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February 6, 2019
Normally found in the Eastern Hemisphere, this brambling has been present at a rural Becker County property for several weeks. Photo by Torre Hovick.
Rare bird shows a flair for wandering
February 6, 2019 - 5:39am
January 29, 2019
A shot of the brambling at the Shroyer family home earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Perala)
Rare bird repeatedly spotted near Richwood, Minn.
January 29, 2019 - 6:47pm
November 7, 2018
 A rare encounter with a shrew recently south of Fargo. It is likely a Hayden's shrew or a masked shrew. By Keith Corliss.
Flight Lines: The shrew, small but feisty
November 7, 2018 - 6:56am
October 3, 2018
This recent photo taken in south Fargo depicts a migrating kettle of 41 broad-winged hawks. Included in the mix are three turkey vultures. By Dan Mason
Hawk migration underway, delighting watchers
October 3, 2018 - 6:06am
September 5, 2018
A newer, updated version of the Cass-Clay bird checklist should be out in a few weeks.Special to the Pioneerplay button
New area bird checklist in the works
September 5, 2018 - 7:16am
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
February 7, 2018
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Flight Lines: Indoor pursuits for the anxious birder
February 7, 2018 - 7:59am
January 21, 2018
Least terns, shown above, are an endangered species that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying to boost through a project to create more sandbar habitat on the Missouri River near Washburn.  Bismarck Tribune file photo
Corps considering $2 million sandbar project on Missouri River for plovers, terns
January 21, 2018 - 7:04am
December 15, 2017
Bird count set for Wednesday in Icelandic State Park
December 15, 2017 - 10:30pm
December 6, 2017
The American robin nest used in the process of fledging three young birds early in the summer is now exposed to deteriorating conditions.
By Keith Corliss
Flight Lines: When it comes to nesting, the sky's the limit
December 6, 2017 - 7:39am
October 20, 2017
Weather Talk: Not all birds go south for the winter
October 20, 2017 - 4:11am
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 button
Flight Lines Audio: Flycatcher group presents challenge with
August 31, 2017 - 12:39pm
July 23, 2017
Always in Season: Goldfinch season arrives in the valley
July 23, 2017 - 1:35pm