BIRDS

Consistency is Key to Maintain a Backyard Full of Wild Birds Through Winter

A source of water and access to high-fat foods such as sunflower seeds and suet cake are vital to wintering birds

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some homeowners in the region may be looking to lure birds to brighten up their backyards during the dull winter months. But there may be a few things to consider before buying your first bird feeder. Many homeowners choose to set out food to attract backyard birds during the winter. Wild birds can add a bit of…

Davies Students Get Up Close and Personal at Forest River Nature Park

Students recorded wildlife behavior and plant data which will be shared with Audubon Dakota

FARGO, ND — Environmental Science students are taking class outside to help our parks. More than 30 Davies students spent the morning restoring habitats at Forest River Nature Park in Fargo. They planted seeds, checked the river’s water quality and got a guided tour of the park’s birds. Students recorded wildlife behavior and plant data which will be shared with…

Pheasant Numbers Drop to Near Record Levels

A similar survey in South Dakota shows a 45 percent drop

  NORTH DAKOTA — Pheasant numbers in the Dakotas are down to some of the lowest levels on record. Biologists say the drop is blamed largely on the worst drought to hit the states in decades. North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August shows the number of birds is down 61 percent from last year. A…