This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Saturday, June 15, 2019 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also see this report on the Chamber of Commerce website:
At the N. Ottawa impoundment in Grant County, Ron Taube found WILSON’S PHALAROPE, WESTERN GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, GREAT EGRET, GREAT BLUE HERON, and BOBOLINKS on June 8. On June 12, Wayne Perala found a WHITE-FACED IBIS, and three STILT SANDPIPERS there.
At the Grotto Lake rookery in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, there was much activity with nestling GREAT EGRETS, and young or nests of DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS. Also in Fergus Falls, there were GREEN HERONS, RED-EYED VIREOS, and INDIGO BUNTINGS. BOBOLINKS were seen in the Orwell Dam area, and CEDAR WAXWINGS were reported from Pelican Rapids. James McCoy reported a NORTHERN PARULA on June 12 at Maplewood State Park. HORNED GREBES were seen along CR 15 near Fergus Falls.
Dan Mason observed a WILSON’S WARBLER in Clay County at the Viking ship part in Moorhead on June 12.
An AMERICAN AVOCET was found by Bob Dunlap at the rice paddies in the far northeastern part of Red Lake County on June 9.
Here in Pennington County, a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO came through our yard, and this morning a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen flying through.
A WILLET was observed at the Agassiz Valley Impoundment in Marshall County by Sandy Aubol on June 9.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, June 20, 2019.
Pennington County, MN