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Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
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Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
August 3, 2011
Songbird vocalizations unique to each species
Just last weekend I found myself in the cell phone parking lot at Fargo's Hector Airport waiting for family members to return from a brief trip....
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 20, 2011
An introduction to the complexities of molt
If you hang around the bird-watching hobby long enough there are a number of themes which you will find unavoidable. As much as you want to just...
July 20, 2011 - 8:43am
July 6, 2011
Flight Lines: Pitfalls of perception and expectations
Reality can be an elusive thing, or at least our perception of it. I'm no psychologist but I am well aware that what we think we see or hear...
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Flight Lines: Shadowy shorebird remains an enigma
Sticks to himself, doesn't play well with others, quiet, a loner. This could very well appear in the report card of a young school child with...
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Flight Lines: Bird festival reignites author's fervor
It took spending a day with other birders to regain a perspective I may have let wane. Spend enough time with any given endeavor and a person...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Flight Lines: Boreal migrant a treat for area birders
I wonder just how many residents of the Red River Valley have ever heard of a place called Cape May, New Jersey. Not a lot I'd say. Of those...
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
May 11, 2011
Flight Lines: Celebrated songster makes surprise appearance
I remember the occasion vividly but couldn't recall the date; luckily I kept notes - August 19, 1995. It was back in the days when I was getting...
May 11, 2011 - 12:00am
April 27, 2011
Flight Lines: Are your pets at risk with peregrins?
If one is to believe the premise of a recent letter-to-the-editor in the Forum, there is a direct threat to the lives of pets everywhere in the...
April 27, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Flight Lines: A week of wonder as spring migrants invade
Initially, I found it odd that a coworker would call me during evening hours. Odd, that is, until he asked the question. Breathing heavily...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 30, 2011
Flight Lines: Funny and unused, archaic collective nouns
A collective noun, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is a word that "denotes a collection of persons or things regarded as a unit."...
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Flight Lines: With time, everything changes and adapts
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first described the native people near the southern tip of South America - an area he named Tierra del...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Flight Lines: Lonely insect touches lives of many
That we tolerate winters here in the Red River Valley is not in doubt. We may not like it, we may even despise it, but we somehow soldier through...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
February 16, 2011
Flight Lines: World an ever-changing place, transmigration constant
Since the dawn of time the transmigration of species has been constant. Whether drifting on ocean currents, floating on winds across vast distances,...
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Flight Lines: Resisting the rigors of winter; behaviors meant to survive cold
Last weekend, I stumbled upon a curious scene. Sitting on the snow under a spruce tree was a blue jay. It looked cold but comfortable. Its feathers...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Flight Lines: Hillsboro woman has a passion for birds
Rosalie Anderson isn't one to let setbacks quash her desire for more in life. Not even the tragic loss of her first husband when the couple's...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am