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BIRDS

Wildlife feasts on berries after icy temperatures reduce their bitterness.
Native shrubs, flowers and trees will attract hummingbirds, orioles, blue jays and more.
80 parakeets are roaming all across the Fargo-Moorhead area, according to volunteers at the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education.
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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Massman family races locally and regionally.
There are two kinds of people – that’s beyond simplistic, but for the sake of the column, play along with me here, OK? Those for whom seven months of winter is not nearly enough, and those who believe that is actually seven months too many.
Local birder's observations of a declining bird population dovetails with national report
ST. PAUL — North America has lost more than a quarter of its bird population, or nearly three billion birds, over the past half-century.
To the editor: I was looking out my patio door watching all the winter birds coming to our suet and sunflower seed feeders. I thought about the severe cold temperatures we all experienced lately (we registered 35 below one morning), and how we he...
Deer and other wildlife continue to weather the winter of 2018-19 fairly well in North Dakota and Minnesota, but that could change if cold and snowy conditions persist through March and into April, wildlife managers say.

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As a bird watcher for Cornell University's Project FeederWatch for the past four years, Viola Riggle of Alexandria has seen her share of birds. But this spring she is seeing something a little different: the common redpoll, a small songbird in th...
Our bird feeders are full of winter visitors, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches and sparrows, and fortunately for them, I have a kind spouse who keeps the feeders full.
When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you'll be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also serve the greater good.

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