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August 29, 2017
Up with the birds: Washington County birders treated to a year of rarities
August 29, 2017 - 11:13am
April 21, 2017
The robins are already nest-building and the warblers will not be far behind. Submitted photo
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
April 21, 2017 - 10:54am
July 2, 2010
St. Peter photographer Jon Smithers found this bald eagle, which he named Freedom, living near St. Peter. One day seven years ago he noticed the bird was banded. He spent the next seven years trying to find out the numbers on the band so that the bird could be identified. Just a few weeks ago, he was able to get the definitive photo of the band. The bird was released through Carpenter Nature Center's banding program.

Photo special to the Star Gazette by Jon Smithers
Photographer finds bald eagle released through Carpenter Nature Center's banding program
July 2, 2010 - 8:00am
June 23, 2010
Field reports: Peregrine Watch begins
June 23, 2010 - 9:16am
November 4, 2009
National Eagle Center celebrates winter migration
November 4, 2009 - 7:29am
July 21, 2009
This young osprey survived a fire that destroyed its nest and killed a sibling. The bird is being nursed back to health at an animal hospital near Garrison, Minn. Submitted photo.
Osprey survives lightning strike
July 21, 2009 - 7:31am
Open water, shad attract many eagles to Red Wing
January 21, 2008 - 12:00am