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Wed., March 7, 2012, 7:02 a.m.

Sign up: Pend Oreille Valley Tundra Swan Day

Tundra swans stop at Calispell Lake near Usk in Pend Oreille County. (Bill Morlin)
Tundra swans stop at Calispell Lake near Usk in Pend Oreille County. (Bill Morlin)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Organized outings and access to experts are among the benefits of visiting festivals celebrating the arrival of migrating birds.

Tundra Swan Day in the Pend Oreille Valley, set for March 17, is a good example of locals sharing a wildlife spectacle in their backyard

Based near Usk in the Kalispell Tribe's Wellness Center, the day includes a tour to see tundra swans gathering at Calispell Lake, plus lunch and short presentations by several speakers on topics ranging from swans to wolverine research in the area.

Preregister for the tour here. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youths under 13, includes lunch.
Info: (509) 447-5286.
 




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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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