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January 20, 2016
This rare ivory gull is about the 12th one found in Minnesota since 1948. There are no records from North Dakota. Photo by Dean Riemer
Flight lines: Chasing rare birds
January 20, 2016 - 5:03am
November 25, 2015
A tiny cackling goose (top) is seen with Canada geese on a pond in Rapid City, S.D. Its stubby bill, short neck and diminutive statute is evident. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Small visitors not Canadas; or something that declares a similar theme
November 25, 2015 - 12:49am
November 18, 2015
A bold face of acorn woodpeckers are a common sight in the drier areas of our Southwest, where the birds stash acorns by stuffing them into pre-drilled holes. Keith Corliss photo
Flight Lines: Animals, birds also store food
November 18, 2015 - 9:46am
October 14, 2015
Birders turn their eyes to the sky recently during the Hawk Weekend Festival in Duluth. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Fall is hawk watching time; raptors counted across the continent
October 14, 2015 - 3:08am
August 5, 2015
Documentation of observations, such as this photo of a rare boreal owl in north Fargo in March 2013, might very well serve a purpose yet unknown far into the future. Photo by Keith Corliss
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Flight lines: ‘Discoveries’ often when natural history recorded
August 5, 2015 - 4:56am
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