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Updated on Friday, September 19 at 09:12 PM EST
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Yellow-headed Blackbird

19 Sep Re: Ross's Goose [Rob Parsons ]
19 Sep Ross's Goose [David Lambeth ]
19 Sep Oak Park, Minot [Ron Martin ]
18 Sep Black billed magpie- Golden Valley County [Chris Hiatt ]
18 Sep Migration [Larry Jones ]
17 Sep Introduction [S c o t t ]
17 Sep Broad-winged Hawk [David Lambeth ]
17 Sep White Throated Sparrows [Linda Gregg ]
16 Sep junco today, Barnes County [Jean Legge ]
16 Sep Re: Guiding Questions [Neil Shook ]
16 Sep Re: Guiding Questions [Jesse Kolar ]
16 Sep Guiding Questions ["Shook, Neil" ]
16 Sep White Winged Dove [Linda Gregg ]
15 Sep White-throats [Sherry Leslie ]
14 Sep White Winged Dove [Linda Gregg ]
14 Sep RT hummingbird [Larry Jones ]
14 Sep RT Hummingbird [Linda Gregg ]
13 Sep Places [Mary Megalli ]
13 Sep RT Hummingbirds [Linda Gregg ]
13 Sep RT Hummingbirds [Linda Gregg ]
13 Sep Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds [M&D Bingeman ]
13 Sep Re: Migrants ["Bell, Tyler" ]
12 Sep Migrants [Carl Stangeland ]
12 Sep Migration [Larry Jones ]
11 Sep NDBS Devils Lake meeting [Ron Martin ]
11 Sep promising passerine wave in north FM area [Dennis Wiesenborn ]
10 Sep NDBS Devils Lake meeting [Ron Martin ]
10 Sep Southwest [Chris Hiatt ]
10 Sep A sobering assessment [David Lambeth ]
7 Sep 2014 [Deborah Hanson ]
6 Sep White-throated Sparrow [Carl Stangeland ]
5 Sep Little Blue Heron [Ron Martin ]
1 Sep western birds [Corey Ellingson ]
30 Aug Re: Grand Forks [Sandy Aubol ]
30 Aug Grand Forks [tsatrans123 ]
30 Aug Night migrants [Keith Corliss ]
27 Aug Warbler [Carl Stangeland ]
27 Aug Late Purple Martin Fledgling []
26 Aug Yard birds today [Linda Gregg ]
26 Aug Warblers [Carl Stangeland ]
22 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Upper Souris NWR, Grano Crossing, Aug 22, 2014 [Ron Martin ]
22 Aug Re: red-cheeked cordon bleu [Jane Kostenko ]
22 Aug red-cheeked cordon bleu [Bob Anderson ]
21 Aug Cuckoo and spotted sandpiper -Dunn [Chris Hiatt ]
21 Aug Oak Park arrivals [Ron Martin ]
21 Aug Re: eBird Hotspots ["Bell, Tyler" ]
20 Aug Blackburnian [Corey Ellingson ]
19 Aug Fwd: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA [Ron Martin ]
19 Aug Red Knot [David Lambeth ]
18 Aug OaK Park, Minot [Ron Martin ]
18 Aug Ron and Sherry on KXnet ["Bell, Tyler" ]
18 Aug Grand Forks - warblers [tsatrans123 ]
17 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 17, 2014 [Ron Martin ]
16 Aug eBird Hotspots [Derek Bakken ]
15 Aug American redstart [Jean Legge ]
15 Aug Green Heron nest fledged ["Igl, Lawrence" ]
15 Aug Fwd: [Manitobabirds] Mississippi Kite update [Sharon Watson ]
15 Aug Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014 [Corey Ellingson ]
15 Aug Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014 ["Bell, Tyler" ]
14 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014 [Ron Martin ]
14 Aug Caspian Tern [Carl Stangeland ]
10 Aug SW ND birding [Ron Martin ]
9 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Des Lacs NWR, Aug 9, 2014 [Ron Martin ]
9 Aug Western wetlands [Nancy Drilling ]
8 Aug ND Birding Society Fall Meeting [Ron Martin ]
8 Aug Fwd: Migrants [Ron Martin ]
8 Aug official state list? [bill ]
7 Aug Cattle Egrets [David Lindee ]
3 Aug Fw: eBird Report - Minot Sewage Lagoons, Aug 3, 2014 [Ron Martin ]
3 Aug No Subject ["kirby.adams" ]
2 Aug Glossy Ibis [John Fielding ]
1 Aug BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO-Dunn county [Chris Hiatt ]
1 Aug 14 Glossy Ibis in Divide County [John Fielding ]
31 Jul Barnes County [Bob Anderson ]
31 Jul Sandhill Cranes with a young one [David Lambeth ]
31 Jul Fwd: [Manitobabirds] Mississippi Kite Nest [Sharon Watson ]

Subject: Re: Ross's Goose
From: Rob Parsons <parsons8 AT MYMTS.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:35:38 -0500
Hi Dave,

For what it’s worth, geese in general usually do migrate in family groups. 
It’s not uncommon to see groups of Ross’s Geese at Oak Hammock Marsh here 
in fall, consisting of two adults and a number of young of the year. I’ve 
certainly always assumed they were family groups. I am quite confident that’s 
indeed what you saw. 


Unlike your sighting, I usually see them with Snow Geese. Young Ross’s Geese 
are much whiter than Snow Geese of the same age so if you ever note any 
young-of-the-year that look whiter than normal in a Snow Goose flock, take a 
close look at them. 


Cheers,

Rob Parsons
Winnipeg, MB
CANADA
parsons8 AT mts.net

From: David Lambeth 
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 8:10 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU 
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Ross's Goose

Today in the Kellys Slough area there was a flock of six Ross's Geese within a 
much larger flock of Canada Goose. I don't know whether Ross's migrate in 
family groups but if so, this may have been one. 


-- 

Dave Lambeth
Grand Forks
To correspond with me, please use davidlambeth58201 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Ross's Goose
From: David Lambeth <brdrdave1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:10:10 -0500
Today in the Kellys Slough area there was a flock of six Ross's Geese
within a much larger flock of Canada Goose. I don't know whether Ross's
migrate in family groups but if so, this may have been one.

-- 
Dave Lambeth
Grand Forks
To correspond with me, please use davidlambeth58201 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Oak Park, Minot
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:13:59 -0500
ND-Birders:

There was a male Black-throated Blue Warbler in Oak Park today. Also three 
Bay-breasted Warblers. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer


 
Subject: Black billed magpie- Golden Valley County
From: Chris Hiatt <hiattch AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:37:42 -0600
Saw 2 magpies today south of Golva about 3 miles north of VVV crossing of the 
little Missouri River. I also drove the same route from 85 west of Amidon up to 
beach through Golva a week ago. Counted 45 kestrels, prairie falcon, light 
morph red tailed hawks, many swainsons , and 23 sharp tailed grouse. Also 
Sunday I swung by Haley dam looking for a Sabines with no luck, there was good 
numbers of gulls though. A few franklins mixed in. Also had a pergrine Falcon. 

Chris Hiatt 
Bowman 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Migration
From: Larry Jones <jljones AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:49:30 -0500
Here's a few birds we say yesterday.
Brown creeper
Warblers- Orange-crowned, Tennessee, Yellow-rumped, Wilson's, Yellow, Black & 
White 

Nice flock of Pine Siskins 50-75  
RT hummingbird
Cedar waxwings  100
White-throated sparrows, Lincoln's sparrow
Counted 18 Black-crowned night-herons along a construction zone by Chaseley 
(hwy. 200) They were fishing off the yellow wave breakers floating in the 
water. Most were youngsters. 


Larry Jones
Rural Bowdon
Wells Co.
Subject: Introduction
From: S c o t t <0000021b5bd99529-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:46:54 -0700
I just thought I would introduce myself to the list since I'm a recent 
transplant from Yakima, WA to Stanley. I am really enjoying growing my ND 
county lists, an endeavor that had slowed significantly in WA during my 40+ 
years there. 


On this topic, I noted a Great Egret in a pond northeast of the intersection of 
the 83 bypass and 30th Ave NW north of Minot yesterday. It looks like this may 
be a desirable species for the Minot area, according to eBird. 


Cheers, and hope to meet some of you in the field.

Scott Ray
Stanley, ND
Subject: Broad-winged Hawk
From: David Lambeth <brdrdave1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:55:48 -0500
There was an impressive movement of Broad-winged Hawks while I was birding
the Red River in Grand Forks this morning. I counted 190. Seventy were in
one kettle, and there were at least two dark morphs.

-- 
Dave Lambeth
Grand Forks
To correspond with me, please use davidlambeth58201 AT yahoo.com
Subject: White Throated Sparrows
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:37:40 -0600
We had our FOS White Throat this morning.
Linda Gregg
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: junco today, Barnes County
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:27:53 -0500
Slate-colored junco under the feeder this evening.
Last hummer I saw on Friday morning was stiff and could barely move, it
fell off the feeder it was clinging to so I set it in the sun, hoping it
would get warm enough to fly.
Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: Re: Guiding Questions
From: Neil Shook <neil_shook AT FWS.GOV>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:58:49 -0500
Thanks Jesse. I have misled you. We are not thinking of a pay-for-access
program. We are just curious what others are doing and/or have come across.

I also agree that more compensation for habitat type programs are the best
bang for the buck.

Many thanks
N

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 16, 2014, at 5:36 PM, Jesse Kolar  wrote:

Neil,

In SW ND, bird watching is not very popular, and I have never had to pay to
access land.  One bad side effect of this program could be that private
landowners who'd never thought of receiving compensation for land access
from birdwatchers, would suddenly come to expect fees for access.  I have
never had a landowner charge for land access in SW ND, most people are just
fascinated that I think they may have unique birds, and if I'm walking in,
they only ask that I don't spook the cattle.

I hope that if there is ever a compensation program it is solely habitat
based, and removed from the issue of access in order to put land access on
a case-by-case basis between the landowner and birder.  ​I like my
chances as individual gaining permission better than I like the chances of
the government gaining blanket access permission.

Also, concerning access, I think the PLOTS program does for hunting much of
what you're seeking to do for birding.  If access is the goal (over
habitat), I wonder if there is any way you could run the money through the
state to bolster the PLOTS program.

Keep up the great work!  I'm glad someone is putting more serious thought
into the recreational value of birds.

Jesse

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Shook, Neil  wrote:

> ND Birders
>
> We, the staff at Chase Lake along with the Chase Lake Foundation, are
> throwing around some ideas on how to promote birds and birding in ND. We
> are looking at involving landowners who have good birding sites into some
> sort of program.  I understand that some of you do guide birders in certain
> areas and/or around the state so I'd like to get some information from you
> if I may.
>
> Do you guide birders on private lands?
>
> If so, do you compensate the landowner in anyway?
>
> Have landowners expressed any ideas, concerns, thoughts to you regarding
> birders on their lands?
>
> I appreciate any thoughts you may have.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Neil
>
> --
> *Neil Shook*
> Refuge Manager
> Chase Lake NWR/WMD/PP
> 5924 19th ST SE
> Woodworth, ND 58496
> 701.752.4218x1
> *"Be the person that your dog thinks you are!"*
> *"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,*
> *nothing is going to get better. It's not!"-The Lorax*
>
Subject: Re: Guiding Questions
From: Jesse Kolar <jessekolar AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:36:35 -0600
Neil,

In SW ND, bird watching is not very popular, and I have never had to pay to
access land.  One bad side effect of this program could be that private
landowners who'd never thought of receiving compensation for land access
from birdwatchers, would suddenly come to expect fees for access.  I have
never had a landowner charge for land access in SW ND, most people are just
fascinated that I think they may have unique birds, and if I'm walking in,
they only ask that I don't spook the cattle.

I hope that if there is ever a compensation program it is solely habitat
based, and removed from the issue of access in order to put land access on
a case-by-case basis between the landowner and birder.  ​I like my
chances as individual gaining permission better than I like the chances of
the government gaining blanket access permission.

Also, concerning access, I think the PLOTS program does for hunting much of
what you're seeking to do for birding.  If access is the goal (over
habitat), I wonder if there is any way you could run the money through the
state to bolster the PLOTS program.

Keep up the great work!  I'm glad someone is putting more serious thought
into the recreational value of birds.

Jesse

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Shook, Neil  wrote:

> ND Birders
>
> We, the staff at Chase Lake along with the Chase Lake Foundation, are
> throwing around some ideas on how to promote birds and birding in ND. We
> are looking at involving landowners who have good birding sites into some
> sort of program.  I understand that some of you do guide birders in certain
> areas and/or around the state so I'd like to get some information from you
> if I may.
>
> Do you guide birders on private lands?
>
> If so, do you compensate the landowner in anyway?
>
> Have landowners expressed any ideas, concerns, thoughts to you regarding
> birders on their lands?
>
> I appreciate any thoughts you may have.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Neil
>
> --
> *Neil Shook*
> Refuge Manager
> Chase Lake NWR/WMD/PP
> 5924 19th ST SE
> Woodworth, ND 58496
> 701.752.4218x1
> *"Be the person that your dog thinks you are!"*
> *"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,*
> *nothing is going to get better. It's not!"-The Lorax*
>
Subject: Guiding Questions
From: "Shook, Neil" <neil_shook AT FWS.GOV>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:55:10 -0500
ND Birders

We, the staff at Chase Lake along with the Chase Lake Foundation, are
throwing around some ideas on how to promote birds and birding in ND. We
are looking at involving landowners who have good birding sites into some
sort of program.  I understand that some of you do guide birders in certain
areas and/or around the state so I'd like to get some information from you
if I may.

Do you guide birders on private lands?

If so, do you compensate the landowner in anyway?

Have landowners expressed any ideas, concerns, thoughts to you regarding
birders on their lands?

I appreciate any thoughts you may have.

Many thanks,

Neil

-- 
*Neil Shook*
Refuge Manager
Chase Lake NWR/WMD/PP
5924 19th ST SE
Woodworth, ND 58496
701.752.4218x1
*"Be the person that your dog thinks you are!"*
*"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,*
*nothing is going to get better. It's not!"-The Lorax*
Subject: White Winged Dove
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:23:25 -0600
The White Winged Dove is still here this morning, eating seeds from a
platform feeder. Anyone is welcome to stop out and take a look.
Linda Gregg
114 Apple Lane
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: White-throats
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:03:25 -0500
Yesterday had 4 White-throat Sparrows in the yard.  The Towhee young are
getting ready to leave and all the birds are eating peanuts and peanut suet
like crazy.  Maybe they know something of whats coming up that we don't???
Sherry Leslie
725-4389
Ward Cty
Subject: White Winged Dove
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:46:47 -0600
For anyone interested, we have a White Winged Dove on our property right
now! It was sitting on our radio tower right outside our kitchen window. We
had one two years in a row, a couple of years ago. Anyone is welcome to
come out and try to find it.
Linda Gregg
114 Apple Lane
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: RT hummingbird
From: Larry Jones <jljones AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:37:43 -0500
Hummers have been at our place all summer and still here this morning. Feeding 
at the juice feeder and on my wife's many flowers. 


Larry Jones
Rural Bowdon
Wells Co.
Subject: RT Hummingbird
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:13:05 -0600
We still have the Hummers here this morning. Hope they stay around for just
a little longer. It's supposed to be in the 70's for the next week or so.
Linda Gregg
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: Places
From: Mary Megalli <marydmegalli AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:17:18 -0400
Hello, you many and very active and good reporter ND birders!

I joined the listserve this summer while in Richardton at relatives, and
see and save many of the submissions -- though I range from California to
Florida to Egypt in between. It would help if you would name your county,
and I in turn will study my atlas.
Subject: RT Hummingbirds
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:18:38 -0600
P. S. I leave at least two juice feeders on the property until hard freeze.
Linda Gregg
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: RT Hummingbirds
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:16:32 -0600
I keep a birding journal going back around nine years, and my latest RT
Hummingbird sighting, in our yard, is October 5th.
Linda Gregg
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: Re: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
From: M&D Bingeman <bingeman AT MIDSTATE.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:49:19 -0600
According to my records, the last day for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my yard 
here in Beach is September 13th. Until that date, I have visits from females 
and juveniles. The male Ruby-throated don’t linger around. I usually only see 
them in July and early August, then wham.....they are gone. 

Diane Bingeman
Golden Valley County
Beach, ND




From: Bell, Tyler 
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:28 AM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU 
Subject: Re: Migrants

I would scrutinize any hummingbird in North Dakota at this point in the season. 
In Maryland, where I live, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds blast off around Labor 
Day so I would imagine Canadian and North Dakotan resident birds will have left 
before then. 'Tis the season for a vagrant! If you have a good camera, a clean 
spread tail photo could tell whether it's something else. If there's any rusty 
in the tail, it's not a Ruby-throat! 





Tyler Bell
Edgewater, Maryland
belljt AT si.edu




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From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota [ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] on 
behalf of Carl Stangeland [carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM] 

Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 9:13 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Migrants


Yesterday, in the yard I had my first Blue-headed Vireo and Black-poll Warbler, 
also Red-eyed Vireo, I still have a Hummingbird in the yard, today no migrants. 

Carl Stangeland
Jamestown
carlcs AT daktel.com
Subject: Re: Migrants
From: "Bell, Tyler" <belljt AT SI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:28:31 +0000
I would scrutinize any hummingbird in North Dakota at this point in the season. 
In Maryland, where I live, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds blast off around Labor 
Day so I would imagine Canadian and North Dakotan resident birds will have left 
before then. 'Tis the season for a vagrant! If you have a good camera, a clean 
spread tail photo could tell whether it's something else. If there's any rusty 
in the tail, it's not a Ruby-throat! 




Tyler Bell
Edgewater, Maryland
belljt AT si.edu


________________________________
From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota [ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] on 
behalf of Carl Stangeland [carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM] 

Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 9:13 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Migrants

Yesterday, in the yard I had my first Blue-headed Vireo and Black-poll Warbler, 
also Red-eyed Vireo, I still have a Hummingbird in the yard, today no migrants. 

Carl Stangeland
Jamestown
carlcs AT daktel.com
Subject: Migrants
From: Carl Stangeland <carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:13:47 -0500
Yesterday, in the yard I had my first Blue-headed Vireo and Black-poll Warbler, 
also Red-eyed Vireo, I still have a Hummingbird in the yard, today no migrants. 

Carl Stangeland
Jamestown
carlcs AT daktel.com
Subject: Migration
From: Larry Jones <jljones AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:52:15 -0500
Had 5-6 Lincoln's sparrows yesterday and today at our farmstead. This morning a 
white-throated sparrow, 2 blue-headed vireos, yellow-throated vireo, red-eyed 
vireo, ruby-crowned kinglet, Tenn. and orange-crowned warblers, many cedar 
waxwings, brown thrashers and catbirds feasting on choke cherry and buffalo 
berries. Last week (09-06-14) we had a great-crested flycatcher, olive-sided 
flycatcher with some nice photos, also a eastern wood-pewee. 


Larry Jones
Rural Bowdon
Subject: NDBS Devils Lake meeting
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:24:44 -0500
All:

There were two cancellations today for the Saturday boat trip. Let me know if 
you are interested. 


Ron Martin
NDBS
Subject: promising passerine wave in north FM area
From: Dennis Wiesenborn <d.wiesenborn AT NDSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:05:21 +0000
A Connecticut warbler and northern parula warbler just appeared in my backyard 
this morning (along the Red River, just across from Fargo), in addition to a 
number of the more usual warblers and vireos. 



Dennis Wiesenborn
Subject: NDBS Devils Lake meeting
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:53:49 -0500
ND-Birders:

Both boats for the Sept. 27 trip on Devils Lake are filled. I do have boats 
reserved for the 28th if anyone is interested in going out on Sunday. We would 
need at least 5 people. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
NDBS 
Subject: Southwest
From: Chris Hiatt <hiattch AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:21:49 -0600
I did a lot of driving today with work. South of belfield I has 2 prairie 
falcons and 2 dark morphed swainsons hawks. Also north of south heart in Dunn 
county 7 sharp tailed grouse where I have never seen them before. 

Also some sharp tails east of grassy butte along with some eastern bluebirds 
and a dead badger on the road. With frost most likely within the next few 
nights, farmers are not going to get a lot of the wheat, corn and sunflowers 
in. Too bad. 

Chris Hiatt 
Bowman 

Sent from my iPhone
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: A sobering assessment
From: David Lambeth <brdrdave1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:23:34 -0500
The following is much about North Dakota and the Bakken.

http://climate.audubon.org/article/storm-gathers-north-american-birds

-- 
Dave Lambeth
Grand Forks
To correspond with me, please use davidlambeth58201 AT yahoo.com
Subject: 2014
From: Deborah Hanson <dhanson100 AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:48:01 +0000
I have had a great time this year (so far) birding both Nelson county and in my 
yard (GF County). I wanted to say thanks to those that have helped with IDs and 
encouragement. 

This year I have added 14 new life birds (not too hard to do when list is not a 
great number to begin with :D). 


My yard continues to amaze me with the number of species that appear. I am not 
sure if they were always here and I just didn't notice or if they have decided 
its a nice place to stop by. This year alone there have been 88 different 
species (so far) that I was able to identify. Thanks to KeithCs email on Aug30 
I went out into the shelterbelt early enough to locate 11 species of warblers 
(up to 16 now). I have enjoyed vireos, flycatchers, sparrows, orioles (always 
have had nesters of Orchard), tanagers, and many more. My summer Hummingbirds 
are always a joy. 


Nelson county birding was equally a joy. A Least Bittern, Snowy Egrets, a 
Whimbrel, and nesting Piping Plovers were highlights. A wintering Snowy Owl was 
seen into late April. Spring migration produced a flock of 100+ Black-bellied 
Plovers. Amazing. I had seen one or two prior but nothing like a flock :). I 
travel to Nelson for the grebes (4 years now). They did not disappoint. 
Red-necked, Eared, Pied, and Western were in good numbers. Clark's are always a 
pleasure to see. There were large numbers of Black-crowned Night Herons this 
year. Late August brought 60+ Great Egrets in one area. Watching them take off 
and fill the sky was spectacular. 


I am looking forward to winter to see what comes. Last year I enjoyed the Snowy 
Owl irruption. I understand that there was another record number of nesters in 
the eastern area (no news yet on the Alaskan area - for me anyway). An 
acquaintance in Ontario reports they have been seeing SNOWs since late August. 
My fingers are crossed :). 


Anyway, thanks again to all.
Deb 
Subject: White-throated Sparrow
From: Carl Stangeland <carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:52:24 -0500
I had a White-throated Sparrow in the yard this morning, awful early, and I 
only saw migrant Warblers between August 26th to the 28th, none since, are they 
figureing an early winter, I hope not. 

Carl Stangeland
Jamestown
carlcs AT daktel.com
Subject: Little Blue Heron
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 23:13:48 -0500
ND-Birders:

I had an imm. Little Blue Heron today on a wetland in Ward Co. 5 miles east and 
.5 mile south of USNWR HQ. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer
Subject: western birds
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:52:09 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:

    I birded with Jack Lefor of Dickinson some today (09/01).   Quite slow
birding, but the real surprises were BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER north of
Belfield, and a group of three fem/imm PURPLE FINCH in Buffalo Gap
Campground.

 

Also a Golden Eagle passed overhead near Painted Canyon.

 

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson

Bismarck, ND

 

 
Subject: Re: Grand Forks
From: Sandy Aubol <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:46:36 -0500
I see I forgot to fix a couple of my counts, like vireos, they were everywhere. 
Species are correct though. 


Sandy Aubol    
East Grand Forks, MN

From: tsatrans123 
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:44 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU 
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Grand Forks

I birded along the English Coulee in Grand Forks today. 60 species 

  15    Canada Goose       
    X    Wood Duck       
    6    Mallard       
    2    Blue-winged Teal       
    1    Green Heron       
    1    Cooper's Hawk       
    1    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)       
    4    Mourning Dove       
    5    Chimney Swift       
    1    Belted Kingfisher       
    1    Downy Woodpecker       
    1    Hairy Woodpecker       
    1    Peregrine Falcon       
    2    Olive-sided Flycatcher       
    1    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher       
    2    Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)       
    3    Least Flycatcher       
    1    Eastern Phoebe       
    1    Great Crested Flycatcher       
    1    Yellow-throated Vireo       
    1    Blue-headed Vireo       
    1    Warbling Vireo       
    1    Philadelphia Vireo       
    1    Red-eyed Vireo       
    2    American Crow       
    3    Purple Martin       
    X    Barn Swallow       
    2    Cliff Swallow       
    1    Black-capped Chickadee       
    1    Red-breasted Nuthatch       
    1    House Wren       
    1    Swainson's Thrush       
    10    American Robin       
    12    Gray Catbird       
    2    Brown Thrasher       
    75    Cedar Waxwing       
    1    Ovenbird       
    3    Northern Waterthrush       
    1    Black-and-white Warbler       
    5    Tennessee Warbler       
    1    Nashville Warbler       
    1    Mourning Warbler       
    2    Common Yellowthroat       
    4    American Redstart       
    2    Magnolia Warbler       
    1    Bay-breasted Warbler       
    2    Yellow Warbler       
    5    Chestnut-sided Warbler       
    1    Blackpoll Warbler       
    1    Wilson's Warbler       
    5    Chipping Sparrow       
    3    Clay-colored Sparrow       
    4    Song Sparrow       
    1    Northern Cardinal       
    4    Rose-breasted Grosbeak       
    1    Baltimore Oriole       
    8    House Finch       
    5    Purple Finch       
    12    American Goldfinch       
    11    House Sparrow       

Sandy Aubol
East Grand Forks
Subject: Grand Forks
From: tsatrans123 <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:44:30 -0500
I birded along the English Coulee in Grand Forks today. 60 species

  15    Canada Goose       
    X    Wood Duck       
    6    Mallard       
    2    Blue-winged Teal       
    1    Green Heron       
    1    Cooper's Hawk       
    1    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)       
    4    Mourning Dove       
    5    Chimney Swift       
    1    Belted Kingfisher       
    1    Downy Woodpecker       
    1    Hairy Woodpecker       
    1    Peregrine Falcon       
    2    Olive-sided Flycatcher       
    1    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher       
    2    Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)       
    3    Least Flycatcher       
    1    Eastern Phoebe       
    1    Great Crested Flycatcher       
    1    Yellow-throated Vireo       
    1    Blue-headed Vireo       
    1    Warbling Vireo       
    1    Philadelphia Vireo       
    1    Red-eyed Vireo       
    2    American Crow       
    3    Purple Martin       
    X    Barn Swallow       
    2    Cliff Swallow       
    1    Black-capped Chickadee       
    1    Red-breasted Nuthatch       
    1    House Wren       
    1    Swainson's Thrush       
    10    American Robin       
    12    Gray Catbird       
    2    Brown Thrasher       
    75    Cedar Waxwing       
    1    Ovenbird       
    3    Northern Waterthrush       
    1    Black-and-white Warbler       
    5    Tennessee Warbler       
    1    Nashville Warbler       
    1    Mourning Warbler       
    2    Common Yellowthroat       
    4    American Redstart       
    2    Magnolia Warbler       
    1    Bay-breasted Warbler       
    2    Yellow Warbler       
    5    Chestnut-sided Warbler       
    1    Blackpoll Warbler       
    1    Wilson's Warbler       
    5    Chipping Sparrow       
    3    Clay-colored Sparrow       
    4    Song Sparrow       
    1    Northern Cardinal       
    4    Rose-breasted Grosbeak       
    1    Baltimore Oriole       
    8    House Finch       
    5    Purple Finch       
    12    American Goldfinch       
    11    House Sparrow       

Sandy Aubol
East Grand Forks
Subject: Night migrants
From: Keith Corliss <kcor708 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:58:00 -0500
Up early and at airport. Multitudes of flight calls from passerines
overhead. Might be a good day to bird.
Keith C.
Fargo
Subject: Warbler
From: Carl Stangeland <carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:00:09 -0500
I had a Blackburnian Warbler in the yard today, also saw Redstart,Northern 
Waterthrush,Wilson Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo down by the river. 

Carl Stangeland
Jamestown
carlcs AT daktel.com
Subject: Late Purple Martin Fledgling
From: alanwat AT INFIONLINE.NET
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:05:54 -0500
Hi All,

Yesterday evening I had 50+ Purple Martins and a few stayed in the houses 
overnight. My last Purple Martin nestling fledged this morning and tonight the 
houses were empty. A 2nd brood of Barn Swallows should fledge in another week. 
Orchard Orioles departed early this season but I still have many juvenile 
Baltimore Orioles and adult males. I have had Rose-breasted Grosbeaks coming to 
my platform feeder for over 3 weeks which is unusual for me but fun to have. 
This summer I had a couple of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the yard all 
summer. It seems like the male Hummingbirds start migrating the end of July/1st 
part of August and females the end of August long with the juveniles. Saturday 
I saw a Great Blue Heron (FOY) in Traill Co. 

 
Unreal to think that fall is just around the corner.

Good Birding,
Sharon Watson
Buxton ND
Subject: Yard birds today
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:56:27 -0600
We had several Red Breasted Nuthatches, Black and White Warblers, Yellow
Warblers and Redstarts in the back yard woods this afternoon. It was nice
to see the RB Nuthatches, as we haven't seen them here for quite some time.
Linda Gregg
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: Warblers
From: Carl Stangeland <carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:51:44 -0500
I had the first migrant Warblers in the yard today, Wilson and Canada Warblers, 
hope to see more tomorrow. 
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Upper Souris NWR, Grano Crossing, Aug 22, 2014
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:03:04 -0500
ND-Birders:

A nice fallout of birds at Grano today.

Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
To: jrmartin AT srt.com
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 8:51:18 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: eBird Report - Upper Souris NWR, Grano Crossing, Aug 22, 2014

Upper Souris NWR, Grano Crossing, Renville, US-ND
Aug 22, 2014 12:59 PM - 3:12 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 56 species American Wigeon 2 Mallard 13 Blue-winged Teal 40 Northern Shoveler 200 Northern Pintail 6 Hooded Merganser 5 Ruddy Duck 3 Pied-billed Grebe 6 Eared Grebe 20 Double-crested Cormorant 3 American White Pelican 50 Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 4 American Coot 200 Killdeer 4 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Franklin's Gull 400 Ring-billed Gull 25 Forster's Tern 2 Mourning Dove 4 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 3 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5 Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Alder Flycatcher 3 Least Flycatcher 50 Western Kingbird 4 Eastern Kingbird 52 Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 20 Red-eyed Vireo 6 Bank Swallow 40 Barn Swallow 7 Cliff Swallow 20 House Wren 3 American Robin 6 Gray Catbird 2 Cedar Waxwing 250 Ovenbird 1 Northern Waterthrush 2 Black-and-white Warbler 5 Tennessee Warbler 3 Mourning Warbler 1 American Redstart 1 Magnolia Warbler 1 Regular at this time. Blackburnian Warbler 2 Yellow Warbler 50 Canada Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 3 Chipping Sparrow 1 Clay-colored Sparrow 6 Song Sparrow 3 Brown-headed Cowbird 3 Baltimore Oriole 20 Purple Finch 2 American Goldfinch 12 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19542346 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: red-cheeked cordon bleu
From: Jane Kostenko <jkostenko AT SOMD.LIB.MD.US>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:58:28 -0400
Wow! I bet that got your heart racing for a few seconds! What a gorgeous bird! 
Jane 


Jane Kostenko
jkostenko AT somd.lib.md.us
California, MD

________________________________________
From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota [ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Bob Anderson [bob.anderson AT VCSU.EDU] 

Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 4:44 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] red-cheeked cordon bleu

I currently have a red-cheeked cordon bleu hanging out in my yard with the 
house and chipping sparrows. Assuming it escaped from somewhere, but it 
certainly is an interesting addition to my yard list. 

Good Birding,
Bob Anderson
145 12th St. NE
Valley City
Subject: red-cheeked cordon bleu
From: Bob Anderson <bob.anderson AT VCSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:44:49 -0500
I currently have a red-cheeked cordon bleu hanging out in my yard with the 
house and chipping sparrows. Assuming it escaped from somewhere, but it 
certainly is an interesting addition to my yard list. 

Good Birding,
Bob Anderson
145 12th St. NE
Valley City
Subject: Cuckoo and spotted sandpiper -Dunn
From: Chris Hiatt <hiattch AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:44:12 -0600
I had a spotted sandpiper along a tributary of the knife river southeast of 
manning yesterday. I was on a quad a farmer lent me to go pick up a hive the 
flood pulled downstream over last weekend when they got 12 inches of rain in 24 
hours. I actually saw a lot of birds along this stream on the quad. I swung by 
the spot I had the black billed cuckoo 3 weeks ago and it was still there, 
almost exactly in the same spot. On a side note, last week in my hometown in 
Washington I got to bike 6 miles and bird with Dorian Anderson the guy from 
Boston doing a big year on a bike. My friend and I helped him find sagebrush 
sparrow # 515 for him. He has rode over 10,000 miles already. 

Good birding, 
Chris Hiatt 
Bowman

Sent from my iPhone
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Oak Park arrivals
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:28:12 -0500
ND-Birders:

New fall arrivals in Oak Park yesterday were Canada and Mourning Warbler. Today 
I had Magnolia Warbler and Blue-headed Vireo. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer
Subject: Re: eBird Hotspots
From: "Bell, Tyler" <belljt AT SI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:46:01 +0000
I'd like to suggest that eBird users who may have created personal locations 
for places that are surely hotspots, please merge your location to the hotspot. 
That way all of the data is at one location instead of showing up as a shotgun 
blast of personal pins around the hotspot pin. I'm an eBird reviewer in 
Maryland and North Dakota (mostly just lurk in ND since Corey and Ron took 
over) but in MD, we do an occasional consolidation and it's really quite easy 
to merge locations. Here's how: 


Go into "My eBird" then "Manage My Locations". Type in a location in the search 
bar, ie Oak Park, select it and it will take you to the map. If the location 
name on the map shows an inverted red teardrop with a flame in it, that's an 
eBird Hotspot. If not, click on the merge button and it will bring up nearby 
hotspots. Select the hotspot and make sure that the checkbox "Delete after 
merging" is checked. All of your checklists will merge onto the eBird Hotspot. 
None of the data will be lost but it will be consolidated with other data for 
that location. 


To my knowledge, there isn't a really easy way to hunt around for hotspots near 
personal locations but another way is to click on "Submit Observations" then 
"Find it on a Map". Type in the county and/or state then start zooming and 
dragging. Blue pins will be personal locations. 


If you feel like one of your personal locations merits hotspot status, you can 
suggest it when in "Manage My Locations", as below, or whenever you submit a 
checklist! 


Tyler Bell
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Edgewater, Maryland
belljt AT si.edu

________________________________________
From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota [ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] on 
behalf of Derek Bakken [spottedtowhee AT GMAIL.COM] 

Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2014 1:35 AM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] eBird Hotspots
This might be slightly off topic, but I know there are many people on this 
listserv who use eBird to report their sightings and even some who just use it 
to help them find birds. 


In either case, everyone benefits when it is easier to both submit and find 
sightings. 


I've recently started volunteering as a reviewer for all hotspots suggested by 
eBird users in North Dakota/Iowa/Minnesota and just got caught up a few weeks 
ago. 


If anyone who uses eBird would like to share their favorite birding spots so 
other people can report their sightings to that location or use that 
information to find birds they may need, the steps to suggest a hotspot are 
very easy. 


1) In eBird, click the "My ebird" tab
2) Click the "Manage My Locations" link on the right
3) Select the locations and then in the pull down menu, pick "Suggest as 
Hotspots" 


Don't worry about too much about whether the location you are suggesting is 
good enough or if you are unsure of the location name. If it is a spot that 
you regularly find birds (even if they are just common North Dakota birds), 
just go ahead and suggest it and I'll follow up with you if more information is 
needed. 


If you have any questions about eBird, I'm happy to assist.


-- 
Derek Bakken
spottedtowhee AT gmail.com 


Please contribute your sightings to our list; it is only as good as members 
make it! 


Also, please report your bird sightings to eBird and/or the IOU/MOU. The 
information gathered is vital to the future of birds. 

Subject: Blackburnian
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:55:55 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
 Last evening I had my first fall migrant in a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER in Sleepy 
Hollow Park. I saw the bird twice for one second, before it disappeared up the 
hill. The flock of 5 birds were never relocated (meaning the other companions 
were not identified). It was roughly 7:30pm when it was observed. 


Only other sign of neotropic migrants in the park were a couple pairs of 
Redstarts. 


Mosquitoes were bad, and it was muggy.

En route home, I observed one of our famous resident Chukars.

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND
Subject: Fwd: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:50:17 -0500
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Gordon Andersson" 
To: MOU-NET AT LISTS.UMN.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:15:14 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA

MOU'ers

 

There was a recent Tribune article about this problem.  It is linked here.
The July 2014 issue of the American Bird Conservancy "Bird Calls" newsletter
has a more extensive article.  (see Page 11 below).   The Ivanpah Solar
facility is sited on 3,200 acres of desert and uses 300,000 car-sized
mirrors to reflect heat onto boilers on 450 foot towers.  (This is not
photovoltaic solar energy.)  Electricity generation, sufficient for 140,000
homes, began in February of this year.  

 

The USFWS has issued a report on the bats, insects, and birds burned flying
thru the superheated layer of air.   FWS staff estimated one bird killed
every two minutes.  "Bird species [most] affected by solar flux include both
insectivores [such as swallows, swifts, and flycatchers] and raptors that
prey on insect-eating birds."   The annual bird kill is forecasted to be up
to 10's of 1000's of birds, unless preventive measures are identified and
implemented.    There are plans for another mirror field near Joshua Tree
NP. 

 

http://www.startribune.com/nation/271624061.html

 

http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/birdcalls_pdf/bc14jul.pdf

 

gordon andersson

st paul


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Subject: Red Knot
From: David Lambeth <brdrdave1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:23:43 -0500
A Red Knot in juvenile plumage was at the Grand Forks lagoons this morning.
It had been several years since I saw one in North Dakota.

-- 
Dave Lambeth
Grand Forks
To correspond with me, please use davidlambeth58201 AT yahoo.com
Subject: OaK Park, Minot
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:30:06 -0500
ND-Birders:

Among a few migrants in Oak Park today were two Chestnut-sided Warblers.

Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer
Subject: Ron and Sherry on KXnet
From: "Bell, Tyler" <belljt AT SI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:57:11 +0000
My sister-in-law found an article on KXnet about Ron Martin and Sherry Leslie 
visiting the Minot landfill looking for "seagulls". Neither of them ever use 
that incorrect term though the reporter keeps harking back to it! I think North 
Dakota is about as far away from any sea as you can get in North America ;) 


Having never been there, I'm curious about access. Do you just drive up and ask 
to go birding in there? Can you park somewhere and scope the trash heap? Looks 
like there are a couple of ponds on the north and one on the south side. Do the 
gulls go there after foraging to clean/preen? 


http://www.kxnet.com/story/26294109/bird-watchers-observe-seagulls


Here's a map link with an aerial view:

http://tinyurl.com/minot-landfill


Tyler Bell
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Edgewater, Maryland
belljt AT si.edu
Subject: Grand Forks - warblers
From: tsatrans123 <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:18:53 -0500
Warbler activity is picking up in Grand Forks. Riverside Park this morning-

Chestnut-sided
Blackburnian
Nashville
Tennessee
Wilson's
Yellow
American Redstart
Black-and-White

Also Olive-sided flycatcher (first noted last Thursday)

Sandy Aubol
East Grand Forks MN

-------- Original message --------
From: Ron Martin
Date:08/17/2014 4:22 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 17, 2014
ND-Birders: Migration is picking up in Oak Park. Good birding, Ron Martin Rural Sawyer ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu To: jrmartin AT srt.com Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:14:41 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central Subject: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 17, 2014 Minot - Oak Park, Ward, US-ND Aug 17, 2014 9:02 AM - 11:32 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 42 species Canada Goose 70 Wood Duck 24 Mallard 6 Hooded Merganser 3 Cooper's Hawk 3 Franklin's Gull 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 14 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 6 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 4 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Alder Flycatcher 1 Least Flycatcher 7 Eastern Phoebe 2 Yellow-throated Vireo 3 Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2 Red-eyed Vireo 15 Blue Jay 4 American Crow 3 Cliff Swallow 15 Black-capped Chickadee 30 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 8 House Wren 1 American Robin 2 Gray Catbird 1 Ovenbird 1 Northern Waterthrush 1 Black-and-white Warbler 6 Tennessee Warbler 3 American Redstart 1 Blackburnian Warbler 2 First of season. Yellow Warbler 16 Wilson's Warbler 2 Song Sparrow 8 Baltimore Oriole 1 American Goldfinch 6 House Sparrow 6 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19494915 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 17, 2014
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:22:14 -0500
ND-Birders:

Migration is picking up in Oak Park.

Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer




----- Forwarded Message -----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
To: jrmartin AT srt.com
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:14:41 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 17, 2014

Minot - Oak Park, Ward, US-ND
Aug 17, 2014 9:02 AM - 11:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 42 species Canada Goose 70 Wood Duck 24 Mallard 6 Hooded Merganser 3 Cooper's Hawk 3 Franklin's Gull 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 14 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 6 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 4 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Alder Flycatcher 1 Least Flycatcher 7 Eastern Phoebe 2 Yellow-throated Vireo 3 Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2 Red-eyed Vireo 15 Blue Jay 4 American Crow 3 Cliff Swallow 15 Black-capped Chickadee 30 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 8 House Wren 1 American Robin 2 Gray Catbird 1 Ovenbird 1 Northern Waterthrush 1 Black-and-white Warbler 6 Tennessee Warbler 3 American Redstart 1 Blackburnian Warbler 2 First of season. Yellow Warbler 16 Wilson's Warbler 2 Song Sparrow 8 Baltimore Oriole 1 American Goldfinch 6 House Sparrow 6 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19494915 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: eBird Hotspots
From: Derek Bakken <spottedtowhee AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:35:12 -0500
This might be slightly off topic, but I know there are many people on this
listserv who use eBird to report their sightings and even some who just use
it to help them find birds.

In either case, everyone benefits when it is easier to both submit and find
sightings.

I've recently started volunteering as a reviewer for all hotspots suggested
by eBird users in North Dakota/Iowa/Minnesota and just got caught up a few
weeks ago.

If anyone who uses eBird would like to share their favorite birding spots
so other people can report their sightings to that location or use that
information to find birds they may need, the steps to suggest a hotspot are
very easy.

1) In eBird, click the "My ebird" tab
2) Click the "Manage My Locations" link on the right
3) Select the locations and then in the pull down menu, pick "Suggest as
Hotspots"

Don't worry about too much about whether the location you are suggesting is
good enough or if you are unsure of the location name.  If it is a spot
that you regularly find birds (even if they are just common North Dakota
birds), just go ahead and suggest it and I'll follow up with you if more
information is needed.

If you have any questions about eBird, I'm happy to assist.


-- 
Derek Bakken
spottedtowhee AT gmail.com


Please contribute your sightings to our list; it is only as good as members
make it!

Also, please report your bird sightings to eBird and/or the IOU/MOU.  The
information gathered is vital to the future of birds.
Subject: American redstart
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0500
Barnes County, ND August 15
2 American redstarts were racing around the yard and bird bath today. Last week 
5 yellow warblers were in the yard simultaneously. There have been two 
ruby-throated hummingbirds in the yard this summer and now there are four, with 
daily aerial skirmishes. 

The yard has had many monarch butterflies this summer and recently many are 
nectaring at the Liatrus wildflowers. I have found two caterpillars eating on 
the milkweed. 


Jean Legge, Valley City, ND 58072
Subject: Green Heron nest fledged
From: "Igl, Lawrence" <ligl AT USGS.GOV>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:11:35 -0500
Last week, four Green Heron chicks fledged from a nest in Chris Zinke's
yard, southeast of Jamestown.  The heron's stick nest was about 18 feet
above ground in a Green Ash tree.  The nest was about 200 yards away from
the James River, which was the nearest water body with water. The chicks
began branching about 3-4 weeks ago, and by the end of last week, the
adults had enticed them toward the river.

**************************************************************
Lawrence D. Igl, PhD
Research Ecologist
U.S.G.S. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street SE
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401-7317
Phone:    701-253-5511
Fax:       701-253-5553
E-mail:    ligl AT usgs.gov
Internet:     www.npwrc.usgs.gov
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Subject: Fwd: [Manitobabirds] Mississippi Kite update
From: Sharon Watson <alanwat AT INFIONLINE.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:44:02 -0500
For those of you that are interested.

Sharon Watson
Buxton ND

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Subject: [Manitobabirds] Mississippi Kite update
From: "christian artuso chartuso AT hotmail.com [Manitobabirds]" 
 

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Many people have asked me for an update on Winnipeg’s now famous Mississippi 
Kites. As I mentioned on the interview I did on breakfast television 
(http://www.btwinnipeg.ca/videos/3725151058001/) this looks to be the first 
nest in Canada (I checked as thoroughly as I could and found no other breeding 
records despite the fact that there are two records in Saskatchewan and 
approximately 67, in Ontario. As was posted earlier, a nest with one downy 
young was located by several people (two different groups who found the nest 
independently from two different vantage points). 


 

On 8th August, I estimated the chick to be approximately 24 or 25 days old, and 
it was observed flapping its wings and standing on the rim of the nest. Both 
adults were moulting by that point and one has lost both p1 and p2 (in the 
backlighting I couldn’t tell whether male or female). Unfortunately, shortly 
before 5 pm that day, both adults landed on the nest simultaneously resulting 
in the chick falling from the rim all the way to the ground. Luckily Amanda 
Guercio and Kayla Putty, who are currently banding at Delta, witnessed the 
chick fall and rescued it from immediate danger (chicks are extremely 
vulnerable on the ground) and called me. Jake Gillis and I arrived within 10 
minutes and, after a rapid assessment of the chick (remarkably good shape 
despite the fall), we used a long stick to place the chick as high on the nest 
tree as possible. After telephone consultation between Jim Duncan, Tracy 
Maconachie and myself, Tracy and I went to the site in the late evening where 
we were joined by Amanda, Kayla, Pierre Richard, Bob Hodgson, Michael Lloyd and 
Donna Martin. We assessed the situation and formulated a plan for the following 
morning. Bob would supply ladders and tools and Pierre found a contact in Dan 
Spiers, a Nature Manitoba member who operates a business called “Affordable 
Tree and Stump Removal” (www.affordabletree.ca). It was 10 pm when I called 
Dan and I soon learned that I was calling him on the eve of his son’s 
birthday. Not only did he forgive my intrusion, he even agreed to arrive on the 
scene at 6 am the following morning with his bucket truck, proving once again 
the exceptional generosity of Nature Manitoba volunteers! 


 

At 6 am the following morning, Tracy and I checked the chick rapidly and were 
very happy with its condition. Pierre and Bob precut and pre-mounted screws 
into a wooden crate I had found in my garage and Dan quickly mounted it in the 
nest tree below the nest before the chick was raised to him. Dan took a video 
of this which he will put on his web site in due course. We were in and out in 
45 minutes and the parents were seen and heard nearby – all indications were 
good! We then vacated the area because at that point in time the most important 
thing was that the parents find the young and we were worried that excess human 
activity around the nest could have delayed or prevented that. 


 

Over the next few days careful monitoring occurred from as far away as possible 
(extreme care necessary not to be visible near the nest). The wonderfully 
generous home owners proved to be a huge asset in this aspect (and in all other 
aspects!) as they gave us permission to do what we needed and they observed the 
kite family from their home as best they could. Fortunately pedestrian traffic 
in the area was minimal. Nonetheless, in the days that followed, there was no 
evidence that the adults were feeding the chick and their presence in the 
neighbourhood became increasingly sporadic. The chick was alert, active and 
vocal. On the evening of the 11th August, the chick lay down in the crate and 
stayed more or less in the corner, causing concerns of malnourishment.  On the 
following day, with no sign of either adult near the nest and the chick still 
lying in the corner of the crate, we enlisted the help, on very short notice, 
of Dennis Swayze to bring and climb an extension ladder and lower the chick to 
me waiting below. Tracy and I both concluded that the chick was in poor shape 
(keel felt sharp) and Tracy brought the chick to the zoo head vet, Dr Chris 
Enright, for examination. 


 

The chick was found to be in surprisingly good shape, thin but not emaciated 
and with a reasonably good hydration level given the circumstances. The zoo 
veterinary clinic succeeded in getting the chick to feed and it continued to 
feed and improve on the following day. The adults do not appear to be in the 
area of the nest any more. Some of the sightings in other parts of the city 
seem to suggest they had begun dispersing as early as last Saturday. 


 

We are currently researching and reviewing options for the chick’s 
rehabilitation and ultimate release. Obviously this is complicated by the fact 
that Mississippi Kite is a highly migratory species that winters in South 
America and that hawk watches well south of us have already recorded good 
numbers on passage. There are some aspects of kite biology though that can work 
in our favour. We will do everything we possibly can to give this chick a 
chance to return to the wild. I don’t yet know what the final strategy will 
be as a few more days of consultation and research are required.    


 

This may seem a sad end for the first nest in Canada but at least the chick has 
survived and will be released into the wild with a fighting chance. It is 
important to remember that Mississippi Kites have very low nesting success 
overall (rural nests average 0.6 fledglings per nest and urban/suburban nests 
average 1.1 or 1.2 depending on population). I suspect these birds were first 
time parents. In short, this outcome is perhaps not particularly unusual for 
this species under these circumstances. Despite this turn of events, it is 
still possible that Mississippi Kites return to Manitoba next year as they have 
done elsewhere. We can only hope… 



A huge thank you to all who donated their time so generously!

 

Christian Artuso (Winnipeg)


		 	 		 

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Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:39:35 -0500
May be a function of this spring being hot and dry end of May so the  
birds were able to get north and complete nesting successfully, as  
opposed to the last couple years when warbler migration lingered into  
June?

My peak this spring for warblers was May 11th (Mothers Day) with 13  
species, normally it is around the 23rd of the month, and quite a few  
more species.

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND

Quoting "Bell, Tyler" :

> Maryland birders have been turning up some very early migrants  
> including Swainson's Thrush, Tennessee Warbler and Mourning Warbler.  
> Seems like migration is getting a jump start this year!
>
> Tyler Bell
> Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
> Edgewater, Maryland
> belljt AT si.edu
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota  
> [mailto:ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On Behalf Of Ron Martin
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:28 PM
> To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
> Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014
>
> ND-Birders:
>
> Five warbler species in Oak Park today, including a very early  
> Orange-crowned.  This evening there was a N. Waterthrush in my yard.
>
> Good birding,
> Ron Martin
> Rural Sawyer
>
>
Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014
From: "Bell, Tyler" <belljt AT SI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:21:26 +0000
Maryland birders have been turning up some very early migrants including 
Swainson's Thrush, Tennessee Warbler and Mourning Warbler. Seems like migration 
is getting a jump start this year! 


Tyler Bell
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Edgewater, Maryland 
belljt AT si.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota 
[mailto:ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On Behalf Of Ron Martin 

Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:28 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014

ND-Birders:

Five warbler species in Oak Park today, including a very early Orange-crowned. 
This evening there was a N. Waterthrush in my yard. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer

Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:27:51 -0500
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Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:15:58 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Aug 14, 2014
ND-Birders:

Five warbler species in Oak Park today, including a very early Orange-crowned. 
This evening there was a N. Waterthrush in my yard. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer



Minot - Oak Park, Ward, US-ND
Aug 14, 2014 11:59 AM - 1:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Clear, SE 15, 85 degrees. 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 25 species Canada Goose 25 Wood Duck 10 Mallard 8 Cooper's Hawk 1 Chimney Swift 2 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Least Flycatcher 1 Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1 Red-eyed Vireo 6 American Crow 2 Black-capped Chickadee 24 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 5 American Robin 3 Black-and-white Warbler 2 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 American Redstart 2 Yellow Warbler 18 Wilson's Warbler 2 First migrants . Song Sparrow 1 American Goldfinch 6 House Sparrow 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19468095 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Caspian Tern
From: Carl Stangeland <carlcs AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:05:11 -0500
Yesterday , north of Jamestown, there were a couple Caspian Terns with a bunch 
of Gulls, next to a big slough, also by the farm in central Foster Co.there was 
a lone Glossy Ibis in a small slough, also a Wilson's Snipe and a Sora there. 

Carl Stangeland
Jamestown
carlcs AT daktel.com
Subject: SW ND birding
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:38:48 -0500
ND-Birders:

I birded most of the day in Hettinger and Grant Counties, with one stop in 
Adams Co. A few highlights: 


Cinnamon Teal - One at Dry Lake in Hettinger.
Golden Eagle - One in Adams.
Black-billed Magpie - A flock of 41 in Grant. 
Sedge Wren - Found at 4 locations.  Usually very rare in the SW.
Harris's Sparrow - One on the road near a farmstead in Adams.
Blue Grosbeak - An agitated pair s. of Elgin in Grant.

I have had a migrant Alder Flycatcher in my yard the last 2 days. At least 5 
hummingbirds coming to my feeders. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Des Lacs NWR, Aug 9, 2014
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:18:38 -0500
ND-Birders:

Lots of birds at Des Lacs NWR this am. Highlights Piping Plover, Buff-br. 
Sandpiper, and an amazing 79 Hudsonian Godwits. 21 species of shorebirds. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer


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Subject: eBird Report - Des Lacs NWR, Aug 9, 2014

Des Lacs NWR, Ward, US-ND
Aug 9, 2014 6:51 AM - 10:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: 62-71 degrees, cloudy, wind SE light. Covered refuge from south end 
to HQ. 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 80 species Canada Goose 110 Wood Duck 3 Gadwall 100 American Wigeon 20 Mallard 900 Blue-winged Teal 900 Northern Shoveler 1000 Northern Pintail 450 Green-winged Teal 5 Canvasback 40 Redhead 150 Ring-necked Duck 3 Lesser Scaup 80 Hooded Merganser 5 Ruddy Duck 50 Common Loon 1 Pied-billed Grebe 40 Red-necked Grebe 6 Eared Grebe 500 Western Grebe 200 Double-crested Cormorant 140 American White Pelican 250 American Bittern 1 Great Blue Heron 4 Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Cooper's Hawk 1 Swainson's Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) 3 American Coot 100 American Avocet 42 Semipalmated Plover 67 Piping Plover 1 Killdeer 170 Spotted Sandpiper 8 Solitary Sandpiper 7 Greater Yellowlegs 12 Willet (Western) 22 Lesser Yellowlegs 120 Upland Sandpiper 5 Hudsonian Godwit 79 Very large number for fall. Marbled Godwit 35 Stilt Sandpiper 19 Baird's Sandpiper 220 Least Sandpiper 16 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 240 Semipalmated Sandpiper 110 Long-billed Dowitcher 2 Wilson's Snipe 1 Wilson's Phalarope 21 Franklin's Gull 1000 Ring-billed Gull 275 Black Tern 400 Forster's Tern 9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8 Eurasian Collared-Dove 4 Mourning Dove 9 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 Eastern Kingbird 1 American Crow 28 Horned Lark 1 Purple Martin 3 Bank Swallow 4 Barn Swallow 14 Cliff Swallow 19 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Sedge Wren 1 Marsh Wren 1 American Robin 1 Cedar Waxwing 21 Common Yellowthroat 8 Yellow Warbler 16 Clay-colored Sparrow 14 Song Sparrow 12 Bobolink 3 Red-winged Blackbird 20 Yellow-headed Blackbird 35 Common Grackle (Bronzed) 4 American Goldfinch 11 House Sparrow 20 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19379003 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Western wetlands
From: Nancy Drilling <nancy.drilling AT RMBO.ORG>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 06:25:50 -0600
Recently I visited some of the western wetlands while passing through.
Thursday evening at Bowman-Haley Dam, the highlight was a group of 5
Short-eared Owls foraging together on the west side. There were mudflats on
the north end with plenty of shorebirds but I was too far away to identify
anything smaller than a Marbled Godwit, of which there were many. Friday
morning, Williston marsh was full of birds, my favorite being the
Red-necked Grebe. Otherwise almost no shorebirds anywhere, even though
there were good looking sites in Williams & Divide counties.

Nancy Drilling
Subject: ND Birding Society Fall Meeting
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:19:07 -0500
ND-Birders:

The ND Birding Society will meet Sept. 27-28 in Devils Lake. We will once again 
take to the pontoons and cruise Devils Lake in search of Sabine's Gull, Little 
Gull, and other fall migrants. All past trips have recorded Sabine's Gull( kiss 
of death). We will meet at 7:30 am on Saturday at the Spirit Lake Marina. I 
have 2 boats reserved for Saturday that can handle 8 persons each. I also have 
2 boats reserved for Sunday in case we have high winds on Saturday. If the 
Saturday weather is good and some folks also want to go out on Sunday we could 
go 2 consecutive days. There is a lot of lake to cover. The cost will be $30 
per person per trip. We have the boats from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will need at 
least 5 people committed for each boat to cover the costs. Please contact me if 
you plan to go on one of the trips. After the trips we will bird the lake shore 
and/or Sully's Hill NGP. We will have a meeting and meal Sat. evening at a 
place to be named later. 


Ron Martin
NDBS
Subject: Fwd: Migrants
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:56:03 -0500
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From: jrmartin AT srt.com
To: "ND-Birds" 
Sent: Friday, August 8, 2014 8:53:02 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Migrants

ND-Birders:

The first migrants (excluding Yellow Warblers)have made an appearance the last 
2 days in Oak Park in Minot. Yesterday I had an Am. Redstart and a 
Yelow-bellied Flycatcher. Today there was a Warbling Vireo. Three young 
Cooper's Hawks are terrorizing the neighborhood. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer
Subject: official state list?
From: bill <bill AT VULTURES.CC>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 02:24:11 -0500
Hi all...

I was able to find the NDBRC Review List revised 21 May 2010. Is this 
the most recent? I have looked in vain trying to find the most recent ND 
official state checklist. Would be very grateful if someone would post 
the url. A million thanks!

peace
-bill
Subject: Cattle Egrets
From: David Lindee <daveandellin AT REAGAN.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:06:23 -0500
There were a dozen Cattle Egrets milling about a small herd of cattle 2
miles east of Makoti on Highway 23 yesterday.

 

Good birding,

Dave and Ellin Lindee

Van Hook



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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Minot Sewage Lagoons, Aug 3, 2014
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:04:41 -0500
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Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2014 6:00 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Minot Sewage Lagoons, Aug 3, 2014


> Minot Sewage Lagoons, Ward, US-ND
> Aug 3, 2014 2:33 PM - 4:33 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     70 degrees, wind light, m. cloudy, a few showers.  
/>Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 > 53 species (+1 other taxa) > > Canada Goose 400 > Wood Duck 3 Brood > Gadwall 60 > Mallard 550 > American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 1 Dark bird showing some green > on head. > Blue-winged Teal 500 > Northern Shoveler 325 > Northern Pintail 160 > Canvasback 10 > Redhead 150 > Lesser Scaup 9 > Bufflehead 4 > Hooded Merganser 1 > Ruddy Duck 550 > Pied-billed Grebe 2 > Eared Grebe 900 Broods > American Coot 20 > American Avocet 27 > Killdeer 75 > Spotted Sandpiper 27 > Willet (Western) 8 > Lesser Yellowlegs 4 > Ruddy Turnstone 1 > Sanderling 1 > Baird's Sandpiper 26 > Least Sandpiper 8 > Pectoral Sandpiper 14 > Semipalmated Sandpiper 11 > Wilson's Phalarope 1650 > Red-necked Phalarope 500 > Bonaparte's Gull 1 > Franklin's Gull 1600 > Ring-billed Gull 40 > California Gull 1 > Caspian Tern 1 > Black Tern 120 > Mourning Dove 21 > Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 > Peregrine Falcon 1 > Eastern Kingbird 4 > Bank Swallow 4 > Barn Swallow 2 > Black-capped Chickadee 1 > Marsh Wren 6 > American Robin 2 > Common Yellowthroat 5 > Yellow Warbler 2 > Nelson's Sparrow 1 > Song Sparrow 9 > Red-winged Blackbird 34 > Yellow-headed Blackbird 4 > Common Grackle (Bronzed) 7 > Brown-headed Cowbird 2 > American Goldfinch 7 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19320217 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) >
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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 05:02:41 +0000
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Subject: Glossy Ibis
From: John Fielding <northerntiergeology AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 17:05:21 -0600
I went for a walk (now) and got some very good looks at 10 birds I great light 
and am 99% sure that they are Glossy and not White-faces Ibises. They are quite 
curious an circled me about 4-12 times, individually and not even in pairs. 
Also saw the pair of Black-crowned Night Herons again. They were here last year 
also. 


Good Birding!

John DW Fielding south of Fortuna, ND in western Divide County

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Subject: BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO-Dunn county
From: Chris Hiatt <hiattch AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:15:13 -0600
I saw this cuckoo south east of manning , 3 miles east and one mile north of 22 
on 16 th ave. It was on the barbed wire fence on the way to my Beeyard and was 
there an hour later on the way back. Also a mile farther east of there was 8 
partridges. 

Chris Hiatt 
Bowman 

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Subject: 14 Glossy Ibis in Divide County
From: John Fielding <northerntiergeology AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:08:51 -0500
There are what appear to be 7 or 8 pairs of Glossy Ibis in a large wetlands 
complex in western Divide County. There is absolutely no hint of the light 
coloration of the White-faced Ibis pink around the base of the bill region. 
Also observed an American Bittern and two Black-crowned Night Herons among many 
Coots and Ruddy Ducks. And a hawk with a blue-gray head and a cream bib with 
black and white mottled chest. Any ideas? 


Good Birding, 
John DW Fielding
PO Box 25
New England, ND 58647

PO Box 85 
Fortuna, ND 58844

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Subject: Barnes County
From: Bob Anderson <bob.anderson AT VCSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:53:10 -0500
My daughter and I visited our shorebird property again today. Birds of note 
included the following: 

Black ducks (2)
Hudsonian godwits (2)
White-faced ibis (211- not a typo) 


View the complete checklist and location online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19289144 


Good Birding,
Bob and Autumn Anderson
Valley City
Subject: Sandhill Cranes with a young one
From: David Lambeth <brdrdave1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:04:56 -0500
Further evidence that Sandhill Cranes breed along the western beaches of
former glacial Lake Agassiz is a report by Laci Prucinski, the naturalist
at Turtle River State Park, of seeing three just east of Larimore on
Tuesday, the 29th. This morning I located the three and one is a large
juvenile that is capable of flying at least short distances. About two
weeks ago, I watched a pair about 5 miles south and one mile west of
Emerado for 20 minutes and didn't see one with this pair. The latter
location is in an area where I find summer Sandhills with some regularity.

-- 
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Grand Forks
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Subject: Fwd: [Manitobabirds] Mississippi Kite Nest
From: Sharon Watson <alanwat AT INFIONLINE.NET>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:44:39 -0500
Update on the Kites

Sharon Watson
Buxton ND

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Subject: [Manitobabirds] Mississippi Kite Nest
From: "'Bob Shettler' sshettler AT shaw.ca [Manitobabirds]" 
 

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CC: 

  

The nest for the pair of kites has been located and it contains at least 1 
downy youngster. 


 

The nest location will not be disclosed for the same reasons that we don’t 
disclose other hawk and owl nests sites. It is really important to respect the 
privacy of the immediate neighbourhood and even more importantly we need to 
ensure that the birds are not unduly stressed so that they have the best 
opportunity to successfully raise and fledge their chicks! 


 

This Manitoba first is very exciting!

 

Cheers

Bob Shettler

Headingley

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