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July 5, 2017
Great blue herons are unmistakably large wading birds with S-shaped necks, white-topped heads, and robust, loon-like bills.
Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: The water giveth and it taketh away
July 5, 2017 - 5:37am
May 17, 2017
Tiny piping plover tracks left in damp sand on an east coast beach will not be evident for long. Photo by Keith Corliss
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
May 17, 2017 - 11:50am
April 26, 2017
 A bonus bird was encountered last week by the author in southeast Arizona's Ramsey Canyon. Flame-colored tanagers are not quite as rare as tufted flycatchers, but are uncommon nonetheless and even more visually appealing.By Keith Corliss
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
April 26, 2017 - 10:18am
March 8, 2017
Long-tailed jaeger is a very rare bird in our area but a common spring and early summer visitor to Churchill, Manitoba. By Keith Corliss
Oh the places I would go
March 8, 2017 - 6:31am
February 22, 2017
A black-capped chickadee gathers nest material from a dead red squirrel. By  Keith Corliss
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
February 22, 2017 - 6:10am
January 4, 2017
Flight lines: Staying connected with birds and those who watch them
January 4, 2017 - 6:23am
November 9, 2016
Large round eyes add to the eerie sense of unease humans often attribute to owls.
Nocturnal bird a rich source of lore
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
September 7, 2016
At over 500 pages, "Birds & People" is a large book but deserving of shelf space regardless. Submitted photo
Flight Lines: Beautiful volume worth a spot on shelf
September 7, 2016 - 8:20am
August 24, 2016
A meadowlark enjoys a warm day. As fall approaches, there is still time to enjoy all of the warm weather birds in this area. Special to the Pioneer.
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
August 24, 2016 - 10:59am
July 27, 2016
Noah Kuck points out a bird to Clay Schultze.  By Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
July 27, 2016 - 7:16am
July 14, 2016
Normally a grayish bird of little distinction, a willet becomes striking once its wings are exposed. Submitted Photo by Rick Bohnplay button
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
July 14, 2016 - 8:00am
June 29, 2016
 Two common nighthawk chicks (upper right) sit nearly invisible on a prairie rock. Photo by Rick Bohn. play button
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
June 29, 2016 - 7:03am
May 3, 2016
According to a recent study, bird watching is thought of as being "creepy" by some. Is it simply because of the binoculars?
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
May 3, 2016 - 1:59pm
April 6, 2016
Common ravens are omnivorous, feeding on almost any food, including carrion. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
April 6, 2016 - 4:00am
March 9, 2016
A perched snowy owl watches as a photographer gets closer for a better picture. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Birding in the digital age
March 9, 2016 - 11:12am