THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014

Bald eagles slow to show at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual winter congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene has not yet started, according to biologists who surveyed the north end of the lake on ...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2014

Hummingbirds giving up secrets to researchers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- As researchers perfect the methods of placing tiny numbered bands on the legs of hummingbirds, the diminutive birds have been revealing new information about their lives. For ...

FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014

Birding, fly fishing programs presented this week

 OUTGROUPS – Inland Northwest outdoors groups have drummed up some good stuff for their monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: • Trans-America touring and local bicycling programs will be discussed ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

Video: Eastern blue jays have taste for West

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Eastern blue jays have been trickling across the Rockies to the West for years.  Birders are resigned to the invasion, saving them driving miles for an addition ...

MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014

Outdoor groups revive monthly programs

OUTTEACH  – After a summer hiatus, Inland Northwest outdoors groups are reviving monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: Bicycling Trans-Washington, 6:30 p.m., Monday, at Riverview Retirement Center, 2117 E. ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Photo: Nighthawk takes a break

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- As many times as I've seen common nighthawks swooping and scooping bugs out of the sky with their distinctive staccato chirps, I've never seen one resting on ...


Great Blue Heron stalks dining diversity

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a great glimpse into the versatility in hunting and feeding skills of a great blue heron, known to eat a lot of fish and amphibians geared ...


Photos: birder focused on pileated woodpeckers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Birder/photographer Ron Dexter has made sure improvements to his property in the foothills of Mount Spokane haven't spoiled the neighborhood for some of his most colorful neighbors.  ...

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

First Utah condor chick confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a wild chick in Zion National Park, the first chick to be documented in Utah in the bird's ...


TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Hiker documents growth of red-tailed hawk chick

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- While hiking on a U.S. Bureau of Land Management area south of Sprague in May, Pat Killien discovered  a red-tailed hawk nest perched in a 30 foot basalt wall. "I could ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Wild turkeys are brooding below Mount Spokane

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Local birder/photographer Ron Dexter caught this wild turkey hen marching a newly hatched brood of eight chicks near his property at the foothills of Mount Spokane on ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Western tanager lights up a gloomy day

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "It was 37 degrees and raining at our home this morning," reports Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson, without a hint of complaint. " The best part of rainy ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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