Our North Shore, Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais, is always good for birding, but never better than in the fall. Here is a list of birds seen by groups of birders last weekend.


Red Phalarope, Silver Bay 


Mountain Bluebird, Two Harbors


American Golden-Plover, Grand Marais campground


Pacific Loon, Taconite Harbor


Warbling Vireo, Knife River


Marsh Wren, Two Harbors


At least five Townsend’s Solitaires, Grand Marais, Good Harbor Bay west of Grand Marais, Knife River (photo below)


Hoary Redpoll, Grand Marais and Croftville Road east of Grand Marais


White-winged and Black Scoter, Grand Marais harbor 


Common Redpolls, thousands streaming along the lakeshore between Lutsen and Grand Marais. 


Bohemian Waxwings, Grand Marais


Plus many American Robins, five Bald Eagles and four Rough-legged Hawks along Highway 61 

between Lutsen and Grand Marais, and many Snow Buntings and Horned Larks along 

various driveways.


Our thanks to Kim Eckert for posting this information to the Minnesota birding email list.


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