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June 8, 2019
The Canada warbler has  its yellow underparts crossed by a necklace of black streaks.
BIRDWISE: Finally, the dam burst
June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
May 25, 2019
When trying to identify birds, remember to look at the size and shape of the bill. See the huge, conical bill on the male rose-breasted grosbeak, shown here, for example. (Adobe stock images)
BIRDWISE: Learn your common birds now -- here's how and why
May 25, 2019 - 2:00pm
May 5, 2019
In white-throated sparrows, both males and females can have either the bright or the dull plumage. (Adobe stock photo)
BIRDWISE: Spotlight on Species: White-throated sparrow
May 5, 2019 - 10:00am
April 20, 2019
The northern flicker is Minnesota's second-largest woodpecker, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In flight, flickers show flashes of yellow under their wings and tails, which is why they're sometimes called yellow-shafted flickers. (Marshall Howe/For the Enterprise)
BIRDWISE: They're back -- and right on schedule
April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
January 5, 2019
Common redpolls are back this winter, but so far not in last year's numbers.
BIRDWISE: Christmas Bird Counts provide valuable information
January 5, 2019 - 4:23pm
December 30, 2018
A quality pair of binoculars and a field guide are essential tools for both a beginning or experienced bird watcher. (Marshall Howe/For the Enterprise)
BIRDWISE: Binoculars and book are birding essentials
December 30, 2018 - 10:44am
December 8, 2018
BIRDWISE: Birds may be scarce, but birding is 'in'
December 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
October 27, 2018
The pine grosbeak moves south from Canada when mountain ash berries are hard to find. Look for them in crab apple trees.(Adobe Stock Photos)
BIRDWISE: What will winter bring?
October 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 29, 2018
Red-tailed hawks dominate fall migration during October and peak toward the end of the month.
BIRDWISE: Hawks will take center stage
September 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
September 22, 2018
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, cedar waxwings are often heard before they’re seen, so learn their high-pitched call notes. (Marshall Howe/For the Enterprise)
BIRDWISE: Reflections on the avian summer past
September 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
September 1, 2018
During the day, nighthawks lie motionless on a horizontal limb or on the ground where their highly cryptic plumage renders them almost invisible.
BIRDWISE: Spotlight on species – Common Nighthawk
September 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 18, 2018
Black-capped chickadees provide a safety net for migrating songbirds.
BIRDWISE: Meet the flockers
August 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
August 12, 2018
The northern cardinal builds a cup nest in a dense shrub or low tree. (Stock photo)
BIRDWISE: Nest location is important
August 12, 2018 - 10:01am
July 21, 2018
Our local hummingbird, the ruby-throat, is the only species of hummingbird east of the Rockies.
BIRDWISE: Hummingbirds: Feeders and fun facts
July 21, 2018 - 6:00am
July 14, 2018
Bird song identifies the singer at both the species and the individual level. (Special to Enterprise)
BIRDWISE: The sound of silence
July 14, 2018 - 1:30pm
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