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