Stories tagged: birds
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Audubon Society is hosting a birding field trip on Oct. 26.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Spokane is a city built in the trees, and over time all manner of birds and animals take up residence in our trees and bushes.
Thu., July 11, 2019, 6 a.m.
By the time midnight rolled around June 26, Michael Woodruff was out of bed and in the woods listening intently in the morning darkness.
Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?
Wed., May 15, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
A merlin carries a parakeet in its talons on Monday
Mon., May 6, 2019, 5 p.m.
The osprey pair at Sandpoint’s Memorial Field dubbed “Sandy and Pete” has returned from winter migration – and the avian stars are already putting on a show as they build …
Wed., April 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
She landed at night, the plane touching down a thousand miles west of Hawaii, on a strip of land barely distinguishable from the heaving swells of the Pacific Ocean.
Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
A mother osprey perches high above the Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park. Spike Lynch captured this shot early in December.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
While many birds may seem frail and ill-suited to survive frigid winter temperatures, the truth is they’re masters at surviving cold weather.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Bald eagles by the hundreds this week have smashed the record for their annual gathering at Lake Coeur d’Alene to feed on spawning kokanee.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, has won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of mallards that will become the face of wetlands conservation …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
A Spokane Fish Hatchery manager says the staff will review procedures after small trout released in Sprague Lake last week became the main course for a feeding frenzy of gulls.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Call of the wild prairie: A meadowlark belts out a call from an otherwise camouflaged position among blooming arrowleaf balsamroot west of Spokane. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
One spring, my 13-year-old step-daughter and I watched from the deck as three mallard drakes tried to impress a hen mallard. “It’s called a courting flight,” I told her. “The …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
White meat or dark? That might be the first question that comes to mind when you spot a white wild turkey.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Outdoors editor Rich Landers wasn’t the only one who had a good day of wildlife observation in Lincoln County last weekend. Following is a birding report that a rain-drenched, wind-whipped …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
OUTCOMING – The recent weather melt off makes spring bird migrations easier to fathom. Birds already are shifting gears in the hemisphere and some will be flying through this region …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The wind-packed or sun-crusted snow blanketing much of the region this week delivers one of the most difficult survival tests for wintering birds and a wildlife.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
On gray mornings in winter, the haunting two-note trill of one of the Northwest’s most secretive birds pierces the chilly air.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:53 a.m.
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.