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*Detroit Lakes
*January 10, 2008

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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: January 10, 2008
Sponsor: Lakes Area Birding Club, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reports: 1-800-542-3992 (weekdays during business hours)
Compiler: Jeanie Joppru (ajjoppru@wiktel.com)

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, January 10, 2008 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 mild week in the northwest , but not much melting has occurred. A little freezing fog has glazed the sidewalks and secondary roads, and with little traffic, they require careful driving, and not many instant "birding stops".

From Kittson County, Larry Wilebski continues to report GRAY JAYS, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, and PINE GROSBEAKS north of Lancaster.

Doug Johnson reported that the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE in Bemidji, Beltrami County, could still be found on January 7 at 313 Rako St SW. A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER appeared in his yard at 7300 Vireo Ct NE.

On January 6, Doug saw a RING-BECKED PHEASANT east of Mahnomen in Mahnomen County along MN 200.

Matt Mecklenburg relocated the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE near 1001 Elm St. S in Moorhead, Clay County. On January 6, he found a NORTHERN PINTAIL with about 500 MALLARDS in a field about 2 miles east of the northeast cell at the Moorhead wastewater treatment ponds. Other species seen in the county included WILD TURKEY, both nuthatches, an AMERICAN ROBIN, and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.

Ben Fritchman reported on the Philbrook CBC , which was conducted in Todd County on January 1. They found 34 species including two NORTHERN GOSHAWK, NORTHERN FLICKER, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, SNOW BUNTINGS, HOARY REDPOLL, and 8 PINE GROSBEAKS.

Dan and Sandy Thimgan found EVENING GROSBEAKS in Wadena County on January 4, but were not able to re-locate the American Three-toed Woodpecker reported earlier.


Connie Norheim and Becky Oberlander were in the Rothsay area of Wilkin County on January 5 where they observed GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE, 6 DARK-EYED JUNCOS at a feeder in Rothsay, SNOW BUNTINGS, and COMMON REDPOLLS.

Thanks to Ben Fritchman, Connie Norheim, Becky Oberlander, Doug Johnson, Larry Wilebski, Matt Mecklenburg, Roland Jordahl, and Dan and Sandy Thimgan for their reports. Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@wiktel.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 17, 2008.

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

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