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April 16, 2017
Always in Season: The killdeer is a familiar trickster
April 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
April 2, 2017
Always in Season: Meadowlarks signal spring
April 2, 2017 - 7:45pm
March 22, 2017
Dave Lambeth of Grand Forks took this photo Monday of Marv the peregrine perched atop the UND water tower. Lambeth also got a photo clearly showing the peregrine’s leg bands, which in turn confirmed the falcon as Marv. (Photo/ Dave Lambeth)
Peregrine falcon 'Marv' returns to eastern ND, looking for a mate
March 22, 2017 - 4:09pm
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm
February 12, 2017
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
Always in Season: Could there be ravens?
February 12, 2017 - 9:00am
October 4, 2016
A saw-whet owl, left, and an eastern screech owl wait to be released after various measurements are taken in Turtle River State Park, ND Tuesday night, September 27, 2016. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)play button
Nighttime banding effort underway at Turtle River State Park aims to shed light on migrating saw-whet owls
October 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
July 12, 2016
Submitted Photo. An American Kestrel found on the ground with an injured wing after recent storms in the area.
Protected Raptor injured in recent storm near Dickinson
July 12, 2016 - 7:54pm
June 23, 2016
The western meadowlark, North Dakota's state bird, was recently added to the state’s revised list of Species of Conservation Priority.  (North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo)
Leier: Loss of grass leads to loss of western meadowlarks in North Dakota
June 23, 2016 - 12:08pm
June 14, 2016
West Nile virus detected in bird in Grand Forks
June 14, 2016 - 4:49pm
October 15, 2015
The icon of the fall season, the pheasant, will debut its season opener Saturday, drawing more hunters out to the field than any other season, including deer season, which takes second place, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Photo Courtesy of N.D. Game and Fish Department.
Study finds oil and gas development displacing birds in Bakken
October 15, 2015 - 12:46pm
July 28, 2015
Birds displaced by wind turbines, study shows
July 28, 2015 - 11:11pm
April 30, 2015
A Cooper's hawk (Getty Images)
Fist wild bird with avian flu confirmed in Minnesota
April 30, 2015 - 12:17pm
April 14, 2015
Minnesota officials confirmed eight more cases of avian flu, a disease that will likely remain a concern for the next three to five years. (Getty Images)
Eight more cases of bird flu confirmed; threat could last years
April 14, 2015 - 6:55pm
October 9, 2014
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Photo 
Banding data is useful in measuring hunting pressure, reproductive success and tracking migration patterns.
Leier: Asking questions to seek answers
October 9, 2014 - 1:08am
August 28, 2014
Press Photo by Dustin Monke 
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.
Early birds get to shop
August 28, 2014 - 9:14pm