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BIRDWATCHING

April really is a beautiful time of year. With the large flocks of ducks and geese working across the landscape, I’ve had ample opportunity for photos. Waterfowl are my favorite, after all, so you could say I ‘dabble’ with ducks.
Our late spring is a challenge for migrating birds and frustrating for us, but it's not without its drama.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers the Merlin Bird ID app for free.
Though the weather this month has been full of fluctuation, it has been fun to watch the progression of spring on the prairie.

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Seth Owens is a lifelong North Dakotan whose love of birds began at a very young age. He picked up photography in the spring of 2021 and now has merged those two interests.
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Birders now come from all walks of life, and each has a reason for pursuing birds. And the hobby is fast becoming a popular pastime for many Americans.
Annual Mitchell Christmas Bird Count tallies number of bird species, populations
Since coming to the University of North Dakota in 2019, the birdwatcher and aspiring wildlife photographer has taken his passion to a new level, exploring Grand Forks and the surrounding area with keen ears, keen eyes and a Nikon camera with a very large lens, to observe and photograph birds.
From Dec. 14 through Jan. 5, birdwatching enthusiasts in communities across North America and beyond gather to count and identify as many bird species as they can find on a given day within a designated 15-mile radius known as a count circle. This year marks the 121st anniversary of the Christmas Bird Count.
Throughout the COVID pandemic, many people who find themselves home during the day have turned to bird feeding as a hobby. Here are some tips to keep birds visiting your feeders in the winter.

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For years, as California's Central Valley grew into the nation's leading agricultural corridor, the region gradually lost almost all of the wetlands that birds, from the tiny sandpiper to the great blue heron, depend on during their migrations along the West Coast.
Ahem, dear reader: The subject this week is bird breasts.To be sure, the breast is not the first part to examine when trying to identify a bird. The general impression of the bird is the first thing to notice: its size, shape, length, the size of...
The killdeer is a familiar bird, perhaps as well known as the robin. Like the robin, it is a reliable sign of spring. The killdeer signals spring in places other than the robin, however. Robins hop around on our lawns, while killdeer run around b...

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