Date: 6/13/18 7:49 am
From: Bob Ekblad <ekblad...>
Subject: [mou-net] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Minnesota Rare Bird Alert
I was able to find the Common Gallinule at the town of Ellendale (S of Owatonna) reported by Paul Suchanak on e-Bird. Actually I spotted two of them. The viewing is the best from the road to the sewage ponds on the east side of the railroad tracks - accessed by turning north on the east side of the grain elevator. Go just past the ballfield to gain elevation to see over the tracks.

Sent from Bob Ekblad's iPhone
Byron, MN - Olmsted County

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> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: June 12, 2018 at 8:58:50 PM CDT
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Minnesota Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
> *** Species Summary:
> Common Gallinule (1 Steele)
> Yellow-breasted Chat (1 Washington)
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
> Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
> - Reported Jun 12, 2018 16:08 by Paul Suchanek
> - Ellendale, Steele, Minnesota
> - Map:,-93.299812&ll=43.873255,-93.299812
> - Checklist:
> - Comments: "Rare, seen on marsh on west side of tracks, resembled coot except had a broken white line on side and red bill, need to upload photo, marsh might be potential breeding habitat"
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1)
> - Reported Jun 12, 2018 20:02 by Daniel Guerin
> - Afton SP, Washington, Minnesota
> - Map:,-92.7773926&ll=44.8587887,-92.7773926
> - Checklist:
> - Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen and heard farther down the path than typically found. Just past where the path dips into the deeper woods when coming from the north side."
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