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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
August 3, 2011
A grasshopper sparrow sings its primary song from an exposed perch near the landfill. This grassy area is getting more quiet as August advances. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Songbird vocalizations unique to each species
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 20, 2011
An American goldfinch takes a bath and reveals little evidence of what was once a broad white wingbar. Having molted its wings late last year, it's now worn very thin. Keith Corliss
An introduction to the complexities of molt
July 20, 2011 - 8:43am
July 6, 2011
How is it possible to mistake this great egret for a small perching bird like a loggerhead shrike? It happens. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Pitfalls of perception and expectations
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Flooded riparian habitat this spring provided ideal foraging ground for solitary sandpipers. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Shadowy shorebird remains an enigma
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
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