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Hricik: Birders impress with keen eyes, ears during annual Bird Watch

June 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

MEDORA — A little more than a month into my move to North Dakota to work for The Dickinson Press, I had still never been deep inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit.
It’s the behemoth of conservation more than 35 miles to the wes…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bird count returns to Mitchell

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

LOOMIS — On a snowy gravel road on the outskirts of Loomis, Jeff and Rick Hansen stopped in their tracks, then listened.

With a short, high-pitched call, a hairy woodpecker gave up its location high in a nearby tree.

Binoculars in hand, both…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bird count returns to Mitchell

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

LOOMIS — On a snowy gravel road on the outskirts of Loomis, Jeff and Rick Hansen stopped in their tracks, then listened.

With a short, high-pitched call, a hairy woodpecker gave up its location high in a nearby tree.

Binoculars in hand, both…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mitchell to host its first Audubon Christmas bird count since 1967

December 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

The 114th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which takes place between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, will have counting circles in both Lake Andes and Mitchell this year.

The Lake Andes count will be Friday, Dec. 20, and the Mitchell Christmas Bird Count …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Wind Cave bird count planned for Dec. 15

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Wind Cave National Park will hold its 18th annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15.

People wishing to participate should meet at the visitor center at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to dress warmly and bring a lunch,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Wind Cave bird count planned for Dec. 15

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Wind Cave National Park will hold its 18th annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15.

People wishing to participate should meet at the visitor center at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to dress warmly and bring a lunch,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Birding festival draws people

June 11, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Organizers of the 11th annual Potholes and Prairie Birding Festival have the most early registrants for the event this year since the event’s founding. Continue Reading

Annual TRNP bird walk and breakfast to be held Sunday

May 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association invites birders of all ages and experience levels to participate in the 59th annual Bird Walk on Sunday. Continue Reading

SD Birding Festival set for early May at Lake Andes

March 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LAKE ANDES (AP) Herons, eagles, owls and hawks will be a few of the birds that enthusiasts might be able to catch a glimpse of during the South Dakota Birding Festival in early May.
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Bird is the word for some this Christmas

December 20, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Christmas Bird Count is a program of the National Audubon Society. According to its website, the nationwide count was initiated in 1900 as an alternative to the popular practice of Christmas Side Hunts, during which hunters would form teams and spend the day hunting. At dusk, the team that had slain the most animals would win. Conservationist Frank Chapman proposed the bird census as an alternative, and the practice has been popular ever since. Continue Reading