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A lone black-necked stilt, right, is seen near an American avocet in this photo taken near Fargo in spring 2013. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Keith Corliss

Lanky shorebirds a delight to find anywhere

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It was well over 20 years ago. I was driving east on Cass County Road 20 north of West Fargo on my way to Hector International Airport. At one point the road crosses a small bridge over what I know as the Harwood Slough.


As a person constantly on the lookout for critters and birds, I couldn’t help but pass a glance into the cattails. What I thought I saw in that brief moment surprised me, so much in fact that it necessitated a

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