This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 26, 2-14 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.
It has been very wet this week in most of the northwest, so be aware that roads may not be passable or marginal at best. Flycatchers are the most active in our yard this week as the insects have been thriving on the humidity.
Dan and Sandy Thimgan reported a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO in their yard in Otter Tail County on June 20.
In Clay County at Felton Prairie on June 21, Josh Wallestad found 10 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS, 2 or 3 CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS, a WESTERN KINGBIRD, GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, and MARBLED GODWITS. Along CR 108, he saw a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE.
Emily Hutchins observed a HENSLOW’S SPARROW singing on their land near Mentor in Polk County on June 23.
A first summer male ORCHARD ORIOLE visited our feeder east of Thief River Falls in Pennington County, today, June 26.
Pat DeWenter visited Itasca State Park in Clearwater County on June 23 where she observed BLUE-HEADED VIREO, WINTER WREN, HERMIT THRUSH, CEDAR WAXWING, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and PURPLE FINCH among many others.
Thanks to Dan and Sandy Thimgan, Emily Hutchins, Josh Wallestad, and Pat DeWenter 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, July 3, 2014.