forks reported a small flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS there on January 29.
In Roseau County, Heidi Hughes got a report of another BOREAL OWL hanging around the home of Gloria Borgen in Greenbush on January 31.
Thanks to Ben Eckhoff, Dave and Betty Hochhalter, Heidi Hughes, Kathy Bresee, Linda Schumann, and  Sandy Aubol for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at [email protected] 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, February 7, 2013.

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