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Wingshooters who take advantage of Washington bird-hunting seasons can pursue quarry somewhere in the scablands to forested mountain peaks from Sept. 1 through Jan. 18. That’s five months of sweaty bliss.
Birds have nostrils, or nares, on their beaks that can help them smell all kinds of things. That is what I found out from my friend Dave Oleyar, a scientist with HawkWatch who recently taught a course on ornithology at Washington State University.
Birds make all kinds of sounds and for lots of different reasons. When I got your question, I called up my friend Jessica Tir, a graduate student at Washington State University who studies songbirds.
Allie's Vegan Pizzeria and Cafe has been hosting a Sunday market offering savory and sweet options for the past several weeks as a way to give back during the pandemic. The idea started with a fundraiser for a local community center earlier this summer.
Gary Miller took this photo of a female black-headed grosbeak on Tuesday near Four Lakes. “Staying home and staying healthy isn’t so bad when there’s a variety of birds visiting,” he said.
Rex Stahly took this photo of a western wood pewee last Thursday, about 5 miles south of Spokane.
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.
Paper birds sew up fast to hold a little treat or note to someone close by. Deliver a flock to someone in your house or a neighbor while out for a walk.
The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center is asking for a little help for its feathered friends. The building that houses the facility’s birds of prey is in need of an upgrade and a Rolling for Raptors event Saturday at Roller Valley will raise money for the improvements.
2020 is Harley Quinn’s year. And in the wake of her breakup with the Joker, she’s back and better than ever with a brand-new girl gang in the brilliant, breakneck “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”
Spokane Audubon’s next meeting program on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., is on Dishman Hills Conservancy’s recent property additions in southeast Spokane County.
It's an absolute treat to be in SoCal and enjoy the bounty of the season.
“House finches can really add a lot of color to gray days of winter,” Buck Domitrovich writes. He took this photo in Cheney last Thursday. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.
One of the youngest members of the Spokane Audubon chapter – 18-year-old Curtis Mahon, an Eastern Washington University student working on a wildlife biology degree – will talk Nov. 13 about the birds, bears and other wildlife he saw and photographed during this past summer when he worked in Denali National Park in Alaska.
The Spokane Audubon Society is hosting a birding field trip on Oct. 26.
The bad news was delivered Thursday with the publication of an expansive and detailed National Audubon Society report examining how a warming climate will impact bird species throughout North America.
Holiday early birds, you know them. They already have most or all their Christmas gifts stashed. But with less than 100 days until Dec. 25, you might consider some steps now – especially around handmade creations or to update decorations. Here are some tips from a few early birders.
A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.
This summer, my husband, Bill, and I have been treated to some delightful interactions with the birds in our garden. We’ve enticed hummingbirds to sit on our fingers while they sipped from tiny feeders and watched baby quail blissfully napping in the shade of the daylily patch.
Birds are a critical part of the natural food chain, and this loss of birds represents a loss of ecological integrity that, along with climate change, suggests that nature as we know it is beginning to die.