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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
June 5, 2014
Press Photo by Mike Hricik 
Macie Tiedemann, right, of Marmarth points out a bird to her grandmother, Laurie Smith of Bowman, at the 60th annual Bird Walk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit on Sunday.
Hricik: Birders impress with keen eyes, ears during annual Bird Watch
June 5, 2014 - 12:18am
August 15, 2013
FNS Photo by Brad Dokken 
A song sparrow is fitted with a tiny band Aug. 1 at the Red River Valley Natural History Area in Crookston, where University of Minnesota-Crookston researchers are participating in an ongoing national songbird study.
U of M-Crookston partaking in a national bird survey
August 15, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Purple Martin Association of the Dakota's Courtesy Photo 
Purple martins typically migrate all the way to Brazil to spend the winter.
Interest rises in purple martins
March 27, 2013 - 11:27pm
August 31, 2012
ND hunters encouraged to donate geese to charity
August 31, 2012 - 9:13pm
July 26, 2012
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Courtesy Photo
There's still something special about seeing the largest Canada goose on the prairie fly overhead.
Geese season upping the ante
July 26, 2012 - 12:45am