Outdoors

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 ...


Wild turkeys window shopping in Dayton

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Downtown Dayton, Wash., is a hot spot for wild turkeys, who apparently feel at home on Main Street even in the week before Thanksgiving. Reports the Washington ...

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, NOV. 6, 2014

Tracks: wildlife stories in the snow

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The weather presented only one brief opportunity for good tracking conditions through fresh snow during the nine-day Washington modern firearms elk hunting season that ended on Sunday. ...

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014

Study: World’s wildlife decline 52% since 1970

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- According to a new study, the World Wildlife Fund estimates that the overall number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish declined 52 percent between 1970 and 2010. ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 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 ...

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

Owl snacks on caged canaries in CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING  --Don Sausser of Coeur d'Alene called Huckleberries Online Sunday to report a strange wildlife experience. He snapped this photo of an owl on his 10th floor apartment balcony ...

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

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 ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

CdA osprey-watching boat cruise July 12

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual osprey viewing and banding  boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene is set for July 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Department just announced.  If you ...

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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