This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Friday, July 26, 2019

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Friday, July 26, 2019 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:

This has been a typical summer week in the northwest- warm, sometimes hot, sunny days with a few thundershowers mixed in. Bird activity has been primarily raising and feeding the babies which are appearing everywhere. Feeders are busy with parents trying to teach their young how to use them.

A BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE was seen by Emily Patterson in Douglas County at Osakis on July 20th.

Wayne Perala reported an UPLAND SANDPIPER at the North Ottawa Impoundment in Grant County on July 13th.

At Grove Lake near Pelican Rapids in Otter Tail County, Emily McCune saw a SCARLET TANAGER on July 14th.

A HERRING GULL was spotted by Coleen and Dan Koll at Many Point Spillway in Becker County on July 16th.

From Polk County, Sandy Aubol reported that the RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS are once again nesting in the campground at East Grand Forks. Russ Wilbur observed twenty-eight TURKEY VULTURES roosting in a tree on the MN side of the Red River across from Lincoln Park holding pond on July 23rd.

Here in Pennington County I spotted a MERLIN sitting on the peak of the roof of the Wired Bean Coffee house building this morning, July 26th.

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, August 1, 2019.

Jeanie Joppru

Pennington County, MN