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May 5, 2017
Two juvenile saw-whet owls peek through the opening Thursday in a wood duck box set up in the backyard of Grand Forks birding authority Dave Lambeth. The saw-whet nest is the first for the species to be documented in Grand Forks County and only the second in eastern North Dakota. Dave Lambeth / Special to Forum News Service
Secretive saw-whet owls nesting in backyard a rare sight for eastern ND
May 5, 2017 - 3:26pm
May 4, 2017
Hooded merganser. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, via Wikimedia)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Time to appreciate the hooded merganser
May 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 28, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Robins are always a delight of spring
April 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
Endangered piping plovers, like this one on Long Island in Chequamegon Bay, may return to Twin Ports beaches in coming days. People and their dogs are asked to stay away if signs are posted that plovers are present. File photo
Park Point plover plight perplexing for Great Lakes region
April 28, 2017 - 8:00am
April 20, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
April 20, 2017 - 10:00pm
April 16, 2017
Always in Season: The killdeer is a familiar trickster
April 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
April 14, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
April 14, 2017 - 12:42pm
April 2, 2017
Always in Season: Meadowlarks signal spring
April 2, 2017 - 7:45pm
March 31, 2017
The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird, of the family Rallidae, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake. ("Mike" Michael L. Baird, Wikicommons)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The shy and secretive sora rail
March 31, 2017 - 12:14pm
March 26, 2017
Golden Crown Kinglet drawing.
Kinglets can brighten a March day
March 26, 2017 - 11:48am
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm
March 17, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
March 17, 2017 - 9:35am
March 12, 2017
Always in Season: Early spring brings bald eagles
March 12, 2017 - 3:09pm
March 10, 2017
A pileated woodpecker perches on the side of a tree along Lake Boulevard Northeast in Bemidji in late December. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
March 10, 2017 - 10:27am
March 5, 2017
Always in Season: Signs of spring appear in the valley
March 5, 2017 - 6:44pm