This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, September 27, 2013 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.
Migration continues in the northwest despite the pleasant weather. We have lost the flycatchers for another year, the warblers are fast disappearing, now the sparrows , AMERICAN ROBINS, and EASTERN BLUEBIRDS are moving through. Soon there the waterfowl will come in force, just before the cold and snow.
In Otter Tail County, Brad and Dee Ehlers reported that hummingbirds had left by September 21 and on September 22, numerous TURKEY VULTURES could be seen in the area.
Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported on September 24, that her yard in East Grand Forks is being visited by 20 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, 7 HARRIS’S SPARROWS, 3 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and a LINCOLN’S SPARROW. Warblers included COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER.
In Red Lake County this week, Shelley Steva saw SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, BELTED KINGFISHER, 50 NORTHERN FLICKERS, SONG SPARROW, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. Two LARK SPARROWS were seen near Brooks.
Here in Pennington County, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was in the yard on September 22, and by September 25, many NORTHERN FLICKERS, AMERICAN ROBINS, and a few WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were moving through.
Skyler Vold reported two SABINE’S GULLS on Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County on September 20 along with 400 RING-BILLED GULLS.
Thanks to Brad and Dee Ehlers, Sandy Aubol, Shelley Steva, and Skyler Vold for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at [email protected] 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, October 4, 2013.