Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 13, 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 hot week, full of storms in the northwest. Most folks in the northwest are dealing with damaged trees and homes, particularly in the northern part of the area.

Ron Erpelding and Herb Dingmann found 3-4 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS  in the area of Roseau County  that was burned in the forest fire earlier this summer. The area is northeast of Hayes Lake State Park along the Thompson Forest Road 6-7 miles northeast of the Hayes Lake SP entrance.

Here in Pennington County this week we have many juvenile EASTERN BLUEBIRDS  in the yard along with several species of young woodpeckers including RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, and DOWNY WOODPECKER.

In Polk County, Sandy Aubol was birding at the East Grand Forks greenway on August 10 where she found two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, a PILEATED WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, MERLIN, NASHVILLE WARBLER, INDIGO BUNTING, and juvenile EASTERN BLUEBIRDS.

From Becker County, Linda Schumann reported CEDAR WAXWINGS  at Rainbow Resort northeast of Detroit Lakes on August 12.

Joel Groebner observed CEDAR WAXWINGS at La Salle SRA in Hubbard County on August 6.

Thanks to Joel Groebner, Linda Schumann, Herb Dingmann and Ron Erpelding, and Sandy Aubol 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 20, 2015.