Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*June 28, 2007

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: June 28, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, June 28th, 2007 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was reported from the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Aitkin County on the 25th, although it has not been relocated since. It was seen along the wildlife drive past the observation platform on Rice Lake, beyond the west gate in the wetlands on the south side of the road.

Although the breeding season is still underway for many species, small numbers of southbound migrant shorebirds have already begun to arrive in the area. Peder Svingen and Kim Eckert found three LEAST SANDPIPERS on the 27th at Hearding Island off Park Point in Duluth, and Peder found a LESSER YELLOWLEGS and four LEAST SANDPIPERS on the 28th at 40th Avenue West. Kim found an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN on the 27th at the Morgan Park mudflats.

Shawn Conrad found CONNECTICUT WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER in the Sax-Zim bog on the 25th along the Admiral Road (CR 788), 2.2 miles south of the Zim Road (CR 27).

Unless something unusual is reported in the next week, the next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, July 12th. 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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