Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 30, 2015  sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.

This has been a slow time for bird sightings with all the hot weather, but many fledglings are being taught about bird feeders, and yards are full of strange sounds.

From Roseau County, among the species reported by Beth Siverhus this week, were COMMON LOON, TURKEY VULTURE, FRANKLIN’S GULL, COMMON TERN, PURPLE MARTIN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and LE CONTE’S SPARROW.

In Marshall County on July 22, Sandy Aubol found two UPLAND SANDPIPERS at the beginning of  the approach to the Agassiz Valley Impoundment southeast of Warren. Other species there were 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. These last species were also seen on the Polk County side of the impoundment.

In Polk County  at the East Grand Forks WTP, Sandy Aubol found at least 2 EARED GREBES with young on July 24. Wilber Russell reported a pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS  with young at the East Grand Forks greenway on July 26.

Charlene Nelson in Grant County on July 24 noted many fledglings, and said that the TREE SWALLOWS are gathering together.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Charlene Nelson, Sandy Aubol, and Wilber Russell for their reports.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at ajjoppru@mncable.net OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber’s toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, August 6, 2015.