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Northland Outdoors

July 20, 2011
An American goldfinch takes a bath and reveals little evidence of what was once a broad white wingbar. Having molted its wings late last year, it's now worn very thin. Keith Corliss
An introduction to the complexities of molt
July 20, 2011 - 8:43am
July 21, 2010
A female vermillion flycatcher takes flight on wings which produce both thrust and lift. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: By nature or man, a wing must produce lift
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Despite the rather strange spring migration, trusty species such as this Tennessee warbler were easily found. Keith Corliss
Mystery of bird migration part of the charm
June 9, 2010 - 9:28am
May 26, 2010
Leaving the nest is a major accomplishment. But life for this young American robin will not be easy. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Real nature often harsh, not always happily-ever-after
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
A male greater prairie chicken performs at the Bluestem Prairie in an attempt to attract females. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Wildlife spectacle of prairie chickens just a quick phone call away
April 28, 2010 - 9:34am
March 31, 2010
The greater white-fronted goose is notable for its pinkish-orange bill and legs, white face and scattered black belly barring.
Flight Lines: Waterfowl migration hard to miss throughout the region
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
A black-capped chickadee selects a freeze-dried mealworm from a bird feeder. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Mealworms add dimension when feeding birds
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Just the second time I'd seen the species in the county, this red knot was one of many shorebird species present during the extremely high water of spring, 2009. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight lines: Falling short of county bird challenge
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 6, 2010
Short-eared owls can be found along sloughs, marshes and prairies where the birds nest and feed, often during daylight hours.
Short-eared owl: The "other" prairie owl
January 6, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2009
Rocky Mountain junipers are perhaps the most valuable wildlife tree in the area. It's characterized by dense cover and ample food in the form of "berries." Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Plan now for wildlife-centric landscaping
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2009
Hairy woodpeckers are year-round residents of this area, making them one of the expected species, even in winter.
Lull in season no reason to stay indoors
December 9, 2009 - 12:00am