Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*July 27, 2000

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 27, 2000
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@uswest.net)

This is the Minnesota birding report for Thursday July 27th, sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. Note that this hotline now has a new area code, that is 763.

Because of time constraints, information reported to the hotline may be edited or omitted, but all contributions are included in our permanent records.

Remember that with your touch-tone phone you can press 5 at any time to bypass this report and leave a message.

On July 19th, Dedrick Benz reported that the EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was still present in Clay County. Please call me for directions.

At Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Hennepin County, LEAST BITTERNS were seen by Craig Mandel from the western trail on the 23rd.

At Big Stone NWR in Big Stone and Lac Qui Parle counties, Bridget Olson reports 14 species of shorebirds on the 24th. These include GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER.

Michael Tarachow found the first BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER of the fall season on July 25th. A single bird was discovered in a mixed shorebird group south of Barnesville, along Wilkin County Road 29 just north of Wilkin County Road 182. He also reported a PRAIRIE FALCON in Big Stone County, two miles south of Ortonville along U.S. Highway 75.

And finally, HOODED WARBLERS can still being seen at Murphy-Hanrehan Park in Scott County. Take the horse trail that leads north from Sunset Lake Road, and listen near trail marker 17. This is where Paul Gempler found a male on July 21st.

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The next scheduled update of this tape is Thursday August 3rd.

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