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TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2014


ISP boots eagle watchers off SR97 along Lake CdA

UPDATED 9:35 a.m. with further response from ISP WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagle numbers continue to increase at Lake Coeur d’Alene in time for the annual Eagle Watch event Dec. 27-31. However, an Idaho State Police trooper gave the boot to some eagle viewers and...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2014


CdA bald eagle count nearly doubles in a week

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The number of bald eagles has nearly doubled since last week for their annual gathering to feast on kokanee spawning in the northeastern corner of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 66 bald eagles Tuesday...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014

34 bald eagles counted at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 34 bald eagles today in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene. That's up from 18 eagles counted last week during her weekly survey. Two weeks ago she counted only...

THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014

Lake CdA bald eagle gathering is annual photo op

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Now that the bald eagles are starting to show for their annual kokanee feast at Lake Coeur d'Alene, photographers are making plans to capture big-bird images through their cameras. S-R Outdoors is making it easy for you to share your photographic gems...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014

Bald eagle gathering grows at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles are finally showing some interest in their traditional winter feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 18 bald eagles today in the Wolf Lodge Bay area. That's up from...

TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014

Four bald eagles show up at lake CdA, so far

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Four bald eagles were counted today at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the weekly fall survey conducted during the annual fall-winter congregation at the northeast corner of the lake. That's up from zero birds counted last Wednesday by U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

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. For decades, the eagles have provided a popular wildlife-viewing attraction as the birds are...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

Veterans’ sign-up for CdA bald eagle cruise Friday

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A special cruise boat is being reserved for veterans, military personnel and their families for a tour on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Nov. 29 to view the annual congregation of bald eagles that come to feast on spawning kokanee. The yearly event...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

Lake Coeur d’Alene annual drawdown starts today

WATERSPORTS -- The annual fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene will begin today, Avista officials say. The lake will be gradually lowered about a foot from full pool elevation of 2,128 feet by Sept. 30. The drawdown will continue an additional 1.5 feet a month...

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 want to go on this popular wildlife educational activity, sign up quick. Last year it...

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Lake CdA’s Mica Bay Boater Park reopens

WATERSPORTS -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene has re-opened for the summer boating season, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says. The site had been closed to visitors since April while crews removed hazardous trees. Root disease had affected the Douglas...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014

Blackwell Island boat launch opening on Lake CdA

BOATING -- Blackwell Island boat launch, a popular Bureau of Land Management recreation site on Lake Coeur d'Alene, will open for the season on Thursday for the season, the Coeur d'Alene BLM office reports. The site will be open daily from 5 a.m. to 11...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

Mica Bay Boater Park closed for tree removal

BOATING -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene has been closed temporarily until hazardous trees can be removed, according to the Bureau of Land Management Coeur d’Alene Field Office. Closure of the popular lake access site will continue while operators work to...

THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

Bald eagles drifting away from Lake CdA gathering

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The number of bald eagles is thinning out at Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay area where the national symbols gather each year to feast on spawning kokanee. After peaking at 217 two weeks ago, the number of eagles counted today by...

TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

Poor visibility postpones CdA eagle survey

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The weekly survey of bald eagles gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene was postponed today because of poor visibility caused by the incoming storm. Carrie Hugo, BLM wildlife biologists, said she saw enough eagles to believe that the eagle numbers are still high....

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Soaring eagle numbers a mystery at Lake Coeur d’Alene

UPDATED 10:35 a.m. 1-2-14 WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Just when it seemed the annual winter bald eagle count was going to stall at Lake Coeur d'Alene, the number soared to 217 eagles on Monday. Carrie Hugo, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, can't officially...

THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

Eagle’s comeback testament to Endangered Species Act

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- As wildlife lovers and their families flock to Lake Coeur d'Alene Eagle Watch activities to view congregating bald eagles in Wolf Lodge Bay this week, let's not forget that very few if any bald eagles would be gracing our Inland Northwest skies...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

Eagle count soars to 129 at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual bald eagle gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene continues to grow, with plenty of birds for viewing as "eagle ambassadors" gear up for the annual Eagle Watch Week activities during the holiday school break. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

More eagles at Lake CdA, plus other places to find them

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The number of bald eagles is increasing at their traditional winter feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 86 bald eagles today in the Wolf Lodge Bay area. That's up from...

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

CdA bald eagle count booms from 11 to 57 in a week

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles are finally showing some interest in their traditional winter feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted only 57 bald eagles today in the Wolf Lodge Bay area. That's up...

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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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