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July 11, 2018
Downy, recently fledged young (such as this rose-breasted grosbeak photographed a couple weeks ago) are considered definitive proof of nesting. Ongoing and annual documentation of nesting activities is vital to our understanding of the birds around us. By Keith Corlissplay button
LISTEN: Flight Lines, there's more to birding than migration
July 11, 2018 - 5:36am
May 14, 2014
Learning songs can be helpful in myriad ways, including distinguishing Eastern Towhees from Spotted Towhees (seen here). Eastern Towhees will sing “drink-your-tea,” while Spotted Towhees usually shorten it to “your tea.”  Keith Corliss
Birding more than watching
May 14, 2014 - 9:47am
January 21, 2014
Much can be determined by the structure of a bird's bill. The sharply hooked bill of this Sharp-shinned Hawk indicates its use for ripping into flesh. Keith Corliss
For birds, it's all about the bill
January 21, 2014 - 11:31am
December 31, 2013
Raptors, such as this Great Horned Owl, tend to display a pose known as “mantling” once prey is seized. It’s a way for them to cover or conceal their meal from potential rivals.
Rare visitor becomes prey
December 31, 2013 - 9:27am
November 12, 2013
This female or immature White-winged Scoter was one of two seen recently near Alice in western Cass County.  Keith Corliss
Shellfish-eating duck somewhat rare in North Dakota
November 12, 2013 - 11:39am
October 29, 2013
For sky watchers and nature observers there are few vantage points better than that of a tractor cab. Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: Fall observations eight feet above ground
October 29, 2013 - 12:07pm
October 2, 2013
Shaggy manes are but one of several edible mushroom species available to those looking for something to add to the dinner table.  Keith Corliss
Treat wild mushrooms with caution, but here's an easy one to try
October 2, 2013 - 8:48am
September 24, 2013
Hawk watching, an appealing exercise
September 24, 2013 - 12:11pm
August 21, 2013
Clusters of red capsules adorn the branch of this prickly-ash. When ripe, the fruit will turn black. Keith Corliss
For some, curiosity never quite satisfied; An outdoors quest for answers
August 21, 2013 - 8:27am
June 14, 2013
Limiting the impacts of sapsuckers
June 14, 2013 - 10:58am
February 12, 2013
Storms temporarily rearrange bird life
February 12, 2013 - 11:44am
January 29, 2013
The idyllic winter scene at the Audubon Center of the Red River Valley near Warren, Minn. where a rare owl appeared last week. Keith Corliss
A swing and a miss in northwestern Minnesota
January 29, 2013 - 12:06pm
January 16, 2013
A screen capture from the website showing a recent blog entry describing the extremely rare appearance of a red-flanked bluetail in British Columbia over the weekend.
Birds on the Internet: Sifting the best websites for bird information
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 2, 2013
This winter might very well be remembered for the irruption of two northern species, red crossbills and pine grosbeaks (pictured). Keith Corliss
Birding year in review: A look back at the notable sightings of 2012
January 2, 2013 - 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