Stories tagged: birds
Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
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 …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
The Spokane Audubon Society is hosting a birding field trip on Oct. 26.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
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
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
Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?
Wed., May 15, 2019
A merlin carries a parakeet in its talons on Monday
Mon., May 6, 2019
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
Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019
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
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
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
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
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
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …