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BIRDS

The bird was spotted in Carlton County, more than 1,000 miles out of range.
The long-billed curlew is historically important to North Dakota, Game and Fish Department conservation biologist Sandra Johnson said, noting that the bird was mentioned in Theodore Roosevelt’s personal journals.
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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Project would add amphitheater, seating, picnic shelter and toilets to the birdwatching hotspot.
In today's "Growing Together" column, Don Kinzler says when birds are attracted to our landscapes, everyone wins.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also hears from readers on a smart tip to scare birds away from a tree and weighs in on pruning shrubs now after a hot summer.
80 parakeets are roaming all across the Fargo-Moorhead area, according to volunteers at the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education.
A common merganser on Lake Bemidji has taken on at least one other brood of ducklings.
Julie Dickie is a state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator in northern Minnesota. Every year, at this time, we get many calls for birds that have struck windows. The birds are tired, and like people when we get tired, they don’t always make the best quick decisions.

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OSAKIS, Minn. -- “Get out,” Mike Massman hollered from within his family’s pigeon loft. “Out!”
In today's "Neighbors" column, a reader shares an original poem about his yearly ritual of listening for the first larks.
There are certain June mornings here on the prairie that remind us why we chose to live here. We awoke this morning with a faint breeze from the northwest and the promise of rain and so sat on the front steps of the ranch house, enjoying a hot mug of coffee and taking in a free avian chorus. Framed by ponds on three sides, the yard forms a natural palette, if not an amphitheater, for the vocals on this open prairie. Let the music begin!

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