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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
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
July 18, 2012
Two books to add to your midsummer reading list: Mammals of North Dakota by Robert Seabloom and The Bluebird Effect, Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, by Julie Zickefoose.
Two midsummer reads worth your time
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
These mute swans, present at the West Fargo lagoons on June 24, represent Cass County's first record of the species.

Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Eurasian species shows up, but is it welcome?
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Somewhat camouflaged on a multi-colored granite rock is a painted lichen moth caterpillar. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Little discoveries on the North Dakota prairie
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Joe Gregg, Horace, awaits an appearance from a rare Acadian Flycatcher near West Fargo along with other area birders. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Elusive flycatcher found near West Fargo
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Very few records of Kentucky warbler exist for North Dakota. This one was discovered in Turtle River State Park, May 23, 2010. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: No mystery, now is the height of songbird migration
May 23, 2012 - 9:27am
May 9, 2012
Eastern phoebe can be identified by its dark head with no eye-ring, lack of wing-bars, a tail it habitually dips downward, and a voice announcing its own name. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: First flycatcher of spring defies convention
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am