Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 13, 2014 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 very quiet period in the northwest with very few reports and not many birds at feeders either. Weather has been very cold, warmed up enough today to lay down a couple of inches of fresh snow, then cleared and got windy again. Tonight the wind has died and it is relatively pleasant.

Shelley Steva saw two BALD EAGLES and one AMERICAN ROBIN in Norman County on February 5 along US 75.

In Pennington County on February 12, Shelley reported a BALD EAGLE feeding on something in the snow along CR 3 .

Heidi Hughes found a male SNOWY OWL at the Agassiz Valley Project in southern Marshall County about 9 miles east of Warren on February 9.

In Roseau County, Beth Siverhus picked up an injured GREAT GRAY OWL and saw two more healthy ones south of the intersection of CR 9 and CR 4 on February 7. The injured owl was sent to the raptor center for rehabilitation.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Heidi Hughes, and Shelley Steva 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, February 21, 2014.