Corliss: One bird can make a difference – The dollar power of a single bird
Last winter was an exceptional one around here for northern species. Finches and owls normally encountered far to our north were found locally in impressive numbers. One particularly rare species—boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)—made an unprecedented showing in North Dakota with about seven reports sprinkled up and down the Red River Valley and farther west (read about the day spent looking for a boreal owl in the January 30 edition of the Pioneer). One was even found in Fargo.
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