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June 3, 2015
Likely the most numerous of the migrant wood-warblers in our area, the yellowrumped warbler is also the first of the Parulidae family to arrive every spring. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: That magical migratory moment in May
June 3, 2015 - 12:20am
May 18, 2015
A peregrine falcon gets banded in 2005 at Bank of the West in Fargo. Forum file photo
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
May 18, 2015 - 3:17pm
April 1, 2015
Landscapers add greenery around the south side of Lake Park Audubon High School in this 2012 photo in Audubon, Minn. Photo by Dave Wallisplay button
Flight Lines: Local ties seen to famous artist, naturalist John James Audubon
April 1, 2015 - 9:20am
March 3, 2015
One of several golden eagles observed recently by a group of Fargo-area birders in the Pierre, S.D., area. Photo by Carol Arzt
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
March 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
February 10, 2015
Columnist to speak at Three Rivers Garden Club
February 10, 2015 - 2:35pm
Other than body shape and size, the California towhee – seen here – shares a name but bears little resemblance to the two towhee species found locally. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
February 10, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 20, 2015
The design of the Vikings stadium in Minneapolis features large glass panels. The National Audubon Society and other organizations have been vocal in their opposition to the use of non-bird-safe glass. So far stadium authorities have rejected any changes. Submitted photoplay button
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
January 20, 2015 - 5:08pm
January 5, 2015
Twin Cities falconer Chase Delles showed up in the area recently to hunt white-tailed jackrabbits with his golden eagle. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
January 5, 2015 - 11:31am
December 17, 2014
Nocturnal species, such as this boreal owl, typically spend the daylight hours sleeping and roosting in heavy cover. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Where do birds sleep?
December 17, 2014 - 12:14am
May 14, 2014
Learning songs can be helpful in myriad ways, including distinguishing Eastern Towhees from Spotted Towhees (seen here). Eastern Towhees will sing “drink-your-tea,” while Spotted Towhees usually shorten it to “your tea.”  Keith Corliss
Birding more than watching
May 14, 2014 - 9:47am
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
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
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