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Migratory bird day events set in Inland Northwest

Many species of waterfowl were feeding and rearing their young on the wetlands Ducks Unlimited has restored on the former pasture land at the Slavin Conservation Area. (Rich Landers)
Many species of waterfowl were feeding and rearing their young on the wetlands Ducks Unlimited has restored on the former pasture land at the Slavin Conservation Area. (Rich Landers)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- National Migratory Bird Day has inspired several upcoming events in the Inland Northwest:

Saturday (May 19): Birding activities at Blue Creek Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, an event for all ages. Info: BLM wildlife biologist Carrie Hugo, 208-769-5048; or Suzanne Endsley, BLM public affairs, 208-769-5004.

Saturday (May 19): "Floods, Flowers and Feathers," a new festival at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge that will feature elements of the Ice Age Floods that shaped the land along with the flora and fauna that flourish in this special channeled scablands habitat, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: (509) 235-4723. Some events can be reserved online.

May 26:  Bird Walk at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge to see birds in breeding plumage. Info: Marian Frobe, 328-0621.

June 2: a birding field trip to Hawk Creek area of Lake Roosevelt. Novices will be teamed with experts in groups. Contact Nancy Williams by May 22nd at (509) 536-1281, or e-mail nwilliam@blm.gov.




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Rich Landers
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