Duluth RBA

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Previous reports: May 6 13 19 23 26 , June 3 10 17 24 .
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*Duluth/North Shore
*July 1, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 1, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 728-5030
Compiler: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)
Transcriber: David R. Benson (drbenson@cpinternet.com)
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This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, July 1, 2004, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Deborah Buria-Falkowski reported a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD near downtown Virginia, MN on June 27th in a small field area around Range Monument and the bike trail.

On the 26th, Kent Nickell found a female BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER in the Sax-Zim area on Owl Ave, a half mile south of the jct. with Cty Rd 52 (Arkola).

On the 25th, Shawn Conrad and Earl Orf found a PEREGRINE FALCON on the water tower in Bovey. They also reported WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and CONNECTICUT WARBLERS in Aitkin Cty on the trail that continues south from the jct. of Cty Rd 18 and Pietz's Rd. north of Palisade.

On the 24th, Steven Buria-Falkowski saw two small flocks of RED CROSSBILLS on the Big Aspen Ski Trails north of Virginia.

Audrey Evers has found at least three GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER territories in the Aurora-Hoyt Lakes area, at the northern edge of this species' range in Northeastern Minnesota. Two of these sightings were on Hwy 110 Southeast of Hoyt Lakes about a quarter mile past the St. Louis River. Terry Frank saw a GREAT GRAY OWL again on Lake Cty Rd 3, a half mile south of London Crossing. Karen Sussman has a WHIP-POOR-WILL calling near her home in Britt.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, July 8.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-728-5030. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

The Duluth Birding Report is sponsored and funded by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) as a service to its members. For more information on the MOU, either write us c/o the Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, or send an e-mail to to mou@cbs.umn.edu, or visit the MOU web site at mou.mn.org.

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