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BIRDWATCHING

As the migration begins to settle down, the resident birds will begin to breed. June is often full of nest building, egg hatching and chick fledgling
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.

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Though the weather this month has been full of fluctuation, it has been fun to watch the progression of spring on the prairie.
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.
Here are the two big questions about these little birds: How do they survive the cold? And where do they go in the summer?
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.

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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.
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.
There is light at the end of the tunnel -- at last -- and it's time to start thinking about getting outside for some springtime fun. Options are numerous; maybe it's as simple as a hike in the park. Or something more adventurous, such as a trip t...

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