Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*December 28, 2006

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: December 28, 2006
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, December 28th, 2006 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

The three GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES at the Fond du Lac Resource Management Division office just west of Cloquet are still being seen daily, as of the 28th. Building staff have apparently noted a daily pattern of feeding in front of the building just after dawn, from 9:30 to 10:30 am, and from noon to 1:30 pm.

Thirty-six species were found on the Pine County Christmas Bird Count on the 27th, including an AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER along County Line Road (CR 48), 0.8 mile east of Hay Creek Road. GRAY JAYS were also seen in this area, as well as along the Net Lake Road east of Nickerson.

Several birders visited the Hedbom Forest Road in northeastern Aitkin County over the weekend. At least four BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS and three AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS were seen between 1.5 and 3.5 miles west of the St. Louis County line. A GREAT GRAY OWL was also seen in this area, and Kim Risen found a NORTHERN HAWK OWL on the 24th, 1.5 miles west of St. Louis CR 837. The Hedbom Forest Road can be reached from the west from Aitkin CR 65, or from the east from St. Louis County Road 837, west of Floodwood.

Nathan and Al Schirmacher found a GREAT GRAY OWL in Aitkin County on the 24th, 14 miles south of McGregor on MN Highway 65. Mike Hendrickson and others relocated a GREAT GRAY OWL on the 23rd at CR 18 and the Pietz's Road. They also found two BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS along CR 3, 5 miles west of CR 1, and another along CR 1, 11.6 miles north of the Mississippi River.

The first official Fredenberg Township Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2006. Anyone interested should contact compiler Celeste Kawulok at (218) 591-6076 or by e-mail at ckawulok@cloquet.k12.mn.us.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, January 4th.

The telephone number of the Duluth Rare Bird Alert is 218-834-2858. Information about bird sightings may be left following the recorded message.

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