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International_smWelcome to Northwestern Minnesota where a unique collection of habitats provide homes for a tremendous variety of birds. Pine forests, deciduous woodlands, native tallgrass prairie, aspen parkland, sand dunes (remnants of Glacial Lake Agassiz), calcareous fens, bogs, marshes, large and small lakes and rivers make up the transition zone that offers over 275 species of birds. Most of the sites are on public land or private reserves open to the public. There are not facilities at all sites.

Some of the unique “lifers” you can see here include the Northern Goshawk, Ruffed Grouse, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Yellow Rail, American Woodcock, Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Great Gray Owl, Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers, Boreal Chickadee; Bay-breasted, Connecticut and Mourning Warblers; Red and White-winged Crossbills and Pine and Evening Grosbeaks.

This Web site will help you get started. It provides a reference for beginning to advanced birders. The trail is over 200 miles in length with 45 sites to view birds. These sites offer some of the most spectacular birding in the state, along with scenic beauty and friendly communities. Although spring, summer and fall offer an abundance of birds, winter is also an exciting time to see winter specialties.

The International Pine to Prairie Birding Trail is dynamic. Birding trail logo signs are in place at a number of birding locations; however, complete signage is not currently in place. Interpretive signs are in place at featured sites; the future will bring additional signage and informational improvements.

American GoldfinchCurrently, check with Tourism Officials at Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Roseau, Thief River Falls and Warroad for information on bird sightings and assistance with trip planning.

The International Pine to Prairie Birding Trail is a unique partnership between the NW Minnesota communities of Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Roseau, Thief River Falls and Warroad; Manitoba, participating agencies U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Non-game Wildlife Program, Explore Minnesota Tourism; the birding entities of the Minnesota Ornithologist’s Union, Audubon Minnesota, Lakes Area Birding Club and the Agassiz Chapter of the National Audubon Society.

 

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday August 27, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday August 27, 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.

After a cool week, we are warming up in the northwest, and next week promises to be a hot one. Since we are not yet ready to say good-bye to summer, that is good news. Birds , however, are very busy preparing for their long journeys. The orioles are coming in droves to the jelly feeders, and hummingbirds also are gathering around feeders. Warbler migration has begun, but most reports of those are coming from the Red River Valley this week.

On the Marshall County side of the Agassiz Valley impoundment, Sandy Aubol found one BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER on August 25.

Here in Pennington County, Shelley Steva and I found 20 to 25 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Thief River Falls WTP on August 21.

From East Grand Forks in Polk County, Sandy Aubol reported COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, PURPLE MARTINS, CHIMNEY SWIFTS, and FRANKLIN’S GULLS moving over the city on August 21. She spotted two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES in Crookston on August 25 near the Dahlgren sunflower plant. Also on August 25, she observed that many of the shorebirds seen earlier at the Agassiz Valley impoundment had departed, but there were still GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS ,and a few STILT SANDPIPERS as well as AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, a GREAT EGRET, and BLACK TERNS. On August 26, she saw a BROAD-WINGED HAWK at East Grand Forks, and a MOURNING WARBLER in her yard there.

Charlene Nelson in Grant County on August 22, reported a SNOWY EGRET and HUDSONIAN GODWITS at the southwest corner of the North Ottawa impoundment. On August 23, she had a WINTER WREN in the yard at Elbow Lake.

Thanks to Charlene Nelson 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, September 3, 2015.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 20, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 20, 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.

The heat has broken in the northwest this week, but many folks are cleaning up after the cold front went through with some violent weather. Some bird species are continuing to gather, others are already arriving from the north, and some are still feeding young.

From Grant County, Charlene Nelson reported many BALTIMORE ORIOLES at the feeders this week, and a few returning migrant warblers are returning. She reported NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER on August 19.

In Alexandria in Douglas County, Charlene saw a COMMON NIGHTHAWK fly over the city on August 15.

Sandy Aubol in Polk County reported WILSON’S WARBLER and TENNESSEE WARBLER in East Grand Forks on August 16. At the East Grand Forks WTP, she reported many EARED GREBES with young of all sizes and several RED-NECKED PHALAROPES. On August 17, she observed CANADA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, WARBLING VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE in East Grand Forks. On August 20 she saw BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. Emily Hutchins and Christine Herwig found a variety of ducks including BUFFLEHEAD, FRANKLIN’S GULLS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, KILLDEER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and CEDAR WAXWING among others at the Erskine WTP on August 16.

At the Thief River Falls WTP in Pennington County, Emily Hutchins and Christine Herwig found EARED GREBES, and BLACK TERNS among other species.

Thanks to Charlene Nelson, Emily Hutchins and Christine Herwig, 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 27, 2015.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 13, 2015

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.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 6, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 6, 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.

After a hot muggy week, the weather the last few days settled down into the high seventies much to everyone’s delight. However, today the humidity returned and with it scattered heavy rains. There haven’t been a lot of reports over the last two weeks, but we should be looking out for the start of migration. Some folks are finding warblers again, and the shorebird migration is already happening.

Charlene Nelson in Elbow Lake in Grant County reported an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER on July 31, and an ORCHARD ORIOLE on August 2.

John Ellis reported 23 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in Douglas County near the intersection of CR 15 and CR 56 on July 30. About 3400 shorebirds were present there including GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, WILSON’S SNIPE, and WILSON’S PHALAROPE. On August 1, he saw 1500 FRANKLIN’S GULLS at the Osakis WTP.

In Polk County, Russ Wilbur reported several RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS on the greenway in East Grand Forks on August 5. Sandy Aubol observed the return of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE to her feeders. A COOPER’S HAWK also flew through the yard on August 5.

Beth Siverhus reported a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Mike Marvin’s place southeast of Warroad, Roseau County on August 3. In Warroad, Beth reported BROAD-WINGED HAWK, MERLIN, EASTERN KINGBIRD, RED-EYED VIREO, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, OVENBIRD, and YELLOW WARBLER.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Charlene Nelson, John Ellis, Russ Wilbur, 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 13, 2015.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 30, 2015

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.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Wednesday, July 15, 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.

It has been a hot and stormy week in the northwest, as elsewhere, so birding reports are few.

At Glacial Ridge in Polk County on July 11, Rolf Paulson reported SANDHILL CRANES and territorial SEDGE WRENS.

Shelley Steva had a female COOPER’S HAWK fly through her yard in Thief River Falls, Pennington County , on July 10.

From Cass County, Dale Yerger reported a singing CONNECTICUT WARBLER along CR 135 on July 12.

Thanks to Dale Yerger, Rolf Paulson, 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, July 30, 2015

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 9, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 9, 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 very pleasant week in most of the northwest. Baby birds are everywhere, and many species are starting a second nesting.

Beth Siverhus sent in a report of species found on the Rapid River Breeding Bird Survey conducted on June 28. This is somewhat belated, but I thought you might be interested to know that 14 species of warblers were found including CONNECTICUT WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, and NASHVILLE WARBLER. Some of the other species reported were WINTER WREN, INDIGO BUNTING, WOOD THRUSH, HERMIT THRUSH, and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.

In Roseau County, Beth reported an apparently nesting MARBLED GODWIT along CR 5 south of Warroad. In Warroad on July 8 were GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER , PURPLE MARTINS , AMERICAN ROBINS on their third nesting, and GRAY CATBIRDS among others.

From Pennington County, Shelley Steva saw a MERLIN flying over the city of Thief River Falls on July 9.

On July 3, Shelley and I found an AMERICAN AVOCET on the side of the East Grand Forks wastewater treatment ponds in Polk County. Other species seen included some of the EARED GREBES reported by Sandy Aubol last week.

Charlene Nelson in Grant County reported many fledglings of several species including BALTIMORE ORIOLES, BROWN THRASHERS, and GRAY CATBIRDS. HOUSE WRENS there are starting a second nest.

Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Charlene Nelson, and Shelley Steva for their reports. Please get your sightings in early for the next report as it will be coming out on Wednesday afternoon.

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 Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 2, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 2, 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.

Baby birds and fledglings are everywhere in the northwest, and one hears strange “baby talk” all around. Weather has been pleasant for the last few days, but due to forest fires in northern Saskatchewan, skies have been hazy or overcast much of the time. We have been treated to some beautiful sunrises and sunsets due to that haze.

Charlene Nelson in Grant County, reported an ORCHARD ORIOLE near Elbow Lake on July 1.

From Douglas County this week, Benjamin Eckhoff reported seeing many fledglings being fed by their parents. He also reported a pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS near the new Alexandria High School, an AMERICAN BITTERN at Glacial Lakes SP, and a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD north of Lake Carlos State Park.

Craig Mandel was in Wilkin and Otter Tail Counties last weekend where Wilkin County sightings included GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN, EARED GREBE at the Breckenridge WTP, a pair or RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in Breckenridge at the intersection of Oak St. and Central Ave, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at the same location, NELSON’S SPARROW on CR 15 a fifth of a mile east of CR 30, and LE CONTE’S SPARROW on 190th St 1.5 miles east of CR 15.

Larry Sirvio observed an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at Maplewood State Park, 0.2 miles west of the entrance station on June 25, and a KRIDER’S RED-TAILED HAWK, also in Otter Tail County. Craig Mandel’s group reported a LEAST BITTERN a quarter mile west of US 59 on the south side of Otter Tail CR 24 and at Maplewood SP- BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, RUFFED GROUSE and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER.

Sandy Aubol reported a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH at her feeders in East Grand Forks, Polk County on July 1. She also counted 90 EARED GREBE nests at the East Grand Forks WTP.

In Pennington County, Sandy Aubol observed a LEAST BITTERN on the Red Lake County line just east of Pennington CR 10 on June 28. Other species seen along CR 10, also known as the Pembina Trail, included 5 WILD TURKEYS on the east side of CR 10 north of CR 58, OVENBIRD, VEERY, LE CONTE’S SPARROW on CR 61 just west of CR 10, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and VESPER SPARROW. Here along the river near Thief River Falls, I was surprised to see a COMMON MERGANSER on June 26. A mother WOOD DUCK brought her family of eight delightful babies up on the yard where they may have been born a couple of weeks earlier.

Thanks to Benjamin Eckhoff, Charlene Nelson, Craig Mandel, Larry Sirvio, 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, July 9, 2015.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 25, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 25, 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.

Hot weather has arrived and with it, both mosquitos and storms. The din of baby birds is increasing in the yards. All sorts of nesting species have fledged or are feeding young in the nest this week.

Beth Siverhus and Gretchen Mehmel found a male NORTHERN CARDINAL in Lake of the Woods County along CR 2 south of Baudette near the Beltrami Island Forest line this week. A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was also there.

In Roseau County during the last two weeks, Beth reported a long list seen and heard on her breeding bird routes. The highlights were WESTERN GREBE on Lake of the Woods, nesting GREEN HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, SORA, MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, LE CONTE’S SPARROW, 12 species of warbler including GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, INDIGO BUNTING, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

Here in Pennington County, a PURPLE FINCH has been singing loudly in the yard, and on June 22, I heard a BARRED OWL calling along the river. Ron Erpelding reported a LEAST BITTERN in the slough east of CR 10 on the county line with Red Lake County.

In Red Lake County on the other side of the road, another LEAST BITTERN was heard. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along CR 3 south of Dorothy, and also a juvenile ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen in Red Lake County.

Sandy Aubol reported that more than 70 EARED GREBES were seen at the East Grand Forks WTP on June 20. All were busy building nests. Also there were a COMMON GOLDENEYE, WILLET , and WILSON’S PHALAROPE.

The MBW group led by Kim Eckert last weekend found a NELSON’S SPARROW on 150th Ave one mile west and 0.2 mile south of Waubun in Mahnomen County. LE CONTE’S SPARROWS were also there. Ian Hunter reported a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the Waubun School Forest on June 18. An EASTERN TOWHEE was found by Ron Erpelding near Pine Bend on the weekend, and a juvenile ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen in Waubun.

Roy Zimmerman in Becker County with the MBW group found a MUTE SWAN at Bisson Lake along CR 14. Ron Erpelding reported a BLACK DUCK at Calloway, and also a LEAST BITTERN in Becker County.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported by Charlene Nelson in Douglas County along MN 27 east of Hoffman on June 22.

Charlene Nelson found an UPLAND SANDPIPER along MN 27 west of Hoffman in Grant County on June 22.

Thanks to all who sent in their sightings this week.

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, July 2, 2015.

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Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 18, 2015

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, June 18, 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.

The up and down weather continues in the northwest. This has been a week of relatively pleasant temperatures and not much rain last weekend , but cold winds some days this week. Baby birds of all kinds are showing up, and all yards are noisy.

In Grand County, Charlene Nelson reported a PINE SISKIN at the feeder in Elbow Lake on June 17.

Benjamin Eckhoff at Lake Carlos State Park in Douglas County reported many birds are fledging including a family of BALD EAGLES. He observed a SCARLET TANAGER in the Upper Campground and a pair of YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS around the visitor center this week.

In Wilkin County, Chris Wood found an eastern RED-TAILED HAWK at Maplewood State Park on June 14.

Marshall Howe in Hubbard County reported a pair of BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES north of Hubbard, and a LEAST BITTERN at Little Sand Lake this week.

Here is Pennington County, I found a MARBLED GODWIT with at least one chick just west of the Thief River Falls wastewater treatment ponds on June 13. A few ducks were on the ponds including several RUDDY DUCKS.

On a breeding bird survey in Marshall County on June 12, I found a MARBLED GODWIT with three chicks, and a BARRED OWL calling northwest of Grygla, apparently in response to the mobbing of several crows. BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were pretty common on the BBS that I did, so caterpillars must be plentiful.

In Kittson County, Gary Tischer saw a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the Karlstad nursing home on June 18.

Thanks to those who sent in sightings this week.

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, June 25, 2015.

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