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Lindell Haggin, a 50-year member of the Spokane Audubon chapter and long-time board treasurer, was honored among 25 state chapters with Audubon Washington’s 2020 Helen Engle Volunteer of the Year Award the Spokane Audubon Society announced on Tuesday.
It has all the drama and intrigue of your favorite Netflix show. It’s an activity that can be done from home, and yet one that doesn’t involve watching TV, drinking or cleaning.
While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Searching for this quieter experience, I traveled to Pend Oreille to watch the eagles congregate on a recent late-November day.
On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand.
Becky Kramer discovered a fun way to enliven her 90-minute drive from Idaho to downtown Spokane-- birding. She's even had a "five-hawk" day. Have any other commuters out there found a way to make long drives more enjoyable?
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day of the commute, I found myself watching two pairs of hawks soaring over the freeway. The next day, I started keeping count of hawks and other birds I saw on the drive.
On gray mornings in winter, the haunting two-note trill of one of the Northwest’s most secretive birds pierces the chilly air.
Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have fun at it.
A doctor trained to assure the health of human populations has been volunteering for three years to help oversee the well-being of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
People from several states packing binoculars and cameras have been flocking to clusters of Russian olive trees at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston for the past two weeks.
WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Despite a 20-year high number of kokanee spawning in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene, bald eagles still occasionally battle for their share. Photographer Carlene Hardt ventured out in the cold weather on New Years eve and captured images...
WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The 26th annual Eagle Watch Week sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Fish and Game is set for Dec. 27-31 based out of the Mineral Ridge boat launch and the Mineral Ridge trailhead parking areas along the northeastern...
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species spotted.
WILDLIFE WATCHING -- People planning landscaping changes this spring should take a tip from the birds and consider planting a a version of mountain ash. The clustered fruits produced by regular or dwarf varieties are a hit with birds from fall through winter, as the...
Despite difficult viewing conditions, a near-record count of bald eagles was tallied Wednesday in the weekly winter survey at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles will be gathering again in November and December to feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene. And eagle watchers and photographers will be gathering to view the spectacle. The largest concentration of eagles usually occurs in the Wolf Lodge...
The world’s original songsters will get a featherweight share of the spotlight at the