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*August 28, 2008

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Hotline: Minnesota, Detroit Lakes
Date: August 28, 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,August 28, 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.

Fall is definitely here, but migration seems slow in getting going. Most of what we are seeing in the northwest is the gathering of the resident nesters in preparation for the journey south. Few northern migrants are being see yet. However there are small signs that migration has begun - shorebirds are coming through, and swallows are mostly gone. Nighthawks are coming through now.

Milt Blomberg visited Glendalough SP on August 23 where he found an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

Doug Johnson observed a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL on the Nicollet Trail at Itasca State Park on August 23.

Grand Forks birder, Russ Wilber, reported several RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS on the Polk County side of the Red River of the North on August 24.

In Red Lake County on August 22, Shelley Steva saw three TURKEY VULTURES about 5 miles east of Plummer.

On August 14, Shelley counted 15 CHIMNEY SWIFTS in Thief River Falls, Pennington County. There was a COMMON NIGHTHAWK flying over our yard near Thief River Falls on August 27.

Almost 2800 shorebirds of 18 species were tallied at Agassiz NWR in Marshall County on August 24, but few other migrants; shorebirds included one BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and one WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Most of the birds were at Tamarack and Webster Pools in the interior of the refuge.

Betty Snyder reported a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER in Cass County on August 21, at Anderson's Cove on Leech Lake about 8 miles north of Walker.

Kelly Larson reported that there were many migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in both Clearwater and Beltrami Counties on the past weekend. Also present in Clearwater County were many RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS.

Doug Johnson caught a nice warbler wave on August 24 off CR 29 on Meadow Lake Tails in the Chippewa NF in Beltrami County. He saw GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, as well as the more common NASHVILLE WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, OVENBIRD, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was also seen.

Thanks to Betty Snyder, Doug Johnson, Kelly Larson, Milt Blomberg, Russ Wilber, and Shelley Steva 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, September 4, 2008

Jeanie Joppru Pennington County, MN

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