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Elden E. Theurer
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June 6, 2012
Flight Lines: Elusive flycatcher found near West Fargo
Last Sunday I asked for a copy of North Dakota's most recent record of Acadian flycatcher (Empidonax virescens); it soon arrived via email. In...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Flight Lines: No mystery, now is the height of songbird migration
Dates are important. Always have been; just ask Julius Caesar about the Ides of March. Whether to recognize birthdays or anniversaries, or to...
May 23, 2012 - 9:27am
May 9, 2012
Flight Lines: First flycatcher of spring defies convention
There is any number of ways we can divide birds into groups: Pelagic (oceangoing) vs. land-based, precocial vs. altricial young, cavity nesting...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Flight Lines: West Fargoan adds species to county bird list
A 2006 poll conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service showed North Dakotans among the least likely Americans to be bird watchers on a per...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
City-dwelling raptors no longer things of rarity
On the 18th of December, 1993, I saw my first merlin sitting in a tree in Fargo's industrial park. By then I had been birding for over 15 years...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Flight Lines: Roadrunner very real, just not here
From the following list of cartoon birds, select the one with the specific real life counterpart and matching name: Big bird, Roadrunner, Woody...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Flight Lines: Morning, lengthening days lead to singing birds
"In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love," wrote British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson in his work titled, Locksley Hall....
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Flight Lines: Sorting through natural relationships not always easy
The other day I received an email with an attached video showing scenes of a crow and a house cat frolicking and carrying on in a playful and...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Flight Lines: Black-capped chickadee everyone's favorite
Just for fun, let's say we've been asked to manufacture a bird species using a list of certain characteristics, as if something like this were...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 4, 2012
Flight Lines: Recent bird survey exceeds expectations again
It was thought by many experts that the record would never be broken; the human body just cannot accomplish such a feat, a four-minute mile is...
January 4, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Holiday gift ideas for the birder in your life
Christmas shopping has never been a strong area for me. I'm not entirely sure why, it just happens to be that way. I think the hype and hustle...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Flight Lines: Sharp snowy owl contrast between last two winters
We are under an invasion. Unlike Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel, War of the Worlds, this one is real and it's coming...
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2011
Outdoor oddities always pique a birder's curiosity
Just by happenstance - I call it luck - I live in the same West Fargo neighborhood as North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologist, Doug Leier....
November 9, 2011 - 12:00am
October 26, 2011
Flight Lines: Leaf drop reveals handiwork of nesting birds
Remove the leaves from trees and all manner of secrets are exposed to the world. Secrets which had been hidden for the summery months in the...
October 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 12, 2011
Flight Lines: Pelican colony destruction strikes a chord
Like almost every morning, last Friday found me leafing through the pages of the Forum newspaper. Separating this day from most was a story on...
October 12, 2011 - 12:00am