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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...

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

First chick hatches under Sandpoint ‘osprey cam’

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- An osprey chick has just hatched for all the world to see under the watchful eye of the Sandpoint, Idaho, Osprey Cam. The chick is the first of three eggs to hatch. The others should hatch soon. Viewers can tune in to...

TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

Osprey lands prize catch

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ospreys will be leaving this fall on their lengthy migrations to other parts of the world for winter. But their athleticism shouldn't escape us while they're here in their nesting territory. Look at the size of the lunker -- apparently a sucker...

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

Osprey cruise a unique local wildlife experience

BIRD WATCHING -- Tickets for Saturday's osprey viewing cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene sold out the day after the notice was published, proving word is out that this is a bucket list wildlife opportunity in the Inland Northwest. The photos came from Carlene Hardt, who...

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Osprey-viewing boat cruise set for Saturday

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A boat-load of people will get a close-up view of wildlife biologists capturing and banding young osprey during a wildlife-watching boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday (July 13). Space is limited, so sign up now for this event, which includes...

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Ospreys don’t stop fishing after leaving for winter

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- While bald eagles have move into the Lake Coeur d'Alene area for a winter feast of kokanee, the ospreys that put on a fishing show all summer long in the area left the area by early November and are migrating to warmer...

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

Ospreys to be featured during Festival at Sandpoint

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ospreys are going to grab a little of the spotlight Sunday (Aug. 5) during the popular Festival at Sandpoint musical extravaganza. Biologist Janie Fink, founder of Birds of Prey Northwest, will present a program with live raptors during the Festival’s Family Day...

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Sandpoint ospreys hatch 1st chick under web cam

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ospreys nesting above War Memorial Field in Sandpoint hatched their first chick Monday, and a web cam is giving viewers an up-close and personal view as the adults feed the bird. The emergence of another chick could happen any day -- or...

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

Sandpoint ospreys starting family under web cam

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Things have been looking up for a pair of ospreys since groups in Sandpoint organized to relocate a nest that had to be moved at Sandpoint’s War Memorial Field during renovations. With a web cam fixed above the nest platform, the public...

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Ospreys migrating back to Spokane area

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Tundra swans are flocking to the region, enjoying the fields and sloughs flooded with our record March wetness. But while the swans will continue north in their spring migration, other birds are moving in to say all summer and raise broods in...

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

Snake fights back against attacking osprey

WILDLIFE -- I have not been able to track down the source of these November photos that are making rounds on the Internet, but they tell an intriguing tale in the world of predators and prey. Apparently a paddler pulled from the water an osprey...

FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

It’s time for ospreys to leave, but some postponing migration

BIRDWATCHING -- Ospreys were late to arrive in the Inland Northwest this year, and some of the fish-eating hawks are hanging around longer this fall, possibly because they got a late start producing their young. According to Coeur d'Alene Audubon Society Records, ospreys usually arrive...

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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