Published March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM

Mike Jacobs


Mike Jacobs portrait for Always in Season column
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: An unusual bird and a mutual friend
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Harriers arrive to begin dance of spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Spring is best time to learn the sparrows
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: No day is a bad day that has an eagle in it
Read the article: Spring brings questions about GF's peregrines
Read the article: Every spring day brings new, sometimes confusing, birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Bill length offers clues to identification, evolution
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Rough-winged swallows present a challenge
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Mid-May brings delight and surprise in the bird world
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Late May brings most bird species
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Ducks adapt to dangers of urban living
Read the article: Sedge wrens adapt to changing conditions
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Swallows mount aggressive defense of their space
Read the article: Always in Season: Birds begin annual molt ahead of migration
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds begin annual molt ahead of migration
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Kingbirds conspicuous in August
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Chimney swifts enjoy urban haunts
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Fall is good time to see hummingbirds
Read the article: Fall brings a concentration of red-tails
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: The word for late September birding is anticipation
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Migrating birds come in many sizes
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Four birds of autumn in the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Start now if you plan to feed birds this winter
Read the article: Always in Season: Waxwings appear to feast on cedar berries
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Last week’s birds represented every season in N.D.
Read the article: Ordinary Canada geese make a holiday special
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Chickadee is a familiar, but secretive bird
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: ‘Tis the season for counting birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Some birds are associated with Christmas
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Owl this year’s representative Christmas bird
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Goldfinches now stay here during winter
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Christmas bird counts show some surprises
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Snowy owls make their appearance in the area
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds of open country face winter survival challenge
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Juncos, goldfinches, woodpeckers among faithful feeder birds
Read the article: Crows predict spring, prompt speculation
Read the article: Pilieated woodpecker: Remarkable bird from a remarkable family
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Despite the cold, migration can’t be stopped
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Migration proceeds in fits and starts
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Behold, the bird sounds of spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Song sparrows stand out in every way
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Sparrows brighten a wet and windy week
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Yellowthroats enliven the region’s wet meadows
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Humans alter habitat, which affects birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: The first birds in the field guide
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Some dates, some lines divide the natural world
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cliff swallows may be our most abundant birds
Read the article: Hawks gain abundance as summer wanes
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Was Saturday hummingbird a fledgling or a migrant?
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Why do most birds form flocks?
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Even common species can stump birders
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Frogs, toads are abundant this summer
Read the article: Flicker is a bird of mystery
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Little good news for Sprague’s pipit, a prairie icon
Read the article: Giant Canada geese are a government success story
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Geese are a government success story
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Gulls use fall weather for hunting excursion
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: That must be winter — dead ahead
Read the article: Always in Season: Juncos: Easy to find, easy to identify, easy to like
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: November is the month for eagles
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: November delivers another surprise in bird world
Read the article: Rough-legged hawks are abundant in the Red River Valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Bird world offers early winter treat -- redpolls
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Rare gull recalls local sighting
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Why count birds on a cold day?
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: A close call for the snowy owl on local bird count
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Nuthatch makes perfect quarry for winter birding
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Collared doves spread throughout our region
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Butcher birds haunt countryside in winter
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Wishing for more owl sightings in the valley
Read the article: It's the light, not the heat that offers hints of approaching spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Could snow geese be as smart as crows?
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Thrushes wait out bad weather in valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds don’t make noise to please us humans
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds called blue can cause confusion
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASOH: Natural world makes a turn as July begins
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cowbird heads the list of unpopular species
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: It wouldn’t be summer without swallows
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Subtle beauty makes the sparrows hard to know
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Target species enrich birding experience
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds of a feather don’t always flock together
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Gulls present challenges for birders
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Equinox brings big numbers of flickers to the area
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Juncos, cranes are different, yet still similar
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Juncos fascinate scientists as well as birders
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Watching hockey, watching birds have something in common
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Iconic birds of November more visible
Read the article: Iconic birds of November more visible
Read the article: Snow buntings greeted Arctic explorer
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Mysterious snowy owls show up again in the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Local eagle meets sad end, but larger story more positive
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Close encounters of the bird kind
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Another wandering bird shows up in area
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Some bird species are newcomers in the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Longspurs can be abundant — but also elusive
Read the article: MIKE JACOBS / ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds provide early signs of spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds provide early signs of spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Owl mating season arrives in late February
Read the article: MIKE JACOBS/ALWAYS IN SEASON: Meadowlarks are among the grassland birds in trouble
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Eagles, geese provide strong examples of bird success
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Behavior of birds varies in spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Let’s act now to be optimistic in the future
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Many birds announce spring season
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Sparrow season runs all year, peaks in spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Robins are common but mysterious at same time
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Spring brings a profusion of birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: The fits and starts of bird migration
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cliff swallows forecast summer’s arrival
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: In the bird world, each spring brings surprises
Read the article: MIKE JACOBS/ALWAYS IN SEASON: Short walk brings a big surprise
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: June brings lots of activity in bird world
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cuckoos herald the weeding season in the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Uncertainty, confusion, disagreement about dickcissels
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Already autumn in the bird world
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Swallows fill up the mid-summer sky
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Flycatchers deserve pride of place as summer birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Red-tailed hawks predominate in the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Wren an odd choice for ‘king of all birds’
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Sapsuckers have big impact on ecosystems
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Nature picks up the pace as autumn unfolds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Bird behavior reflects change of seasons
Read the article: MIKE JACOBS/ALWAYS IN SEASON: Bird movement remains a mystery
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Movement of birds remains a mystery
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Even a common bird can present a mystery
Read the article: MIKE JACOBS/ALWAYS IN SEASON: Early guess proves wrong in bird identification
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: What if you gave a bird walk and nobody came?
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Red-tailed hawks come in many variations
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Birds have an uncanny knack for turning up as anticipated
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Comfort birds or ill omens? Robins play both roles
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Pheasants and philosophy mix in hunting season
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Unpredictable redpolls show up early
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Early winter brings unusual bird sightings
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: What does the eagle see?
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Collared doves conquer the continent
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Red River Valley hosts a variety of owl species
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: The blue jay: Insouciance embodied
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Local bird counters find record number of species
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: This winter has brought exceptional variety of birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Three chicken-like species make a birding hat trick
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Gap closes between the running and the flying kind of cardinals
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Snow buntings own the winter roadsides in N.D.
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Owls make news across the region, create birding thrills
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Curious in several ways, starlings make us curious, too
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Larks begin their return to the Red River Valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: An intimate glimpse reveals the waxwing’s real ID
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: March brings bluebird weather — and bluebirds — to the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Gull provides diversion during global wait for pope
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Crows entertain, challenge and remind us of bygone days
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Sharp-tailed grouse react to weather, habitat loss
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: If these are American kestrels, it must be spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Spring comes, and with it come the birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Ibis sightings liven up spring
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Often overlooked, the clay-colored sparrow attracts attention
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Rainstorm brings waves of color to area backyards
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Black and red and plump all over? Scarlet tanager
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: For ‘starter bird,’ check out the yellow warbler
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: How to tell a finch from a warbler
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: After long winter, an abundance of birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Distinctive call betrays the catbird’s presence
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Cowbirds head the avian enemies list in North America
Read the article: IN THE SEASON: Lucky swallows leave their nests
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Sapsuckers farm for themselves and others
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: The bird world delivers another surprise sighting
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: On two continents, Swainson’s hawk is a grasslands icon
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Pelicans settle into Kellys Slough NWR
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Bird lovers owe debt of gratitude to Canada geese
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: ‘Gregarious’ robins display a seasonal personality split
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Juncos bring news of changing seasons
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Don’t try identifying blackbirds in the fall
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: November serves up another rare gull species in GF County
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Wandering woodpecker leads a parade of visiting birds
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: It’s hard to say which species truly qualifies as a ‘snowbird’
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Turkey becomes an American symbol
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: A non-avian species invades bird feeders during the storm
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Ben Franklin didn’t favor the wild turkey after all
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Unforgettable birds keep coming back
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Some birds make permanent homes in the valley
Read the article: ALWAYS IN SEASON: Four members of the crow family occur in the valley