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Always in Season
August 21, 2016
Franklin's stands out among the gulls
Franklin's gull deserves to be more widely recognized and more deeply loved. It is an iconic bird of the Northern Plains, occurring only in this...
August 21, 2016 - 6:45am
August 14, 2016
IN SEASON: Hawk season at peak across region
This is the season of the hawks. Local populations are at their peak now, with the addition of young of the year. Daily totals and variety of...
August 14, 2016 - 9:30am
August 7, 2016
Song sparrows live in vertical space
The song sparrow lives in a vertical world. We humans do too, of course. We have staircases, elevators, airplanes and space ships to carry us...
August 7, 2016 - 5:30am
July 31, 2016
INSEASON: Goldfinches, though common, remain mysterious
The American goldfinch is on a lot of lists of favorite birds. There are good reasons for this. The goldfinch is common, conspicuous and easy...
July 31, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 23, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cuckoos more likely to be heard than seen
The cuckoo announces summer, then disappears. The cuckoo is a summer bird. A song dating from the 13th century says, "Sumer is icumenin. Lhude...
July 23, 2016 - 3:35pm
July 16, 2016
Chippers provide a starting place to identify sparrows
The chipping sparrow is a bird you may have seen. It is a small bird, to be sure, but it lives in close proximity to us humans. Nor is it particularly...
July 16, 2016 - 9:36pm
July 11, 2016
MIKE JACOBS: Noisy crows likely make sense
Crows have been patrolling my property and occupying my thoughts this week. The property is their territory. My mind is in awe of them. The crows...
July 11, 2016 - 12:22am
July 2, 2016
IN SEASON: Birds start over after a storm
The phoebes fledged. Three young ones left the nest last week. The catbirds and the barn swallows and the house wrens weren't so lucky. All of...
July 2, 2016 - 10:43pm
June 18, 2016
IN SEASON: Delight in peregrines goes back in history
On Monday, about 70 people gathered to see and celebrate another generation of peregrine falcons. Local birdman Tim Driscoll banded four peregrine...
June 18, 2016 - 8:18pm
June 12, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Burrowing owl shows up unexpectedly in northeast North Dakota
You shouldn’t expect to see a burrowing owl in the Red River Valley, but the unexpected sometimes happens. Last week, a burrowing owl showed...
June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
May 27, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Catbirds hang out in area gardens
Let's face it. The gray catbird is a well-named species. No other bird species that occurs here is so uniformly gray across its body. There are...
May 27, 2016 - 4:06pm
May 22, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Plain birds do attract attention
It was a wonderful week in the bird world, with late migrants passing through and nesting species arriving to begin the work of summer. The great...
May 22, 2016 - 7:30am
May 15, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: White egrets no longer surprise this far north
North Dakota generally is not considered good country for white egrets. Nevertheless, on a drive across the state last week, I saw two species...
May 15, 2016 - 3:03am
May 8, 2016
Stripes help identify sparrow species
This is Zonotricia season. Don't shrink in fear. Zonotricia is a group of closely related sparrows—a genus, in science-speak. The Latin...
May 8, 2016 - 8:00am
May 1, 2016
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Killdeer stir wonder as they run
The killdeer is a familiar bird that still maintains an aura of mystery. It is much admired for its "broken wing" antics, which it uses to draw...
May 1, 2016 - 8:45am