Minnesota Duluth/North Shore RBA

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*Duluth/North Shore
*August 19, 2011

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Hotline: Minnesota, Duluth/North Shore
Date: August 19, 2011
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU)
Reports: (218) 834-2858
Compiler: Jim Lind (jslind@frontiernet.net)

This is the Duluth Birding Report for August 19th, 2011 sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union.

Fall migration is well underway in northeast Minnesota, with COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, CLIFF SWALLOWS, CHIMNEY SWIFTS, CEDAR WAXWINGS, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS and other passerines seen heading down the shore of Lake Superior during the past week. The fall migration count at Hawk Ridge in Duluth started on the 15th with expected low numbers of early migrating raptors, but good numbers of non-raptors. Karl Bardon and others counted more than 2,800 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS and more than 2,500 CEDAR WAXWINGS on the 17th.

Laura Erickson has seen a flock of EVENING GROSBEAKS daily during the past few weeks in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth.

The next scheduled update of this report will be on Thursday, August 25th.

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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