Outdoors

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.  ...

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 ...


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 ...

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

Great horned owlets most vulnerable now

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Great horned owlets are huge-bodied birds for their age, and they don't often make graceful first flights from their nests. Tome Kearney of Spokane snapped a photo ...


Feathers are flying on the grouse prairies

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Dancing and strutting isn't enough for sharp-tailed grouse during the spring mating season that's underway. The males duke it out pretty good to show dominance for breeding ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Two-day-old bald eagle chicks active in nest

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "I love the little wings and the open mouth," says Spokane Valley pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin, back from a North Idaho birding adventure. "The eaglets are ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Photo: Owls blend into the woodwork

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- You say you've never seen a Western screech owl in the wild? No wonder, says Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson.


MONDAY, FEB. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

Northern hawk owl visiting Moscow reported dead

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Sad news:  the northern hawk owl that's been attracting birders from far and wide to the Moscow, Idaho, area has been reported dead. The rare visitor from the arctic ...

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


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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