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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Beautiful volume worth a spot on shelf
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Paul W. Fee
Mary M. Stautz
Madelyn R. Kitzan
Shawn D. Faller
Kimberly Jo Jackson
June 24, 2014
Flight Lines: Understated sparrows synonymous with prairie
Every school kid growing up in North Dakota learns of our state bird, the Western meadow-lark (Sturnella neglecta). It’s a robust specimen...
June 24, 2014 - 3:22pm
June 10, 2014
Flight Lines: The yin and yang of meeting with nature
I can see it now: Gorth steps out of his cave to stretch and take out the garbage when, “splat,” a pterodactyl flies over and leaves its mark on a brand new wheel he had just carved from a piece of wood. OK, I realize that pterodactyls and humans never coexisted in the same paleontological...
June 10, 2014 - 5:38pm
May 27, 2014
Flight Lines: Migrant birds savor warmth, too
Early last week the dam finally, thankfully, broke. The endless cold of a protracted spring gave way to warming on a level we have all been eagerly...
May 27, 2014 - 9:18pm
May 14, 2014
Birding more than watching
I sometimes wonder if I would have gotten a head start 30-some years ago if it had been called something other than “bird watching.” The...
May 14, 2014 - 9:47am
April 29, 2014
Flight Lines: In defense of the lowly sparrow
The sparrows are back. All winter long members of the songbird family, Emberizidae, have been absent from our area, spending the cold non-breeding...
April 29, 2014 - 3:58pm
April 15, 2014
Flight Lines: Nation’s symbol has rebounded well from mid-century low
There was quite a buzz on the local online bird chat a few weeks ago as a certain raptor made its presence known with gusto in our area. Indeed,...
April 15, 2014 - 3:37pm
March 18, 2014
Flight Lines: The most common bird no one knows
That there exists a widespread and common bird under the collective noses of North Dakotans yet few have ever heard of it is not entirely surprising....
March 18, 2014 - 5:35pm
March 4, 2014
Flight Lines: Picking favorites not an easy task
Upon discovering that I spend considerable time looking at birds, people I meet inevitably get around to asking the question: What is your favorite...
March 4, 2014 - 2:34pm
March 4, 2014 - 1:55pm
February 18, 2014
Learning by doing: a formula for the budding bidder
Last week I began thinking about the progressive chain, the one that has led me to the relationship I currently enjoy with the outdoors. It took...
February 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
February 4, 2014
Flight lines: Reports of low bird numbers hard to quantify
In a voice bordering on exasperation, friend and former coworker, Craig McEwen, blurted out his question over the phone last week, “So where...
February 4, 2014 - 4:55pm
January 21, 2014
For birds, it's all about the bill
An axe-wielding man ambles toward a pile of wood. The obvious assumption is he’s about to create smaller pieces of wood out of the larger ones...
January 21, 2014 - 11:31am
January 7, 2014
Flight Lines: Keeping hens, more than just a food source
“Going down there to tend to my birds is a joyful and wonderful part of my day, I look forward to it every time,” my friend Bubba Schwartz...
January 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
December 31, 2013
Rare visitor becomes prey
As lucky as we were to be able to tally a Brown Thrasher during the recent Fargo-Moorhead Christmas Bird Count held Dec. 14 (see Flightlines,...
December 31, 2013 - 9:27am
December 24, 2013
Flight Lines: Area birdwatchers find 50 species (again) during annual count
“This will rank in my top two for overall coldest,” said retired educator and Dayton, Ohio-area birder Daryl Michael after spending the day...
December 24, 2013 - 10:40am