These common though elusive wading birds intrigue birders and lakeshore owners around the country during the heart of summer.
Thanks to social media, #MPRraccoon captivated the planet for one night, before eventually retiring to the Minnesota River bottoms countryside.
Morning flight phenomenon during migration results in hundreds of thousands of warblers and other species for a bird-watching shangri-la.
Consider monitoring prairie grouse from a public viewing blind in Minnesota or the Dakotas.
Birdwatchers across the northern United States have watched with concern, and awe, as wildlife cope with last weekend’s record-breaking snowstorm.
A seasoned birdwatcher and bird-of-prey professional offers her perspective at the bizarre scene from the Minnesota Twins 2018 home opener.
And thanks to technology, we now have access to more bird movement information than ever.
Clever new apps pique interest in the out-of-doors via smartphones for kids and adults alike.
Research program uses volunteer citizen scientists to monitor status of invasive house sparrows in North America.
Heading to warmer climes creates massive risks and large rewards for birds of all shapes and sizes, but living in north country year-round is no picnic either.
Birders clearly are witnessing an irruption of great gray and boreal owls in places like Minnesota’s Sax Zim Bog this winter.
Bird-watchers might see migrants tunneling into local snowbanks to avoid the season’s wind and cold.
Keep your feeder full, and pick up one or two of these charismatic, hungry species for your birder life-list during the coldest days of winter.
Irrupting owls attract the cameras and headlines, but this Western species has been appearing more frequently during Christmas bird counts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Reports of the birds, and some conflicts between landowners and birdwatchers and photographers, already popping up this early winter.
As bald eagles and other raptors recolonize America’s urban areas, will free-ranging chickens and feral cats more frequently appear on their menu?
Savvy birdwatchers know that many avian species, from chickadees to robins, will kick in the tunes during the shorter days of fall.
Bird feeding tips and species expectations for the upcoming migration and looming winter of 2017-18.
Less sexy than spring migration, the autumn departure of raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds offers a lengthy birding season plus gorgeous pre-winter weather.
Opportunities exist for amateur wildlife watchers to document and report how critters in their area respond to Monday’s celestial event.
Still a deal, the pass provides access to National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Bureau of Land Management sites, U.S. Forest Service units, and even some Army Corps of Engineers locations.
Bigger than a wild turkey with some even crazier mating rituals, the world’s largest flying bird remains rare but accessible in parts of the Continent.
During north-country summers, many songbirds incubate, nest, and hatch their young quickly to take advantage of the short growing season.
A recent trip to the newly accessible Caribbean island reveals cultural amenities, tiny hummingbirds, floating in the Bay of Pigs, and the world’s cutest bird.
With some simple equipment, you can cover ground safely and quickly while monitoring waterfowl and other birds in urban or rural environments.
Skip the snipe hunts and be amazed at the mysterious mating rituals of a remarkable gamebird, the timberdoodle … “Peent!”