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26 May Lark Buntings, etc. ["Igl, Lawrence" ]
23 May Re: ND-BIRDS Digest - 22 May 2016 to 23 May 2016 (#2016-81) ["Shaffer, Jill" ]
23 May Trefoil Park Fargo Monday [cnorheim ]
22 May Lark Bunting, etc. ["Igl, Lawrence" ]
21 May Black-throated Blue Warbler, Grand Forks [Sandy Aubol ]
20 May Western tanager [Corey Ellingson ]
19 May Trefoil Park Fargo Thursday Golden Winged Warblers [cnorheim ]
18 May Possible breeding Long-billed Curlew in McKenzie Co [Scott R a y ]
18 May Trefoil Park Fargo & Pioneer Park Moorhead Wednesday [cnorheim ]
17 May Trefoil addendum Tuesday [cnorheim ]
17 May Scarlet Tanager Trefoil Park, Fargo Tuesday morning [cnorheim ]
17 May American Redstart, Bobolink [Jean Legge ]
16 May Kellys Slough, Grand Forks [Sandy Aubol ]
16 May Eurasian Tree Sparrow update - May 16 [Scott R a y ]
16 May Cass LETE [Keith Corliss ]
16 May Orchard Oriole [Jean Legge ]
16 May blue grey gnatcatcher Trefoil Park Fargo [cnorheim ]
15 May Mountrail Co Eurasian Tree Sparrow - May 15 update [Scott R a y ]
15 May Trefoil Park Sunday morning [cnorheim ]
15 May Black-and-white Warbler et. al. [Richard Budd ]
15 May House wren [Jean Legge ]
15 May Pelicans ["Lydia B. K." ]
14 May Mountrail Co Eurasian Tree Sparrow update [Scott R a y ]
14 May Grosbeak [Sherry Leslie ]
14 May Hummingbird [Sherry Leslie ]
14 May Montrail Co Eurasian Tree Sparrow update [Scott R a y ]
13 May Patterson Lake, Dickinson [Nancy Drilling ]
13 May Eastern Kingbird [Sherry Leslie ]
13 May Update on Mountrail Eurasian Tree Sparrow - was seen Friday morning and evening [Scott R a y ]
13 May New Arrivals [Richard Budd ]
13 May Mallard young [David Lambeth ]
12 May Golden Valley County [Nancy Drilling ]
12 May Rock Wren [Corey Ellingson ]
12 May Eared Grebes [Jim Fuglie ]
12 May McDowell Dam [bobneugebauer ]
12 May Mountrail Co EURASIAN TREE SPARROW [Scott R a y ]
12 May RT Hummingbird [Jean Legge ]
11 May Fargo birding Wednesday [cnorheim ]
10 May 4 RB Grosbeaks now [Jean Legge ]
10 May No Subject [Nick Roehl ]
10 May Rose-breasted Grosbeaks [Jean Legge ]
10 May Rose-breasted Grosbeaks [Jean Legge ]
9 May FOY warblers [Charlie Christianson ]
9 May Golden Valley, Billings counties [Nancy Drilling ]
9 May whimbrel [Keith Corliss ]
9 May Baltimore Orioles arrive [Jean Legge ]
8 May Grand Forks birds [Sandy Aubol ]
8 May Trefoil Park Sunday Morning [cnorheim ]
8 May Female ruby-throated hummingbird [Hunter Gwilliams ]
6 May snowy plover [David Lambeth ]
6 May Glossy Ibis at Horsehead Lake [MARK OTNES ]
6 May Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs [Jay Pitocchelli ]
6 May Migration in Becker County MN [Cleone Stewart ]
6 May Yellow warblers [Jean Legge ]
4 May FOY Harris Sparrow et al [Richard Budd ]
4 May Kite [Corey Ellingson ]
2 May N. Dakota Birding Society meeting [Ron Martin ]
1 May FOS birds, for me. [Sherry Leslie ]
1 May brown thrasher, warbling vireo [Jean Legge ]
30 Apr White-faced Ibis [Brenda Olson ]
29 Apr Oak Park [Sherry Leslie ]
29 Apr vesper, clay-colored sparrows [Jean Legge ]
29 Apr Trefoil birds Friday [cnorheim ]
28 Apr Purple Finch [Sherry Leslie ]
27 Apr Yellow bellied sapsucker [Howard Lien ]
27 Apr Forster's tern [Jean Legge ]
27 Apr Trefoil Park Fargo Wednesday [cnorheim ]
27 Apr FOY []
27 Apr Osprey [Sherry Leslie ]
25 Apr This weekends McK Co birds [Maureen OMara ]
23 Apr Fargo Sewage lagoons [Connie Norheim ]
19 Apr Grand Forks County [Sandy Aubol ]
19 Apr Northern mockingbird [Keith Corliss ]
19 Apr Palm Warbler north Fargo Tuesday [cnorheim ]
19 Apr Grand Forks County, Turtle River State Park [Sandy Aubol ]
18 Apr Hermit Thrush [Buchanan Law Office ]

Subject: Lark Buntings, etc.
From: "Igl, Lawrence" <ligl AT USGS.GOV>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:53:13 -0500
There have been several reports of scattered male Lark Buntings in Stutsman
County during the past week, including near Woodworth and Cottonwood Lake
Study Area.  This afternoon, Brian Chepulis, Emily Stewart and I saw a male
Lark Bunting on a fence northeast of Chase Lake.  This could be a good year
to see this irruptive species in the eastern part of the state.

Today, we also heard and saw Swamp Sparrows in several cattail marshes in
western Stutsman County, including south of Chicago Lake.   There were a
few secretive Le Conte's Sparrows in the wet meadow area south of Chicago
Lake, but no males were singing, at least not while we were present. We
also saw our first female Bobolinks of the season, southwest of Woodworth.


**************************************************************
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: Re: ND-BIRDS Digest - 22 May 2016 to 23 May 2016 (#2016-81)
From: "Shaffer, Jill" <jshaffer AT USGS.GOV>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 13:31:35 -0500
Did you see the Black Ducks today?  I have a doctor's appt. this afternoon
and won't be coming in, but may look for it this afternoon.

On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM, ND-BIRDS automatic digest system <
LISTSERV AT listserv.nodak.edu> wrote:

> There is 1 message totaling 70 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
>   1. Lark Bunting, etc.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date:    Sun, 22 May 2016 16:22:00 -0500
> From:    "Igl, Lawrence" 
> Subject: Lark Bunting, etc.
>
> Matt Solensky reported a male Lark Bunting in western Stutsman County on 20
> May.  Observations of Lark Buntings in this part of the state have been
> rare since the large Lark Bunting irruption in 1992 and 1993.
>
> I saw (and heard) a Great Crested Flycatcher and Red-eyed Vireo in
> Jamestown on 21 May.  I also saw a pair of American Black Ducks (drake and
> hen) on the southeast corner of Jamestown Sewage Lagoon (east cell) this
> afternoon (22 May).  A pair of black ducks was reported by several
> observers earlier in the spring on the sewage lagoon, but I am not sure if
> this is the same pair.  My wife, Amy, saw a fledgling Eurasian
> Collared-Dove in Jamestown this morning.
>
> Warbler, vireo, and thrush migration has been rather pitiful in the
> Jamestown area this spring!
>
> Larry
>
> **************************************************************
> 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
> **************************************************************
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of ND-BIRDS Digest - 22 May 2016 to 23 May 2016 (#2016-81)
> **************************************************************
>



-- 
Jill Shaffer
Ecologist
US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th St. SE
Jamestown, ND  58401
jshaffer AT usgs.gov
701-253-5547
Subject: Trefoil Park Fargo Monday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 13:25:29 -0500
Shirley and I met up with Dean and Keith and later Dennis at Trefoil 
Park this morning.

new birds:

roosting Common Nighthawk

Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Wood-pewee

Great Crested Flycatcher (had heard before but hadn't seen)

Vireos:

Red eyed

Yellow throated

Warbling

Philadelphia

still being thought about and considered: Plumbeous (in the center 
section of the triangle portion)

15 warblers:

Blackburnian

Bay breasted

chestnut sided

Canada

Magnolia

Mourning

Blackpoll

Northern Waterthrush

Ovenbird

Black and white

Yellow

Wilson's

Tennessee

American Redstart

Common Yellowthroat

Connie Norheim, Fargo
Subject: Lark Bunting, etc.
From: "Igl, Lawrence" <ligl AT USGS.GOV>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 16:22:00 -0500
Matt Solensky reported a male Lark Bunting in western Stutsman County on 20
May.  Observations of Lark Buntings in this part of the state have been
rare since the large Lark Bunting irruption in 1992 and 1993.

I saw (and heard) a Great Crested Flycatcher and Red-eyed Vireo in
Jamestown on 21 May.  I also saw a pair of American Black Ducks (drake and
hen) on the southeast corner of Jamestown Sewage Lagoon (east cell) this
afternoon (22 May).  A pair of black ducks was reported by several
observers earlier in the spring on the sewage lagoon, but I am not sure if
this is the same pair.  My wife, Amy, saw a fledgling Eurasian
Collared-Dove in Jamestown this morning.

Warbler, vireo, and thrush migration has been rather pitiful in the
Jamestown area this spring!

Larry

**************************************************************
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
**************************************************************
Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Grand Forks
From: Sandy Aubol <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 12:04:37 -0500
A Black-throated Blue Warbler was found this morning at Sertoma Park in Grand 
Forks by Terry and Joanne Johnson.  It was spending much of its time just 
south of 11th Ave along the éast trail, along the coulee edge (not far from 
the wood duck box)  and also along the wooden fence line.  It stopped and 
sang occasionally and foraged mostly mid to low level.  It occasionally 
skipped over to the west trail and then would return to the east.   

Sandy AubolEGF, MN
Subject: Western tanager
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 11:46:58 -0500
Greetings,
There is a male WESTERN TANAGER in Wahpeton found by Kevin Downs and myself.  
From Chahinkapa Park, drive north along the river, past the zoo and golf course 
to the Archery Range which is signed and gated. Walk past the gate a half mile 
where there will be a 90 degree turn the parking lot. The bird was seen at 
11:15 am at this corner. Also yellow-bellied flycatchers, Cape May and 
Blackburnian among 14 species. 

Corey Ellingson
Bismarck ND

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Trefoil Park Fargo Thursday Golden Winged Warblers
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 11:45:32 -0500
Most interesting birds this morning at Trefoil were about 3 Golden 
Winged Warblers. We had 1 visible along the path by the river in the NE 
corner, and then another 2 very active birds in the triangle area above 
the bike path. Song wasn't typical though, more like one of the variations.

Heard my first Great Crested Flycatcher and Warbling Vireo today.

Overall warbler numbers were down, maybe if we get some rain it'll bring 
in a new batch of birds.

Connie Norheim

Fargo
Subject: Possible breeding Long-billed Curlew in McKenzie Co
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 22:33:49 -0500
Greetings ND Birders,

Driving and working outdoors in the oil field all day and everyday gives me
the opportunity to do more than my share of birding, albeit much of it
whilst holding a steering wheel.

I have been spending the last several days in northwestern McKenzie County
in a narrow zone comprising the Yellowstone River breaks, a  zone dominated
by deep ravines separated by small grassy uplands or ridges within a few
miles of the river.  Because this topography is dominated by narrow,
steep-sided gullies, row crop agriculture is not feasable.

I have observed that in North Dakota, in this zone along both the
Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, agricultural styles seem to have defaulted
to cattle ranching operations presumably because nothing else is profitable
there.

In 2015, I discovered breeding Long-billed Curlews along the Missouri River
breaks in southwestern Mountrail County in the topography I just described.
That area is well-grazed pastureland with few grass blades taller than an
inch or two. I believe this species selects such vegetation regimes so
their tiny young can easily move about. Other birds with precocial young
are known to have this preference.

This topography may have changed little since Europeans arrived. The
original Great Plains, heavily grazed by bison, are now monoculture
farmland which leaves only these cattle-grazed breaks as a remnant from the
past.

Yesterday, while in such habit north of Cartwright and east of Trenton I
spotted an adult Long-billed Curlew glide in and land. The same thing
happened this morning. Although no young or nest were found, I suspect they
are or will be breeding there.

There were also Lark Buntings in the area, another short grass prairie
species.

Scott Ray
Stanley, ND
Subject: Trefoil Park Fargo & Pioneer Park Moorhead Wednesday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 12:51:13 -0500
Wanda, Dennis, Tory and I birded Trefoil this morning, about 7:30 -9:15. 
Less bird activity than yesterday, more Magnolia's than yesterday, saw 
and heard Philadelphia Vireo which was new for me for the year. New 
warbler for me for the spring was a heard only Northern Parula along the 
bike path in the Triangle area.

Wanda and I moved over to Pioneer Park in Moorhead and heard a 
Black-throated Green Warbler in the trees along the bank west of the 
cabin, and had some very low close looks at Canada Warbler.

Connie Norheim
Subject: Trefoil addendum Tuesday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 13:26:06 -0500
how could I have forgotten that glorious Blackburnian Warbler? That 
makes 15 warblers for the morning

Connie Norheim
Subject: Scarlet Tanager Trefoil Park, Fargo Tuesday morning
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 13:19:08 -0500
This morning at Trefoil from 7:30 - 9:30:

14 warblers:

Canada
Wilson's
Bay breasted
Chestnut sided
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Palm
American Redstart
Nashville
Tennessee
Black and White
Blackpoll
Yellow rumped
Yellow

Last half hour we walked along the river towards 12th Ave parking lot 
and Shirley spotted a cooperative Scarlet Tanager that posed for us just 
above eye level.

Lots of birds around and singing.

Connie Norheim
Subject: American Redstart, Bobolink
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 07:36:07 -0500
May 17, Barnes County

Bobolink singing, FOS
American Redstart, brilliant mature male in the morning Sun, catching insects 
and singing. 


Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072
Subject: Kellys Slough, Grand Forks
From: Sandy Aubol <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 23:19:32 -0500
This evening at Kelly's Slough (Grand Forks County)...Black-bellied Plover, 
Ruddy Turnstone, Least Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit, Marbled Godwit, Willet, 
Short-billed Dowitcher, Lesser yellowlegs, American Avocet, Dunlin, and 
hundreds (probably more like thousands) more shorebirds that I couldn't make 
out looking into the low sun, plus the distance. 

Sandy AubolEast Grand Forks
Subject: Eurasian Tree Sparrow update - May 16
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 22:10:02 -0500
We did not see the bird today.

Scott
Subject: Cass LETE
From: Keith Corliss <kcor708 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 16:00:20 -0500
Least terns are not that numerous anywhere. Go very far east of the
Missouri River in North Dakota and, well, good luck. It was quite a
surprise when one was spotted today at the Fargo lagoons among a crowd of
about 50 Forster's and a couple of commons.
Keith Corliss
Fargo
Subject: Orchard Oriole
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:32:12 -0500
Barnes County, May 17

Orchard Oriole, one male, FOS
Baltimore Orioles, 2 singing today. 
All are interested in the caragana blooms. 

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072
Subject: blue grey gnatcatcher Trefoil Park Fargo
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 10:18:36 -0500
Shirley and I moved over to Trefoil Park this morning about 8:30 after 
checking out Oak Grove.

Along the path along the river in the NE corner of Trefoil I heard and 
then saw a Blue grey Gnatcatcher on one of the branches hanging over the 
river.

Along  the bike path going back to the parking lot by the 12th Ave 
bridge we found a nice little flock of warblers that included:

Bay breasted

Chestnut-sided

Canada

Palm

Yellow

Yellow-rumped

Black and white

Blackpoll

Tennessee

heard but never saw the Baltimore Oriole

Connie Norheim
Subject: Mountrail Co Eurasian Tree Sparrow - May 15 update
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 21:40:54 -0500
The feeder received less attention today but the sparrow was seen a couple
of times for short durations. It doesn't seem to have a predictable
visitation pattern and must be spending time at other feeders.

Success might require several hours of diligence.

Good luck to all.

Scott Ray
Subject: Trefoil Park Sunday morning
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 10:36:40 -0500
Keith, Shirley and I birded Trefoil Park in Fargo from 7:30 - 9:30 this 
morning. We found the best numbers and variety of warblers walking the 
path along the river in the NE corner. Sunny, no wind, no bugs, and lots 
of birds to look through, what more could you ask for? Any 15 warbler 
morning is a good one.

non Least Flycatcher, ?Alder
watched a Gray-cheeked thrush sing

Hooded Merganser pair on the river

Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black and white
Tennessee
Orange crowned
Nashville
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Magnolia
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll
Palm
Yellow-rumped
Wilson's
Bay breasted (Keith only, before he joined us)

Connie Norheim
Subject: Black-and-white Warbler et. al.
From: Richard Budd <rmbudd AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 08:57:47 -0500
Black-and-white warbler yesterday in our woods, along with Least Flycatcher. 
Male Baltimore Orioles at our feeder. No females seen yet. Tree swallows are 
building their nest (as usual) in our bluebird house. 


Rich Budd
York, ND
Subject: House wren
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 08:17:57 -0500
Barnes County, May 14

House wrens are back in the yard.

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072
Subject: Pelicans
From: "Lydia B. K." <lydia.berrykoppang AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 08:00:44 -0500
Yesterday I birded the Fargo lagoons. There were 37 American White Pelicans
present in the NE treatment pond, with about 3 times as many cormorants.
Many gulls and terns present also along with hundreds of cliff swallows.

Lydia BK
Subject: Mountrail Co Eurasian Tree Sparrow update
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 20:34:46 -0500
Morning observations were described in an earlier post.

We weren't watching the feeder all day, but this afternoon we saw the
sparrow at 1:30 for only a few minutes and did not see it again today.

The out-of-state owner of our rental may be doing some work on the interior
if this house in the coming days. If he does it could make finding the
sparrow more challenging.

Good luck.

Scott
427 4th St SE, Stanley, ND
Subject: Grosbeak
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 16:06:32 -0500
FOS Black-headed Grosbeak showed up at feeders.
Sherry Leslie
725-4389
Subject: Hummingbird
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 12:34:55 -0500
FOS Ruby - throated Hummer at feeders.
Subject: Montrail Co Eurasian Tree Sparrow update
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 09:02:34 -0500
During continuous feeder watching from 7:00 to 9:00 this morning, the bird
was observed at 7:30 and 8:30. Both times it was here for less than five
minutes.

Scott Ray
Stanley
Subject: Patterson Lake, Dickinson
From: Nancy Drilling <nancy.drilling AT BIRDCONSERVANCY.ORG>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 22:58:31 -0600
Highlights today at Patterson Lake were a Common Loon and Caspian Tern.
There also were large numbers of grebes and swallows.

This evening at Odland dam north of Beach, the Great Egret still was around
and I heard a first-of-year Marsh Wren.

Nancy Drilling

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Beach, ND for the summet
Subject: Eastern Kingbird
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 22:19:59 -0500
Yesterday at Lake Darling I had my FOS Eastern Kingbirds and 12 Black
Terns.  Many Pelicans and Cormorants and 6 Great Blue Heron.
Sherry Leslie
725-4389
Subject: Update on Mountrail Eurasian Tree Sparrow - was seen Friday morning and evening
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 20:21:37 -0500
This object of fascination was discovered yesterday afternoon, so we
don't know much about its habits. Here is what we do know.

The bird was first seen on Thursday around 4pm, and was then noted
fairly regularly until dusk.  Today it was first spotted around 9am,
although it could have been here earlier but no one was looking.  It
was seen until about noon, and then disappeared until 7:30pm when it
fed for 15 minutes before disappearing again. It is always seen in the
company of up to 30 House Sparrows, all of which are very skittish and
easily spooked.

Visitors are welcome, but we cannot vouch for the neighbors.  I am
thinking that the best approach would be to bird from your car or
stand on the sidewalk or street (which may prevent the flock from
coming in). There is a platform feeder, but we have never seen it used
by this bird.  It has only only seen searching for millet in the lawn
grass beneath and south of the platform feeder or along the west side
of a row of low stumps near the feeder.

Here is a partial list of things seen this afternoon.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29621095

Good luck!




Scott Ray

Stanley, ND
Subject: New Arrivals
From: Richard Budd <rmbudd AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 14:56:24 -0500
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrived 4 days ago. Two male Baltimore Orioles and 
one male Red-breasted Grosbeak arrived today. 


Rich Budd,
York, ND
Subject: Mallard young
From: David Lambeth <00000342bb6215a8-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 17:01:21 +0000
 A brood of freshly minted (hatched) mallard duckings on May 11. Seems really 
early to me. 

Dave Lambeth Grand Forks, North Dakota
Subject: Golden Valley County
From: Nancy Drilling <nancy.drilling AT BIRDCONSERVANCY.ORG>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 22:15:41 -0600
Last (Wednesday) night, I had a Great Egret at Odland dam, north of Beach.
There also were Amer. White Pelicans, 10 species of waterfowl, both
phalarope species, and hundreds of swallows foraging in the rain.

This evening before another round of rain, there were 2 Bonaparte's Gulls
and a Forster's Tern at a dam northwest of Golva. Both were new county
birds for me.

Nancy Drilling

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Beach, ND for the summer
Subject: Rock Wren
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 21:12:26 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
	Birding has been very slow in Bismarck this week.   A few immature
Broad-winged Hawks have been flying about in the northwest winds.  Tuesday
night I had one OVENBIRD as the only warbler at Sleepy Hollow.  Wednesday
night the only was a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER that appeared injured but was
feeding near the ground.
	This evening I birded Highland Acres for something different, as it
is a little more protected in the wind.   New birds for me were GRAY
CATBIRD, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK pair singing.  I
have heard other reports of the grosbeak but it is the first time I went
into their habitat.  I have never seen a Black-headed Grosbeak at my house,
or Sleepy Hollow in 15+ years of birding it - they stick to the big woods
along the river.
	The highlight of the evening was seeing a ROCK WREN in Highland
Acres!   This bird seemed to me to be very out of place in the wooded
ravine.  As the setting sun was shining into the deep understory, the bird
was silhouetted.  The ground beneath it was sand and dead leaves as no light
could penetrate and help growth.  It did its normal knee jerk bobbing and
turned its head side to side looking at me.  I looked away for a moment, and
never saw the bird again.   This is only my second sighting within the
county.  The other, during my county big year on a clay side-hill in MacLean
Bottoms where they may be every year.

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND   
Subject: Eared Grebes
From: Jim Fuglie <jimfuglie920 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 19:59:08 -0500
Lillian and I saw 90 eared grebes at Fish Creek Dam, southwest of Mandan in
Morton County, late this afternoon.

Jim Fuglie
920 Arthur Drive
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 220-3492
jimfuglie920 AT gmail.com
http://theprairieblog.areavoices.com
Subject: McDowell Dam
From: bobneugebauer <bobneugebauer AT ZOHO.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 20:03:38 -0400
I have been going to nearby McDowell Dam every morning and have seen several 
warblers the past few days but the main influx is apparently not here yet. So 
far have seen ovenbird, orange-crowned, yellow, yellow-rumped, palm, blackpoll, 
Tennessee, northern waterthrush, and black-and-white. There are just dozens of 
yellow-rumps in the trees near the water. It's hard to know what to put down 
for the ebird report. 


A new bird there today was a spotted towhee. Yesterday I noted a Baltimore 
oriole, both kinds of kingbirds, a least flycatcher, and many other species. 



Bob Neugebauer
Rural Bismarck


Subject: Mountrail Co EURASIAN TREE SPARROW
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 19:00:20 -0500
This afternoon, my wife Denise, found a male EURASIAN TREE SPARROW at
our feeder among the many House Sparrows. She first saw it about 5pm.
It has returned to the feeder several times since, but not for the
last hour.  I understand this is the first photo of the species from
North Dakota.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29595305


Scott Ray

Stanley, ND
Subject: RT Hummingbird
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 13:29:21 -0500
Barnes County, May 11, 2016

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, FOS at the nectar feeder in the yard about noon
today.
Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: Fargo birding Wednesday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 17:17:11 -0500
Shirley and I birded Trefoil Park this morning, and the Harwood and 
Fargo Lagoons this afternoon. thanks Keith for the heads up about the 
shorebirds at the Harwood Lagoon - several lifers for Shirley.

Trefoil
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Canada Warbler
Black and white warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Ovenbird
Brown Thrasher

Harwood Lagoon
American Avocet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Stilt Sandpiper
Dunlin
short billed Dowitcher
Wison's Phalarope

Fargo Lagoon
Western Kingbird
Yellow Headed Blackbird
Savannah Sparrow
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe

Connie Norheim
Subject: 4 RB Grosbeaks now
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 14:33:34 -0500
Barnes County, May 10, 2016

4 male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are sharing the feeders now.

The Brown Thrasher continues to hunt for corn kernels on the ground and
bashes them until they suit him to eat them.

3 Pine Siskins continue to eat the thistle and stay out of everybody's way.
They showed up here about two weeks ago.

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: No Subject
From: Nick Roehl <nkroehl97 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 12:57:14 -0500
FOY Baltimore Orioles in the yard this morning
Also:
Clay-colored sparrow
White-crowned sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Harris's sparrows left yesterday
Hermit thrush
Pine siskin
American goldfinch
Purple finch



-- 
Nick Roehl
Wahpeton, ND
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 12:15:40 -0500
Barnes County, May 10, 2016

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, one male at the feeder, FOS
May 9- yesterday there was a female grosbeak by the feeders.

Today, May 10, the yard with trees, feeders are full of whistling sparrows-
17 Harris sparrows
4 white-crowned sparrows
5 white-throated sparrows
18 American Goldfinches - lots of full color males have shown up
Tree swallows- all the bird houses (9) are full and all are nest-building.
Lincoln sparrow-FOS
Clay-colored sparrows- are seen at the feeders and are calling.

It's a birdy day despite the weather.

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 12:08:50 -0500
Barnes County, May 10, 2016
Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: FOY warblers
From: Charlie Christianson <christic AT GRA.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 19:59:56 -0500
...at our place south of Devils Lake: Wilson's, yellow and black and white.
Many yellow-bellied sapsuckers, and a pair of red-bellied woodpeckers -- 
apparently resident now. 

Also an osprey flying over the lake near the casino on Sunday
Charlie Christianson
Subject: Golden Valley, Billings counties
From: Nancy Drilling <nancy.drilling AT BIRDCONSERVANCY.ORG>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 17:52:31 -0600
This morning I made a short visit to Beach, thinking the southerly winds
may have blown some new migrants into the area. Of interest was a
Black-headed Grosbeak at a feeder, and an Osprey at the golf course pond.

Sunday afternoon I visited Talkington dam and area in Billings County.
Water level was low with exposed shorelines, so there were some shorebirds.
However they were too far to definitively id the dowitchers and peeps.
North of Fryburg was a first-of-year Western Kingbird.

Nancy Drilling

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Beach, ND for the summer
Subject: whimbrel
From: Keith Corliss <kcor708 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 14:37:33 -0500
Was following Rick Bohn's pickup yesterday while traversing the causeway
across Big Mallard Marsh in Stutsman County with the intent of catching
some walleyes (successful by the way), when I noticed a rather large
shorebird on the north side of the road along the shore (well, duh?) of a
tiny island near the west end. The longish, droopy, Dali-esque bill caught
my eye instantly. I stopped the car, scrambled for the binoculars in the
back seat and confirmed my suspicion: a whimbrel.

Drove back to the spot with Rick about 5 minutes later and the bird was
gone. We checked the location periodically throughout the day with no
success. But if anyone is in the neighborhood, well....

Keith Corliss
Fargo
Subject: Baltimore Orioles arrive
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 07:50:12 -0500
Barnes County, ND
May 9
Baltimore Orioles are singing and chuttering and the oranges and grape jelly 
are out. 


Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072
Subject: Grand Forks birds
From: Sandy Aubol <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 12:35:16 -0500
I took a short walk in the cemetery in Grand Forks this morning:
Yellow-rumped WarblerOrange-crowned WarblerBlack-and-white WarblerNorthern 
WaterthrushTennessee WarblerNashville WarblerYellow WarblerPalm Warbler 

Blue-headed VireoLeast FlycatcherEastern BluebirdBroad-winged Hawk
Sandy Aubol
Subject: Trefoil Park Sunday Morning
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 12:25:23 -0500
Shirley and I walked around Trefoil this morning and added some new 
birds for the year:
heard an Ovenbird
saw a couple Northern Waterthrush
heard Black and White Warbler

had a couple nice flocks of Yellow-rumps to search through
Orange-crowned Warbler

I had my first Brown Thrasher in my north Fargo yard this morning
heard singing Tennessee Warbler while driving residential street

Connie Norheim
Fargo
Subject: Female ruby-throated hummingbird
From: Hunter Gwilliams <huntergwilliams11 AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016 10:42:50 -0500
This morning there was a female ruby-throated hummingbird at the feeders along 
with 11 Harris sparrows 2 clay colored sparrows 4 cowbirds 1 red winged 
blackbird 2 white throated sparrows and 1 white crowned sparrow south east of 
Valley City ND. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: snowy plover
From: David Lambeth <00000342bb6215a8-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 23:54:28 +0000
Sandy Aubol and I found a Snowy plover at the Grand Forks lagoons today, 
 about 6:30 pm. Anyone wishing to try for it on Saturday should contact me. 
The area is restricted as to access but I can get you in. Please reply to this 
email and I will give further contact information. 


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Subject: Glossy Ibis at Horsehead Lake
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 17:28:35 -0400
I made my usual birding stops in Kidder County today.  
The north side of Horsehead Lake had fair numbers of shorebirds and waders.  I 
got 2 Glossy Ibis in that area. 

  
Big Muddy Lake also had fair numbers of shorebirds including 2 Piping Plovers. 
  
The old Crystal Springs rest stop on the old highway had a Least Flycatcher 
and 5 warbler species: 

Orange-crowned - common 
Yellow-rumped - abundant 
Blackpoll - 1 
Yellow - 1 
Northern Waterthrush - 3 
  
Lake Isabel had fewer warblers, but it did add a Palm Warbler for the day. 
  
I got a single Loggerhead Shrike somewhere in the back roads east of Horsehead 
Lake. 

  
Altogether I got 104 species of birds in Kidder County today. 
  
I had 2 Ospreys on the drive back - one at Crystal Springs (Stutsman) and one a 
Casselton (Cass). 

  
Mark Otnes 
Fargo ND 
  
  

-- 
Subject: Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 13:19:47 -0500
I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens 
Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs. I am 
interested in whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, 
Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their 
respective areas of the species’ breeding range. All you need is a smartphone 
with a voice recording app and some luck. The web page link below describes the 
project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail. There is 
also a link to the map with last year’s results based on recordings from many 
volunteers. 



http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html 


Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab 
(jpitocchATanselm.edu). 


I would really appreciate your help and contributions to this Citizens Science 
Project. 


Dr. Jay Pitocchelli 
Biology Department 
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
Subject: Migration in Becker County MN
From: Cleone Stewart <cleone AT VISITDETROITLAKES.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 10:14:47 -0500
Warmer weather has speeded migration up in the Detroit Lakes, MN area - 50
miles east of Fargo, ND. 
Several species of warblers seen at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge:
Yellow-rumped, Black-and-White, Palm, Orange-crowned and an early Nashville.
Prairie Chickens dancing on the lek at Hamden Slough National Wildlife
Refuge. The Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds is coming up May 19-22. Doug
Buri will do a shorebird I.D. workshop, Carrol Henderson presenting the
story of successfully bringing back the Trumpeter Swan, Dr. Josh Stafford
revealing how waterfowl migration is seen on weather radar, and keynote
Scott Weidensaul giving a presentation on owls including new research on the
winter ecology of Snowy Owls and signing his just released book on owls.
Morning fieldtrips. Saturday exhibitors and free workshops on backyard
birding and Joe Hautman/Tom Cooper on Art and Conservation of the Federal
Duck Stamp. Joe just won his 5th artist entry with Trumpeter Swans for the
2016 Federal Duck Stamp! For more info/to register by May 13:
https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/events/festival-of-birds/ 

Steve Midthune, Lake Park MN
Cleone Stewart, Detroit Lakes, MN
Subject: Yellow warblers
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 08:03:19 -0500
Barnes County May 6, 2016

Yellow warbler, a singing male today along with 2 females at the bird bath 
yesterday. 


Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072
Subject: FOY Harris Sparrow et al
From: Richard Budd <rmbudd AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 19:54:01 -0500
FOY Harris Sparrow, one, only one!

Saw two different Yellow-rumped Warblers. No other warblers seen so far. Last 
weekend I did see some Ruby-crowned Kinglets. 


White-throated Sparrows are seriously moving on; no more 2 dozen at a time. 
When I think of them, I think of old-time wildlife writer Gordon MacQuarrie's 
short story in "Last Stories of the Old Duck Hunters." The story is called 
"When the white-throats sing." If you have never read MacQuarrie's humorous 
fishing and hunting stories, you are the poorer for it. I just wait each spring 
for the white-throats to sing, and this spring was a good one. 



Rich Budd,
York, ND

P.S. Three ticks last Sunday, so be forewarned as you ramble trough the brush.
Subject: Kite
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 07:25:08 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
 Just a heads up, yesterday morning I received a photo from the Hazen area. The 
photo is distant, but when you zoom in, it appears to me to be a Kite species, 
possibly a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (for which I believe there is one historical 
record). The bird was observed from a house window very early in the morning, a 
photo taken, but the bird disappeared within 15 minutes and hasn't been seen 
again. 

    Keep your eyes peeled, another season of rarities is upon us!  :)

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND
Subject: N. Dakota Birding Society meeting
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 22:01:32 -0500
All:

We will meet at the Baymont Inn on Sat. morning, May 21, at 6:00 am for a day 
of birding in and around Wahpeton. There will also be field trips on Sunday. 
For those who arrive Friday evening we will meet at the Baymont In at 7:00 pm 
for some birding in the Wahpeton parks. Saturday evening we will get together 
for a meal in Wahpeton at a place yet to be determined. 


See you there,
Ron Martin

   
Subject: FOS birds, for me.
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 22:11:30 -0500
JC Salyer Refuge:

39 White-faced Ibis
5    Red-tail Hawks
American Wigeon
2 pair of Mountain Blue Birds
2 pair of Eastern BB (not FOS for me)
Eastern Phoebe


Later at home:

 White-winged Crossbill  in our sunflower feeder.
1 White-crowned Sparrow
 20 White-throat Sparrow

Sherry Leslie
Rural Minot/Burlington
Subject: brown thrasher, warbling vireo
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 08:55:23 -0500
Barnes County, May 1, 2016

Nice spring morning-
brown thrasher songs and
warbling vireo

Wonderful.

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: White-faced Ibis
From: Brenda Olson <Brenda443 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:31:38 -0500
Went to J Clark Salyer this morning. We saw several white-faced ibis. That was 
a new one for me. 


Brenda Olson
Minot
Subject: Oak Park
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:14:30 -0500
25 species in Oak Park this AM
1 new one Pied-billed Grebe
2 Cooper's Hawks still present by their nest


Lagoon's regulars plus:
1 Merlin
3 Willet's
1 Snow Goose
Tundra Swans
Horned, Eared and Western Grebes

Sherry Leslie
Rural Burlington/Minot
Subject: vesper, clay-colored sparrows
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:41:44 -0500
Barnes County, April 29, 2016

FOS
Clay-colored sparrow buzzing this morning.
Vesper sparrow singing this morning.

Just to be safe, I put out grape jelly and hummingbird feeders (remember 1
part sugar to 4 parts water= 4 cups water to 1 cup sugar, then heat till
dissolved well, let cool then put out.)
I'll pick up oranges soon too for the orioles.

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: Trefoil birds Friday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:48:29 -0500
Shirley and I walked Trefoil Park in Fargo this morning and picked up 
some new birds for the year:
Blackpoll warbler (1)
Yellow bellied Sapsucker
Turkey Vulture (2)
Broad Wing hawk (2)

also several Orange crowned warblers and lots of Yellow rumped warblers
and the Northern Cardinal was singing for us

Connie Norheim
Fargo
Subject: Purple Finch
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:30:37 -0500
This AM we had over 10 female Purple Finch in the feeders.  Hopefully they
will stay around.  Numerous White-throats, Goldfinch, Robins and all the
regulars.  Cooper's Hawk still chasing birds thru the yard and the
Red-tails are nesting.
Beautiful music!!
Sherry Leslie
Rural Burlington/Minot
Subject: Yellow bellied sapsucker
From: Howard Lien <hlpromo AT SRT.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:21:40 -0500
A male yellow bellied sapsucker saw in Stanley, ND Tuesday. Saw a Brown Creeper 
in Minot today. 

-Howard Lien
Minot

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: Forster's tern
From: Jean Legge <jmlegge198 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:13:27 -0500
Barnes County, Hobart Lake along I94 west of Valley City
4-27,2016

Forster's tern, fishing
Many American white pelicans on Hobart Lake north of the Hwy ! exit west of
Valley City.
Redhead ducks- a large flotilla on north Hobart Lake
Brown creeper in my yard, nw of Valley City

Jean Legge
3212 115th Ave SE
Valley City, ND 58072-9492
Subject: Trefoil Park Fargo Wednesday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:42:13 -0500
Shirley and I walked around Trefoil for an hour this morning, picked up 
3 new birds for the year for me:
2 Tree Swallows
Orange crowned Warblers
Belted Kingfisher

Connie Norheim
Subject: FOY
From: rita AT GONDTC.COM
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:15:56 -0500
North Bismarck this week:

Savannah Sparrow
Bairds Sparrow
Says Phoebe
Northern Shrike

Rita Staloch
PO Box 287
Minnewaukan ND 58351
701-473-5757
Subject: Osprey
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:51:43 -0500
Tailrace Wed. AM
4 Osprey
1 Turkey Vulture
6 Bald Eagles ( 2 adults and 4 juveniles 1st-2nd year(?)
Before you head down toward the viewing of the Trailrace on the west side,
drive out on the circle drive that goes south and scope the top of the
trees to the SE and you will see the 2 adult Bald Eagles perched and  an
Eagle's nest below.
Only ducks I observed were a pair of Pintails and Mallards.  Many
Cormorants and White Pelicans.  Ring-bills and Franklin Gulls.

At home 4 Purple Finch females and a couple males,  Eastern Bluebirds pairs
and Tree Swallows.
Sherry Leslie
Rural Burlington/Minot
Subject: This weekends McK Co birds
From: Maureen OMara <000004282bc4f749-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:52:55 +0000
Hello,
Did a little birding yesterday and in between hail and downpours this 
morning.  Birds seen at the pond: 


Saturday:A. White Pelican
WilletBlue and Green-winged TealRing-necked DuckGadwallMallardN. ShovelerRudy 
DuckAmerican WigeonRedheadBuffleheadEarred and Pied-bill GrebeKilldeerA. Avocet 

Added today (4/24)Bonaparte's GullSemi-palmated Plover
Only the Shovelers and gulls were in numbers greater than 10.

Subject: Fargo Sewage lagoons
From: Connie Norheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:38:40 -0500
nice assortment at the Fargo Sewage Lagoons this morning, I checked from 
both the north and the south gates:

American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Pied Billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
double crested cormorant
american Coot
Ring billed Gull


Connie Norheim
Fargo
Subject: Grand Forks County
From: Sandy Aubol <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:44:41 -0500
At Turtle River State Park today (Grand Forks County), FOY Osprey (pictured) 
and Broad-winged Hawk. 


Sandy Aubol
East Grand Forks, MN
Subject: Northern mockingbird
From: Keith Corliss <kcor708 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:41:29 -0500
Seen and heard in North Fargo this morning. Hanging around tennis court
behind 901 33 ave. North apartment building.

Keith Corliss
Fargo
Subject: Palm Warbler north Fargo Tuesday
From: cnorheim <cnorheim AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:47:04 -0500
Just saw a Palm Warbler in my backyard in north Fargo

Connie Norheim
Subject: Grand Forks County, Turtle River State Park
From: Sandy Aubol <tsatrans123 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:45:43 -0500
I went out 
this evening to Turtle River State Park in hopes of re-finding the 
Red-shouldered Hawk I saw on Saturday. 

From what I understand, at least 4 people saw it today, over on the Eco Trail, 
east of the Chalet, same place I had it. I had no luck finding it again myself, 

but I had 53 species out there without really even trying! I mostly just walked 

the Eco Trail and stood up on the high prairie for a long time watching. As I 
was leaving, there was a Common Loon out on the main pond by the entrance. 

 
A few new arrivals for me were: Common Loon, Great Egret, Swamp 
Sparrow.
 
Some of the other birds seen: Almost all the ducks one would expect, Great 
Blue Heron, YR Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Bluebird, DC Cormorant, N 
Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Wilson’s Snipe, Belted Kingfisher, 

American Kestrel, Tree Swallow, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Chipping, 
Song, White-throated and Fox Sparrows, Red-winged, Rusty, and Brewer’s 
Blackbirds.
Sandy AubolEast Grand Forks,  MN
Subject: Hermit Thrush
From: Buchanan Law Office <bulaw AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:59:50 -0500
    A Hermit Thrush appeared at home in a tree near the patio this morning. 

Dan Buchanan
Box 879
Jamestown, ND 58402
Tel. (701) 252-6604
Fax (701) 952-4757
bulaw AT daktel.com