Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*July 19, 2007

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: July 19, 2007
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for Thursday, July 19th, 2007 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found by Lars Benson on the 19th at the Park Point recreation area in Duluth, on the bayside near the Sky Harbor airport. Shawn Zierman found several shorebirds on the 14th on the northeast side of the 40th Avenue West Erie Pier area, including LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and DOWITCHERS, as well as a NORTHERN PINTAIL.

Six AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were found by Steve Dahl on Lake Superior on the 16th at Knife Island in Lake County. Three BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were found by Rob and Carol Gwynn during early July off the Gunflint Trail in Cook County. The birds were seen at the beginning of the BWCA access trail at Seagull Lake.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was found by Tom Nelson on the 9th along the Duluth Lakewalk near South 15th Avenue East, but it has not been relocated since.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, July 26th. 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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