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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 28, 2011
The annual rendezvous at Ft. Union Trading Post attracts re-enactors from a wide area. Ft. Union has benefited from past recipient of LWCF (Land and Water Conservation Fund) dollars.

Photo courtesy US National Park Service
Making a pitch for the outdoors; lobbying on behalf of the LWCF
September 28, 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 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
June 8, 2011
Ruddy turnstones near Devils Lake were a source of source of excitement for out-of-state bird watchers who attended the Potholes & Prairies Birding Festival in Carrington last week. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Bird festival reignites author's fervor
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Cape May warblers can occasionally be found along the bark of trees where the birds have a habit of sipping oozing sap. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Boreal migrant a treat for area birders
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
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