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1 Oct Varied Thrush [Jesse Kolar ]
1 Oct Cattle egret- bowman county [Chris Hiatt ]
1 Oct Sleepy Hollow Park [Corey Ellingson ]
30 Sep Ebird report: Sleepy Hollow Park, Bismarck [Corey Ellingson ]
30 Sep Denbigh Forest birding, owls [Nancy Drilling ]
30 Sep ND Birding Society field trip thanks [Nancy Drilling ]
30 Sep Eastern Towhee ["Igl, Lawrence" ]
29 Sep Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Sep 29, 2014 [Ron Martin ]
29 Sep northern cardinal [bobneugebauer ]
29 Sep Lunch Count [Matthew Spoor ]
28 Sep Birding Society Devil's Lake outing [Chris Hiatt ]
28 Sep Juncos, JCS birds [Sherry Leslie ]
28 Sep Juncos and Chipping Sparrows [Linda Gregg ]
26 Sep Sapsuckers - Adams County [Corey Ellingson ]
25 Sep Harris Sparrows [Sherry Leslie ]
25 Sep Whitest Eurasian Collared Dove [Linda Gregg ]
25 Sep Juv. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ["Bell, Tyler" ]
25 Sep Juv. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ["McPhillips, Elizabeth" ]
25 Sep YB Sapsucker [David Lindee ]
22 Sep NDBS Devils Lake meeting [Ron Martin ]
21 Sep Burke County Cattle Egret [Scott R a y ]
21 Sep Townsend's Solitaire [Larry Jones ]
20 Sep Garrison Dam [Ron Martin ]
20 Sep Scarlet Tanager, BT Green Warbler [Corey Ellingson ]
19 Sep eBird -- Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park -- Sep 19, 2014 [Corey Ellingson ]
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" ]

Subject: Varied Thrush
From: Jesse Kolar <jessekolar AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:01:57 -0600
Met with a few researchers this afternoon at Sather Dam in McKenzie County,
and on my way home I stopped at a study site and happened to observe a
Varied Thrush on my hike in.  I was approximately 6 miles south and 1.75
miles west of the intersection of Hwy 68 and Hwy 16.​

Other birds observed at that location are listed below.

Jesse Kolar
Dickinson

Southwest McKenzie, McKenzie, US-ND
Oct 1, 2014 3:54 PM - 5:02 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Submitted from  BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
22 species

Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Black-billed Magpie  2
American Crow  2
Horned Lark  5
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Varied Thrush  1

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AsyzvJl-O6o/VCzFhsWsr0I/AAAAAAAADFc/VP00wB17_XI/s1600/IMG_4827.jpg 

Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  4
Clay-colored Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1     Photo:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sMJ-ymIzFrY/VCzGCP7ZobI/AAAAAAAADFk/_oozcLw58EY/s1600/IMG_4823.jpg 

Vesper Sparrow  10
Grasshopper Sparrow  2     Photo:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cutTPhyy_14/VCzIFtSJ-AI/AAAAAAAADFw/Sx0uX3X4UDE/s1600/IMG_4832.jpg 

Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Western Meadowlark  6
American Goldfinch  2
Subject: Cattle egret- bowman county
From: Chris Hiatt <hiattch AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:34:33 -0600
Saw a lone cattle egret today at buffalo springs ( halfway between bowman and 
Scranton on us 12). Also a yellow bellied sapsucker at a private residence near 
there. North of Scranton near rainy butte had 250 crows too. I'm seeing a few 
swainsons hawks coming through along with a couple of dark morph red tailed 
hawks. 

Good birding, 
Chris Hiatt 
Bowman 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Sleepy Hollow Park
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:32:21 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
 Sleepy Hollow Park again today was crawling with birds. I am guessing the 
birds didn’t leave last night, but I did add a few species this evening I 
didn’t see last night for a total of 33. The male Eastern Towhee was still 
present, and the big surprise of the night was a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER! Other 
fun stuff included a Hermit Thrushes, Brown Creepers, and Fox Sparrow again. 
Also THREE Tennessee Warblers. A Turkey Vulture and dark morph Red-tailed Hawk 
passed over. 


Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND
Subject: Ebird report: Sleepy Hollow Park, Bismarck
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:30:44 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
 A good evening of birding at Sleepy Hollow Park here in Bismarck. The 
highlight was a male Eastern Towhee at the northeast entrance to the ravine. I 
also observed a late Swainson's Thrush and Blackpoll Warbler, and the first 
Hermit Thrush, Brown Creeper, Palm Warbler and Fox Sparrow of fall here. 


Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND

-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:25 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park, Sep 30, 2014

Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park, Burleigh, US-ND Sep 30, 2014 4:14 PM - 7:07 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: 50s and windy from east. One 5 minute rain. Eastern towhee unusual 
for Bismarck but turning out to be almost annual 


23 species

Mourning Dove  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  8
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  20
Swainson's Thrush  1
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  50
Orange-crowned Warbler  12
Blackpoll Warbler  1     
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  60
Eastern Towhee  1
Fox Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  40
Harris's Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Common Grackle  18

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19994320 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Denbigh Forest birding, owls
From: Nancy Drilling <nancy.drilling AT RMBO.ORG>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:21:49 -0600
Sunday night I tried to catch owls in Denbigh Forest, McHenry Co. I caught
one N. Saw-whet Owl, a hatch-year male. I caught him right after dark which
means he had been roosting nearby.

I also hiked around the forest on Monday. Large flocks of juncos with a few
Yellow-rumped Warblers and White-throated Sparrows mixed in. A
Sharp-shinned Hawk chasing them around. Among the resident birds, a
Pileated Woodpecker was a highlight for me.

Nancy Drilling
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Rapid City, SD
Subject: ND Birding Society field trip thanks
From: Nancy Drilling <nancy.drilling AT RMBO.ORG>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:21:34 -0600
I would like to second Chris Hiatt's view about last weekend's Devil's Lake
field trip. Nice birds, pretty good weather, and great birding company.
Many thanks to Ron Martin for organizing.

Nancy Drilling
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Rapid City, SD
Subject: Eastern Towhee
From: "Igl, Lawrence" <ligl AT USGS.GOV>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:54:57 -0500
Mike Schwartz reported that an Eastern Towhee visited his feeder in
Jamestown for about 20-30 minutes on 28 September.

**************************************************************
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: Fwd: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Sep 29, 2014
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:22:14 -0500
ND-Birders:

Good birding in Oak Park in Minot today.

Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
To: jrmartin AT srt.com
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 8:13:58 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: eBird Report - Minot - Oak Park, Sep 29, 2014

Minot - Oak Park, Ward, US-ND
Sep 29, 2014 12:02 PM - 1:03 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: 47 degrees, cloudy, E 13. 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 28 species Canada Goose 60 Wood Duck 32 Mallard 2 Hooded Merganser 1 Pied-billed Grebe 2 Broad-winged Hawk 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Belted Kingfisher 1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 4 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Getting late. Blue Jay 4 American Crow 4 Black-capped Chickadee 16 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 7 Brown Creeper 1 Winter Wren 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15 American Robin 4 Tennessee Warbler 2 Getting late. Orange-crowned Warbler 35 Nashville Warbler 4 Palm Warbler 9 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 50 White-throated Sparrow 60 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 1 Pine Siskin 1 American Goldfinch 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19981401 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: northern cardinal
From: bobneugebauer <bobneugebauer AT ZOHO.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:18:23 -0400
We had a northern cardinal in our yard late this afternoon, Sept. 29th.

Bob Neugebauer
Rural Bismarck


Subject: Lunch Count
From: Matthew Spoor <matthew.spoor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:53:14 -0500
Took an hour over lunch today at the cemetery in Grand Forks and had a
couple nice surprises: Sedge Wren and Northern Waterthrush.

List:
  40    Canada Goose
    1    Cooper's Hawk    Blue band
    9    Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
    1    White-breasted Nuthatch
    1    Sedge Wren
    1    Northern Waterthrush    Strong white eyebrow over eye. Chest and
under tail clearly yellow tinge. Tail bobbing behavior clearly demonstrated

    1    Orange-crowned Warbler
    1    Nashville Warbler
    1    Yellow-rumped Warbler
    20    White-throated Sparrow
    2    American Goldfinch


-- 
Matthew Spoor
Grand Forks
Subject: Birding Society Devil's Lake outing
From: Chris Hiatt <hiattch AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:34:28 -0700
Somebody will post later probably....but wanted to say thank you for a fun 
trip. There wasn't any rarities per se, but the company was great birding at 
Sully's Hill today and dinner last night. Was also nice to meet Nancy Drilling 
(the owl banding guru) from South Dakota. There was hundreds of white throated 
sparrows this morning at Sully's which stood out to me and seeing some decent 
hawk migration. On my way back this afternoon, I stopped in Rugby and had 
HARRIS'S SPARROW and BROWN CREEPER. Also 2 BROWN CREEPERS at Denbigh Forest. 
There wasn't much else going on at the forest as it was raining almost the 
whole 2 hours I was there. 

At the Minot lagoons I had 18TUNDRA SWANS, SORA, BONAPARTES GULL and more 
HARRIS'S SPARROWS. 

Thanks again for the fun trip,
Chris Hiatt
Bowman
Subject: Juncos, JCS birds
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:23:39 -0500
Yesterday in the Turtle Mts. many Juncos and White-throat Sparrows.

JC Saylor many hundreds  of shore birds, mostly Greater Yellow-legs,
Willets, Tundra Swans, 8 Great Blue Herons,  4-5 Ibis quite dark with no
white on face either juvenile White's or non-breeding Glossy?  Too windy
for a steady scope.  Thousands of Coots and other ducks, geese, etc.

Since my own postings do not show up on my listserv(?) and I can not
remember if I posted b/4,  I may be repeating myself, but earlier last week
we had 4-5 juvenile Harris Sparrows and White-throats in the yard, Friday
 Cedar-wax Wing's feeding young (6).
Sherry Leslie
725-4389
Rural Minot/Burlington
Subject: Juncos and Chipping Sparrows
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:13:52 -0600
Uh oh, we have a flock of both Slate Juncos and Chipping Sparrows in the
yard this morning.
Linda Gregg
Horace, North Dakota
Subject: Sapsuckers - Adams County
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:35:32 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
   A note from Jan in Hettinger, who has a Yahoo account.  

From: G & J Sailer [mailto:jngsailer AT yahoo.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:51 PM
To: Corey Ellingson
Subject: Sapsuckers - Adams County

ND Birders --

We also have enjoyed yellow-bellied sapsuckers in Hettinger of late. We've had 
three in our yard over the past 10 days. They're pretty unusual here; the ones 
I've seen have all been in September, the last in 2009. 


Good birding!

Jan Sailer
Hettinger
Subject: Harris Sparrows
From: Sherry Leslie <birdinnd AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:47:36 -0500
Last night we had 4 juvenile Harris Sparrows in the backyard in an eating
frenzy.
Cedar Waxwing babies newly fledged and mom feeding them while they are
perched.
Sherry
725-4389
Ward Cty
Subject: Whitest Eurasian Collared Dove
From: Linda Gregg <lgregg AT FAR.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:11:34 -0600
We just had the whitest ECD in the yard, that I've ever seen. Very pretty
bird. It did have the black eyes, so no albino bird there.
We've also had a larger than usual number of Flickers in the yard over the
last several days..
Linda Gregg
Horace, ND
Subject: Juv. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: "Bell, Tyler" <belljt AT SI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:15:20 +0000
I’m guessing they also leave lights on. Toronto and Baltimore, and surely 
other large cities, have a Lights Out! campaign 
(http://www.lightsoutbaltimore.org/) or FLAP (fatal light awareness program 
http://www.flap.org/ ) that’s been going on for years trying to get 
businesses in tall glass buildings to turn off lights at night. Never 
understood why you would leave lights burning when nobody is there but it’s 
been slowly gaining ground. 


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

From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota 
[mailto:ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU] On Behalf Of McPhillips, Elizabeth 

Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 PM
To: ND-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Juv. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Found another downtown Bismarck bird kill.  I found a Juvenile Yellow-bellied 
sapsucker underneath the windows at the US Bank building. Downtown Bismarck is 
not kind to spring and fall migrants - too many large windows.   


Nell McPhillips
Natural Resource Specialist
Bureau of Reclamation
P.O. Box 1017
Bismarck, ND  58502
Tele: (701) 221-1275
email: emcphillips AT usbr.gov

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created 
them"  Albert Einstein 
Subject: Juv. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: "McPhillips, Elizabeth" <emcphillips AT USBR.GOV>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:59:31 -0500
Found another downtown Bismarck bird kill.  I found a Juvenile
Yellow-bellied sapsucker underneath the windows at the US Bank building.
Downtown Bismarck is not kind to spring and fall migrants - too many large
windows.


*Nell McPhillips*

*Natural Resource Specialist*

*Bureau of Reclamation*

*P.O. Box 1017*

*Bismarck, ND  58502*

*Tele: (701) 221-1275*

*email:** emcphillips AT usbr.gov *


 *"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we
created them"  Albert Einstein*
Subject: YB Sapsucker
From: David Lindee <daveandellin AT REAGAN.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:38:38 -0500
Had the first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in our yard at Van Hook (near New
Town) in more than 5 years.  

 

We still have a few Warbling and Philadelphia Vireos hanging around with YR
Warblers.  Not many migrants coming through our neck of the woods.

 

Dave and Ellin Lindee

New Town

 



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Subject: NDBS Devils Lake meeting
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:09:28 -0500
ND-Birders:

For some incomprehensible reason the Spirit Lake Marina folks have pulled all 
of their pontoons out of the water and put them into winter storage. 
Consequently, we have no boats for the meeting this weekend. We will still meet 
at 7:30 am at the marina and leave some vehicles, then caravan around the lake 
and bird from the shore. An evening meal and meeting is planned at The Ranch 
Steakhouse. Sunday morning we will bird Sully's Hill and other wooded areas. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
NDBS  
Subject: Burke County Cattle Egret
From: Scott R a y <mryakima AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:27:08 -0500
I spent Saturday afternoon birding in Burke County. The best bird was a
lone cattle egret standing in the roadside ditch trying to avoid the high
winds.

There was also a single Snow Goose in a loafing flock of Canada's east of
Lignite.

The Sandhill Crane numbers are increasing in these parts, with several
flocks being seen today. One flock had over 80 birds.

Scott Ray
Stanley, ND
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire
From: Larry Jones <jljones AT DAKTEL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:50:52 -0500
A number of Dark-eyed junco's were in our yard this morning along with a 
Harris's sparrow. Blue jays have arrived and the Townsend's solitaire was 
perched in a dead snag in the tree belt. 


Larry Jones
Rural Bowdon
Wells Co.
Subject: Garrison Dam
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin AT SRT.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:56:55 -0500
ND-Birders:

There was an imm. Sabine's Gull in the tailrace this morning at Garrison Dam. 
Lots of Franklin's in the area. 


Good birding,
Ron Martin
Rural Sawyer
Subject: Scarlet Tanager, BT Green Warbler
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:54:04 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
   Did not refind the Black-throated Blue this morning.  A turnover of birds
has occurred as 5 species of sparrows were recorded, some first of fall for
me.   However, did find a SCARLET TANAGER and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
to spice the walk.

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:49 PM
Subject: eBird -- Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park -- Sep 20, 2014

Sep 20, 2014
Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park

Comments: Calm morning but big wind at 11:15am.

85 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Broad-winged Hawk
10 Larus sp.
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
3 Mourning Dove
1 Downy Woodpecker
5 Northern Flicker
1 Least Flycatcher
4 Blue Jay
3 Black-capped Chickadee
5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Swainson's Thrush
8 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
6 Cedar Waxwing
1 Tennessee Warbler
14 Orange-crowned Warbler
25 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Wilson's Warbler
6 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Lincoln's Sparrow
3 White-throated Sparrow
6 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Scarlet Tanager -- Green waxwing sized bird with black wings
7 Common Grackle
1 Pine Siskin
Subject: eBird -- Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park -- Sep 19, 2014
From: Corey Ellingson <crackerjackbirder AT BIS.MIDCO.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:37:35 -0500
Greetings ND-Birders:
  I saw the most warblers all fall here (isn't saying much) and was able to
pull out a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE Warbler here also.   Nine species of
warblers, and a semi-rare Eastern Phoebe for Bismarck.

The list is found below.

Good Birding,
Corey Ellingson
Bismarck, ND

-----Original Message-----
Subject: eBird -- Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park -- Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014
Bismarck--Sleepy Hollow Park

Comments: Comments... Windy from west, rain last night. Cloud over and
prefrontal birding.
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
6 Franklin's Gull
35 Ring-billed Gull
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
15 Mourning Dove
4 Northern Flicker
3 Least Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Swainson's Thrush
12 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
11 Cedar Waxwing
1 Tennessee Warbler
4 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler -- Male
16 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 American Redstart
5 Wilson's Warbler
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




-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


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 

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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



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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

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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

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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

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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
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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