Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, November 1, 201

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, November 1, 2018 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:

The fall migration is all but over now, and the weatherman predicts snow in the near future. We are now getting a few reports of Lapland longspurs, snow buntings, and at least one snowy owl has been seen in southern Minnesota already. Be also on the lookout for the winter finches as per an article in Bird Watcher’s Digest, the seed crop in the far north has been poor this year, so we may have more visiting finches this winter.

Charlene Nelson reported from the N. Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County on October 25th where she saw a flock of about 60 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, a SNOW GOOSE, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN HARRIER, and some SNOW BUNTINGS.

In Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Wayne Perala observed a SNOW GOOSE, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, and LAPLAND LONGSPURS on October 28th.

This week in Pennington County, I have seen several COMMON RAVENS in and around the City of Thief River Falls this week.

From Bemidji, Beltrami County, Susan Wachtler reported a RING-NECKED PHEASANT on October 30.

The female NORTHERN CARDINAL reported by Beth Siverhus in Warroad, Roseau County, and last week is still coming to her yard. A BROWN CREEPER was also seen there this week.

Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber’s numbers 218-847-5743 or 218- 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, November 8, 2018.


Jeanie Joppru

Pennington County, MN