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June 24, 2013
This barn swallow constructs a nest of mud, quite unlike that of a Say's phoebe. That didn't prevent an erroneous conclusion from the author, however. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Humbling lessons from quick assumptions
June 24, 2013 - 11:31am
June 14, 2013
Limiting the impacts of sapsuckers
June 14, 2013 - 10:58am
May 31, 2013
Corliss: One bird can make a difference – The dollar power of a single bird
May 31, 2013 - 1:39pm
May 13, 2013
Thinner-necked and smaller-billed, while even showing a purplish sheen, these lesser scaup drakes seem more alert than greaters due to their high-headed look. Inset photo: Greater scaups appears more thick-necked and larger-billed, with a broader, more rounded head than lessers. The broad black "nail" is even evident on this drake's bill tip. Keith Corliss / Pioneer
Flight lines: Look-alike ducks present difficult, though not impossible, challenge.
May 13, 2013 - 1:31pm
April 30, 2013
An American robin feasts on crabapples in a West Fargo yard. This individual shows more white facial feathering than most and is likely a female. Keith Corliss / Pioneer
Will it stay or will it go? The curious migration of robins
April 30, 2013 - 7:51am
April 2, 2013
 Barred owl
Author finds species at heart of controversy
April 2, 2013 - 2:05pm
March 12, 2013
Black-and-white warblers, such as this one, are common neotropical migrants in our area. Typical feeding behavior includes edging along tree bark in search of insects. In desperate times, however, earthworms are apparently not off limits. Keith Corliss
Savor being outdoors even when the weather is sour
March 12, 2013 - 2:44pm
February 26, 2013
Northern visitors spice up an otherwise bland season
February 26, 2013 - 2:26pm
February 12, 2013
Storms temporarily rearrange bird life
February 12, 2013 - 11:44am
January 29, 2013
The idyllic winter scene at the Audubon Center of the Red River Valley near Warren, Minn. where a rare owl appeared last week. Keith Corliss
A swing and a miss in northwestern Minnesota
January 29, 2013 - 12:06pm
January 16, 2013
A screen capture from the website showing a recent blog entry describing the extremely rare appearance of a red-flanked bluetail in British Columbia over the weekend.
Birds on the Internet: Sifting the best websites for bird information
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 2, 2013
This winter might very well be remembered for the irruption of two northern species, red crossbills and pine grosbeaks (pictured). Keith Corliss
Birding year in review: A look back at the notable sightings of 2012
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Twelve red-breasted nuthatches were counted during last Saturday's Christmas Bird Count; one of 68 species observed throughout the day. Keith Corliss
Local bird group sets North Dakota record
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
A clay-colored sparrow, without the hype and flash of a tropical bird, mirrors the sober prairie landscape. Keith Corliss
Understated birds reflect nature of prairie landscape
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2012
White-winged crossbills will infrequently feed on the ground. In this case a female (left) and male are "drinking" water by eating snow. Keith Corliss
Odd bill keeps bird searching for food
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am