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December 19, 2012
Twelve red-breasted nuthatches were counted during last Saturday's Christmas Bird Count; one of 68 species observed throughout the day. Keith Corliss
Local bird group sets North Dakota record
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
A clay-colored sparrow, without the hype and flash of a tropical bird, mirrors the sober prairie landscape. Keith Corliss
Understated birds reflect nature of prairie landscape
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2012
White-winged crossbills will infrequently feed on the ground. In this case a female (left) and male are "drinking" water by eating snow. Keith Corliss
Odd bill keeps bird searching for food
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Several species of hard-to-find northern birds have already made an appearance this season such as these bohemian waxwings, close relatives of our more common cedar waxwings. Keith Corliss
Northern birds being seen with regularity
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
Nearly without fail, rusty blackbirds are found with water nearby. Here one forages along a local shoreline. Keith Corliss
Rusty blackbird, water-loving migrant
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 17, 2012
Bird watchers gather along the shore of Arrowwood Lake for the annual Big Sit! Keith Corliss
A slower approach to bird-watching
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
A migrating Nashville warbler stops in our backyard, drawn to the presence of running water. Keith Corliss
In dry times, try offering water to birds
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
A pair of juvenile buff-breasted sandpipers are seen recently near Fargo, part of a flock of seven birds. Keith Corliss
Arctic-nesting shorebird passes by on its way to Argentina
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Black rosy finches are one of three rosy finch species nesting above timberline in North America. Here a juvenile (left) begs from an adult on the Beartooth Plateau in Wyoming. Photos by Keith Corliss
Persistence produces two alpine bird species
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
A sawdust pile at the base of this pine tree betrays the presence of active boring insects. In this case it's carpenter ants. Keith Corliss
Lowly ants play important natural role
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Joe-pye weed, a tall forb native to moist areas of prairie and a favorite of pollinators like bees and butterflies, is within a day or two of blossoming in a West Fargo yard. Keith Corliss
Many benefits evident in growing wild plants
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Two books to add to your midsummer reading list: Mammals of North Dakota by Robert Seabloom and The Bluebird Effect, Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, by Julie Zickefoose.
Two midsummer reads worth your time
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
These mute swans, present at the West Fargo lagoons on June 24, represent Cass County's first record of the species.

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Flight Lines: Eurasian species shows up, but is it welcome?
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
The author (right) and Andrew Thill, both of Fargo, move in to investigate a shared point by their wirehairs, Asic and Remy. Photo by Erin Shoberg.
Open Season: Subtle start to dog training
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
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Local dog training club to host youth hunt, outdoors day
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am