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Worthington ready for governor’s pheasant opener

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — With 99 percent of the corn crop still in the field, participants in the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Saturday will have more than enough challenge to find the ever-elusive ringnecks.

Rest assured, though — ther…continue reading on dglobe.com

Early birds get to shop

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hundreds of gulls congregated in the Prairie Hills Mall parking lot on Thursday morning in Dickinson. Two separate flocks of birds, one in the east parking lot and and another in the west parking lot, gathered around 6 a.m….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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.
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Minnesotan’s research could help save Galapagos finches

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — A hummingbird in a person’s hand was the ripple that started the wave that overcame a Duluth schoolgirl named Sarah Knutie and set her on the path to becoming a biologist.

“As cheesy as it sounds, it was the first time I went to Haw…continue reading on dglobe.com

Missouri River Institute symposium: As cottonwoods fall, birds fly away

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION — The next 100 years for birds along the Missouri River will likely be much different from what birdwatchers along the river have traditionally seen, thanks to the change in the cottonwood forests along the river.

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Missouri River Institute symposium: As cottonwoods fall, birds fly away

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION — The next 100 years for birds along the Missouri River will likely be much different from what birdwatchers along the river have traditionally seen, thanks to the change in the cottonwood forests along the river.

Those are the researc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U of M-Crookston partaking in a national bird survey

August 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CROOKSTON, Minn. The bird wasn’t happy about its predicament. And judging by its angry squawks and clacking beak, the great-crested flycatcher was even less impressed with Laura Bell’s efforts to free its wings and feet from the mesh that rose from the forest floor like a large volleyball net. Continue Reading

ND working to import sage grouse from Montana

July 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Wildlife officials hope to move as many as 60 greater sage grouse from Montana to North Dakota over the next two years to boost a waning population. Continue Reading

Nest-apalooza: 30,000 pelicans return to ND refuge

July 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK About 30,000 American white pelicans have returned to south central North Dakota, nesting at a guano-rich island known as North America’s largest refuge, federal Fish and Wildlife Service said. Continue Reading

More peregrine falcons released in western SD

June 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Four young peregrine falcons have been released in Rapid City as part of an effort to re-establish a population of the birds in western South Dakota’s Black Hills.
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