Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Flight Lines

August 26, 2015
Northern paper wasps are commonly found near human habitation where wood is available for nest construction. Photo by Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Little to fear in local fauna
August 26, 2015 - 3:02am
August 5, 2015
Documentation of observations, such as this photo of a rare boreal owl in north Fargo in March 2013, might very well serve a purpose yet unknown far into the future. Photo by Keith Corliss
play button
Flight lines: ‘Discoveries’ often when natural history recorded
August 5, 2015 - 4:56am
July 15, 2015
Despite their darting behavior, a diligent observer should be able to eventually pick out the dark “bowtie” on the front of bank swallows in flight, as shown on the middle of these three birds. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Swallows are all around us
July 15, 2015 - 1:46am
June 24, 2015
Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival attendees enjoy a sunrise and grassland birds in Kidder County recently. Keith Corlissplay button
Flight Lines: Annual festival more than just birds
June 24, 2015 - 5:55pm
June 3, 2015
Likely the most numerous of the migrant wood-warblers in our area, the yellowrumped warbler is also the first of the Parulidae family to arrive every spring. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: That magical migratory moment in May
June 3, 2015 - 12:20am
May 18, 2015
A peregrine falcon gets banded in 2005 at Bank of the West in Fargo. Forum file photo
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
May 18, 2015 - 3:17pm
April 21, 2015
This American crow quietly stood vigil in a tree while its mate foraged in a nearby farm field last weekend near north Fargo. Crows are very social birds and are rarely found alone.play button
Flight Lines: American crow couple familiar
April 21, 2015 - 9:11pm
April 1, 2015
Landscapers add greenery around the south side of Lake Park Audubon High School in this 2012 photo in Audubon, Minn. Photo by Dave Wallisplay button
Flight Lines: Local ties seen to famous artist, naturalist John James Audubon
April 1, 2015 - 9:20am
March 18, 2015
Pileated woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers north of Mexico and represent one of four species to spend the entire year in the Red River Valley. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight lines: Woodpeckers’ drumming part of communication
March 18, 2015 - 6:30am
March 3, 2015
One of several golden eagles observed recently by a group of Fargo-area birders in the Pierre, S.D., area. Photo by Carol Arzt
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
March 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
February 10, 2015
Other than body shape and size, the California towhee – seen here – shares a name but bears little resemblance to the two towhee species found locally. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
February 10, 2015 - 1:57pm
June 14, 2013
Limiting the impacts of sapsuckers
June 14, 2013 - 10:58am
July 18, 2012
Two books to add to your midsummer reading list: Mammals of North Dakota by Robert Seabloom and The Bluebird Effect, Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, by Julie Zickefoose.
Two midsummer reads worth your time
July 18, 2012 - 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
randomness