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December 22, 2010
Robert O'Connor returns from a chilly walk into a field last Saturday after verifying the identification of red-winged blackbirds found north of West Fargo.
Flight Lines: Local bird watchers raise bar with highest-ever count
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
With verified sightings from Montana, Manitoba, Minnesota, and South Dakota, a glimpse of a curve-billed thrasher in North Dakota is overdue. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Ten species to watch for in this decade
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
A typical view of an eastern towhee buried in cover. Its orange flanks are evident; the black head and back verifies its sex as a male. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Towhee tests Cass County winter with brief visit
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Due to shortening days, whitetail jackrabbits are undergoing a dramatic change in appearance which will turn the animals' coats a snowy white. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Speed and camouflage, hallmarks of the jack
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Nature often reveals its hidden secrets -- such as this green darner (Anax junius) dragonfly hiding in a bur oak tree -- to those with a measured approach. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Learning the value of patience and going slow
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
A dark-phased red-tailed hawk is seen soaring over Clay County last weekend. This type is more typically encountered in the far west and only seen locally during migration. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Variations abound for this red-tailed hawk
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 29, 2010
A female purple finch (left) and a likely immature male showed up in a West Fargo yard on September 4. The deeply notched tail of the adult bird is another indicator to separate purple finch from the more common house finch.
Flight Lines: Purple finch, the one 'supposed' to be here
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Goldenrod galls can be easily seen almost anywhere the plants are numerous. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Fishermen and woodpeckers share secret
September 15, 2010 - 7:57am
September 1, 2010
A rare barn owl--likely a female--roosts alone in an ash tree along the edge of Petersburg, N.D., last weekend, waiting for nightfall to feed. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Night stalker among the natural beauties
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Out-of-state birders line up along a South Dakota trail for a glimpse at perhaps the most talked about bird in America this year, the orange-billed nightingale-thrush. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: In pursuit of passion, the chase isn't always easy
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Tree swallows are common nesting birds over much of North America, and will readily use artificial nest boxes. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Tree swallows are a nice second choice
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
A female vermillion flycatcher takes flight on wings which produce both thrust and lift. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: By nature or man, a wing must produce lift
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Ring-billed gulls can often be seen near municipal landfill sites. These adult birds were photographed in April in north Fargo. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Gull's regular hangouts make for bad reputation
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 23, 2010
Purple martins are one of many bird species that thrive in mankin's presence. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Mankind an important part of global system
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Despite the rather strange spring migration, trusty species such as this Tennessee warbler were easily found. Keith Corliss
Mystery of bird migration part of the charm
June 9, 2010 - 9:28am