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Mon., Feb. 21, 2011, 3:14 p.m.

Tundra swans showing at Calispell Creek, CdA Lake

Tundra swans stop to feed on a marsh along state Highway 211 in southern Pend Oreille County on Wednesday on their annual migration northward to  Alaska. 
 (Mike  Prager / The Spokesman-Review)
Tundra swans stop to feed on a marsh along state Highway 211 in southern Pend Oreille County on Wednesday on their annual migration northward to Alaska. (Mike Prager / The Spokesman-Review)
WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Lake Coeur d'Alene's Cougar Bay is filled with waterfowl, at least 1500 individuals, reports Lisa Hardy of CdA Audubon.
 
Among them are 99 swans, almost all of which were tundra swans.
 
On Friday, birders from Newport found about 65 tundra swans on Calispell Creek about a mile downstream from Calispell Lake in Pend Oreille County.
 
The migration has begun.
 



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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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