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June 25, 2009
This drake duck appeared this spring in a flooded field near Harwood. While showing obvious signs of cinnamon teal genes, this bird also displayed a subdued white crescent bordering its bill making it a blue-winged teal x cinnamon teal hybrid, a non-countable bird according to the ABA rules. Dean Riemer
Detailed rules govern the counting of birds
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
While fairly common in migration, the foliage-loving Philadelphia vireo can easily go undetected. Keith Corliss
Philadelphia vireo flies under the radar
June 12, 2009 - 9:25am
May 28, 2009
Black-and-white warblers are one of the neotropical migrants known to cross the Gulf of Mexico at night in large numbers. Keith Corliss
Radar used by more than just weather watchers
May 28, 2009 - 12:00am
May 14, 2009
The bank of the Sheyenne River in West Fargo showing grass clippings and concrete chunks. This backyard was two blocks from a city compost site.
State and city laws prohibit river dumping
May 14, 2009 - 10:53am
April 30, 2009
Yellow-rumped warblers are easily the first warblers to arrive each spring in our region. Many more members of the family are expected in the coming weeks. Keith Corliss
There's something about that first warbler
April 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 16, 2009
Turkey vultures are but one species of bird which appear to favor river corridors during migration. Keith Corliss
Migrating birds appear to follow our rivers
April 16, 2009 - 12:36pm
April 2, 2009
American robins appeared in great numbers last week during the flood, oblivious of our struggles with the various rivers in the valley. Keith Corliss
The forces of nature not necessarily negotiable
April 2, 2009 - 8:30am
March 19, 2009
The North American Classification Committee ruled several years ago that we should once again refer to this bird (known briefly as northern oriole) as the Baltimore oriole. Keith Corliss
Committee governs American bird names
March 19, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Sharp-shinned hawks are known to frequent yards with bird feeders in hopes of a meal.
An appearance from 'the artful dodger'
March 5, 2009 - 1:35pm
February 19, 2009
American crows are already displaying courtship behavior and will soon be seen carrying sticks to build a nest.
Conjecture reigns when interpreting animal behavior
February 19, 2009 - 4:11pm
February 5, 2009
Often mixed with snow buntings, Lapland longspurs (right) are so named for their elongated rear claw. Keith Corliss
Wintering bird known for huge gatherings
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
Northern saw-whet owls are known to be extremely approachable during daylight hours. Keith Corliss
Encountering the 'winsome' charmer
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
The sun strikes earth at a fairly acute angle during our northern winters offering little light and even less heat. Keith Corliss
SAD sufferers look forward to longer days
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Books. Keith Corlis
Books make great gifts for fans of natural history
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Pine siskins are making a strong showing in our area this winter, especially at thistle feeders. Keith Corliss
Good winter for siskins plus a chance to count them
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
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