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March 28, 2012
A whitetail doe sneaks through the woods during a recent firearms deer opener. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
N.D. Game & Fish notebook: Report shows 2011 deer season success was lowest in recent history
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Ben Schwartz feeds one of a pair of greater roadrunners that shows up daily at his place near Tucson, Ariz. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Roadrunner very real, just not here
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Indirectly due to the lengthening of days, male house finches have noticeably increased their singing of late. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Morning, lengthening days lead to singing birds
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
A black-capped chickadee harvests hair from a dead squirrel's tail in an example of what Meinertzhagen calls autolycism. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Sorting through natural relationships not always easy
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Black-capped chickadees are considered non-migratory and can be encountered in the woods in any season. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Black-capped chickadee everyone's favorite
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
The author (left) searches for birds Saturday with his neighbor's son, Joe.
Photo by Doug Leier.
Flight Lines: Seeing more clearly with young eyes
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
January 4, 2012
Found on 51 percent of past Fargo-Moorhead Christmas Bird Counts, red-breasted nuthatches were not recorded during most recent CBC.
Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Recent bird survey exceeds expectations again
January 4, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Even small areas of bushes in an urban landscape produces cover for a variety of organisms.
Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Holiday gift ideas for the birder in your life
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
One of two recently documented snowy owls found north of Fargo. The heavy barring indicates this is an immature bird. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Sharp snowy owl contrast between last two winters
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
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