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CBC Bonus Field Trip -- Northern Minnesota in Winter

Winter Weekend February 17 - 21, 2005

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The 22 members of the CBC who just completed the trip to Northern Minnesota had a grand and highly productive time. The trip was a smash success. We had a virtual clean sweep of the targeted species and a total of 48. Everybody had a lifer including Simon. One of the most satisfying aspects of the trip was that every single target species was seen very well.

Specially focused on targets seen include:

Harlequin Duck
Common Goldeneye
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Rough-legged Hawk
Gyrfalcon (only seen by the half of the group that was flying through Minneapolis)
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Boreal Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Gray Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Bohemian Waxwing
American Tree Sparrow
Pine Grosbeak
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Evening Grosbeak
Boreal Owl Stephen Harris

Total trip species list is:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Kestrel
Gyrfalcon
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Gray Owl
Boreal Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Gray Jay
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
European Starling
Bohemian Waxwing
American Tree Sparrow
Slate-colored Junco
Northern Cardinal
Pine Grosbeak
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow

Great Gray Owl

John Ennis

To view future Carolina based field trips and those farther afield regularly visit the Carolina Bird Club web site.

Thanks to everybody on the trip for making this such a successful outing including co-leader Simon Thompson and local Minnesota guide Mike Hendrickson.

Stephen Harris
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Wilmington, NC


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