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October 26, 2016
 The invasion of the Eurasiaon collared-dove has taken place since Janssen's book, Birds in Minnesota, was published and so doesn't get a mention in it. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Ranges not static, never have been
20 hours 37 min ago
October 11, 2016
Sharp-shinned hawks, like this first-year bird, are usually the first migrating raptor species to be seen in the fall.
Keith Corliss.
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
October 11, 2016 - 10:18am
September 7, 2016
At over 500 pages, "Birds & People" is a large book but deserving of shelf space regardless. Submitted photo
Flight Lines: Beautiful volume worth a spot on shelf
September 7, 2016 - 8:20am
August 24, 2016
A meadowlark enjoys a warm day. As fall approaches, there is still time to enjoy all of the warm weather birds in this area. Special to the Pioneer.
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
August 24, 2016 - 10:59am
August 10, 2016
Just one the many trails that wind through roadless boreal forests in Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park. Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
August 10, 2016 - 8:03am
July 27, 2016
Noah Kuck points out a bird to Clay Schultze.  By Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
July 27, 2016 - 7:16am
July 14, 2016
Normally a grayish bird of little distinction, a willet becomes striking once its wings are exposed. Submitted Photo by Rick Bohnplay button
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
July 14, 2016 - 8:00am
June 29, 2016
 Two common nighthawk chicks (upper right) sit nearly invisible on a prairie rock. Photo by Rick Bohn. play button
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
June 29, 2016 - 7:03am
June 15, 2016
Western meadowlarks often perch atop fenceposts to sing. By Rick Bohn.  
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Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
June 15, 2016 - 8:00am
June 3, 2016
Cooper's hawks are arguably responsible for more misidentified raptors than any other species.Submitted. play button
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
June 3, 2016 - 10:57am
According to a recent study, bird watching is thought of as being "creepy" by some. Is it simply because of the binoculars?
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
May 3, 2016 - 1:59pm
April 6, 2016
Common ravens are omnivorous, feeding on almost any food, including carrion. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
April 6, 2016 - 4:00am
March 9, 2016
A perched snowy owl watches as a photographer gets closer for a better picture. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Birding in the digital age
March 9, 2016 - 11:12am
February 24, 2016
During the dead of winter, quite often the only species stirring it seems is the Black-capped Chickadee. Photo by Keith Corlissplay button
Flight Lines: The slow pace of winter birding in valley
February 24, 2016 - 2:59am
February 9, 2016
Local VFW sponsors hunter safety course
February 9, 2016 - 5:07pm