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Keith Corliss

August 1, 2018
A mute swan (left, with orange bill) in southwest Cass County last week marks the second instance of this exotic invader in the state of North Dakota. To the right is a tundra swan, a common migrant but  rare summering bird. By Noah Kuck/Special to the Pioneerplay button
Flight Lines VIDEO: Mute swan, will it establish here?
August 1, 2018 - 6:42am
June 13, 2018
A cooperative olive-sided flycatcher sits on a bare tree limb in Fargo’s Trefoil Park, one of eight species of flycatchers our team counted on the big day. Torre Hovick/Special to the Pioneerplay button
LISTEN: Flight Lines, Local birders shun sleep for record
June 13, 2018 - 5:47am
April 4, 2018
A gray leaden sky hangs low over a quite frozen Lake Bemidji in March 2018. The only hint that spring may be approaching was the eight bald eagles scattered randomly on the ice. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Phenology: tracking nature's annual cycles
April 4, 2018 - 6:03am
October 5, 2017
Expecting a gray jay to visit a bird feeding station in Fargo-Moorhead is perhaps unrealistic. But one never knows. This bird is at a well-known suet feeding site in northern Minnesota's Sax-Zim Bog.
To feed or not to feed
October 5, 2017 - 5:08am
August 31, 2017
Further information confirmed this nest to be that of a dusky flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) some of us spotted recently in the Black Hills. By Keith Corliss.play button
Flight Lines Audio: Flycatcher group presents challenge with
August 31, 2017 - 12:39pm
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
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
February 1, 2017
Snow bunting (left) and horned lark are just two of 61 species tabulated on New Year's Day in North Dakota and submitted to eBird. Photo by Keith Corliss.
Personal journeys now shared on website
February 1, 2017 - 7:04am
January 4, 2017
Flight lines: Staying connected with birds and those who watch them
January 4, 2017 - 6:23am
December 21, 2016
A rough-legged hawk--a high Arctic nesting bird--sits warming itself in the sun near the Fargo landfill last Saturday. It was one of eight seen during the Fargo-Moorhead Christmas Bird Count. By Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Difficult conditions don't stop local bird count; local birders take part in hemisphere-wide census
December 21, 2016 - 6:11am
October 26, 2016
 The invasion of the Eurasiaon collared-dove has taken place since Janssen's book, Birds in Minnesota, was published and so doesn't get a mention in it. Keith Corliss/The Pioneer
Flight Lines: Ranges not static, never have been
October 26, 2016 - 5:27am
October 11, 2016
Sharp-shinned hawks, like this first-year bird, are usually the first migrating raptor species to be seen in the fall.
Keith Corliss.
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
October 11, 2016 - 10:18am
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
August 10, 2016
Just one the many trails that wind through roadless boreal forests in Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park. Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
August 10, 2016 - 8:03am
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