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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
May 23, 2012
Very few records of Kentucky warbler exist for North Dakota. This one was discovered in Turtle River State Park, May 23, 2010. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: No mystery, now is the height of songbird migration
May 23, 2012 - 9:27am
May 9, 2012
Eastern phoebe can be identified by its dark head with no eye-ring, lack of wing-bars, a tail it habitually dips downward, and a voice announcing its own name. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: First flycatcher of spring defies convention
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
This glaucous gull represents the first recorded appearance in Cass County. Photo submitted by Dean Riemer.
Flight Lines: West Fargoan adds species to county bird list
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
A number of raptor species have increased their presence within the boundaries of cities and towns over the last few decades including merlins, which now nest in West Fargo. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
City-dwelling raptors no longer things of rarity
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
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