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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 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
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 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
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