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April 21, 2015
This American crow quietly stood vigil in a tree while its mate foraged in a nearby farm field last weekend near north Fargo. Crows are very social birds and are rarely found button
Flight Lines: American crow couple familiar
April 21, 2015 - 9:11pm
March 18, 2015
Pileated woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers north of Mexico and represent one of four species to spend the entire year in the Red River Valley. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight lines: Woodpeckers’ drumming part of communication
March 18, 2015 - 6:30am
March 3, 2015
One of several golden eagles observed recently by a group of Fargo-area birders in the Pierre, S.D., area. Photo by Carol Arzt
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
March 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
February 10, 2015
Other than body shape and size, the California towhee – seen here – shares a name but bears little resemblance to the two towhee species found locally. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
February 10, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 20, 2015
The design of the Vikings stadium in Minneapolis features large glass panels. The National Audubon Society and other organizations have been vocal in their opposition to the use of non-bird-safe glass. So far stadium authorities have rejected any changes. Submitted photoplay button
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
January 20, 2015 - 5:08pm
January 5, 2015
Twin Cities falconer Chase Delles showed up in the area recently to hunt white-tailed jackrabbits with his golden eagle. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
January 5, 2015 - 11:31am
December 17, 2014
Nocturnal species, such as this boreal owl, typically spend the daylight hours sleeping and roosting in heavy cover. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Where do birds sleep?
December 17, 2014 - 12:14am
December 2, 2014
Wild turkeys have been quite successful in urban areas around the Fargo-Moorhead area, at times becoming bothersome. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Interesting origin of a familiar bird
December 2, 2014 - 3:35pm
November 18, 2014
American crows are seen gathering recently for a night’s roost. Flocking among most species is a behavior strictly reserved for the nonbreeding season. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Natural world prepares for changing of seasons
November 18, 2014 - 3:37pm
November 5, 2014
American pipits traverse our area every spring and fall on the way to and from Arctic breeding areas. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Tundra nester shows broad range
November 5, 2014 - 10:06am
October 21, 2014
Black rosy-finch is an alpine species not seen locally but is one of a surprisingly few true finches to be found in North America. Photo by Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Sorting out bird species an ongoing process
October 21, 2014 - 4:06pm
October 7, 2014
Flutter, a monarch butterfly cared for by Dave and Annie Samson of West Fargo, sips apple juice from a finger in this 2010 photo. Dave Samson found the late-season monarch in his yard and took it inside his home, where it lived for four months. He said Flutter would sometimes sit on 
his finger for an hour. Photo by David Samson
Flight lines: ‘House butterfly’ Flutter flew into West Fargo home, hearts
October 7, 2014 - 11:09am
August 19, 2014
A lone black-necked stilt, right, is seen near an American avocet in this photo taken near Fargo in spring 2013. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Lanky shorebird a delight to find anywhere
August 19, 2014 - 3:11pm
August 5, 2014
Sanderlings pass through our area twice a year during their long-distance migration. This adult is on its way to southern South America for the winter. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Shorebird stories are almost mythical
August 5, 2014 - 4:25pm
July 23, 2014
Abandoned for the season, this is a tiny portion of the large cliff swallow colony near the Sheyenne Diversion in West Fargo. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm