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November 9, 2011
Outside of wetlands with ample cover, American bitterns are rarely encountered.
Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Outdoor oddities always pique a birder's curiosity
November 9, 2011 - 12:00am
October 26, 2011
A summer nest of American goldfinches stands out in a maple tree once its leaves have fallen away. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Leaf drop reveals handiwork of nesting birds
October 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 12, 2011
Great horned owls are just one of many raptor species illegally targeted by some unscrupulous hunters. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Pelican colony destruction strikes a chord
October 12, 2011 - 12:00am
September 14, 2011
Shorebirds, consisting of a few different species near West Fargo recently, ably illustrate the flocking behavior of birds once past the breeding season. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Characteristics differ among fall bird tendencies
September 14, 2011 - 12:00am
August 31, 2011
This cicada--likely one of the annual Tibicen species--was recently seen in Red Wing, Minn. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Noise maker lives most of life underground, emergence tied to warm summer days
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Every organism requires certain conditions from its habitat, including this six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata). Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: When it comes to the outdoors, it's all habitat
August 17, 2011 - 12:00am
August 3, 2011
A grasshopper sparrow sings its primary song from an exposed perch near the landfill. This grassy area is getting more quiet as August advances. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Songbird vocalizations unique to each species
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 6, 2011
How is it possible to mistake this great egret for a small perching bird like a loggerhead shrike? It happens. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Pitfalls of perception and expectations
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Flooded riparian habitat this spring provided ideal foraging ground for solitary sandpipers. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Shadowy shorebird remains an enigma
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Ruddy turnstones near Devils Lake were a source of source of excitement for out-of-state bird watchers who attended the Potholes & Prairies Birding Festival in Carrington last week. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Bird festival reignites author's fervor
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Cape May warblers can occasionally be found along the bark of trees where the birds have a habit of sipping oozing sap. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Boreal migrant a treat for area birders
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Wood thrush is an uncommon bird in eastern North Dakota. This individual showed up last week in a West Fargo yard.
Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Celebrated songster makes surprise appearance
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
A merlin sits on a fencepost north of Fargo. This bird-eating falcon is one of a number of raptors which have taken to urban living over the past couple of decades. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Are your pets at risk with peregrins?
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Snow geese by the hundreds of thousands were reported all across North Dakota last week, including these birds over West Fargo. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: A week of wonder as spring migrants invade
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 30, 2011
A photo depicting a highness of royal terns, mixing with a conspiracy of black skimmers, and a tiny screech of gulls. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Funny and unused, archaic collective nouns
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am