Photograph has eye for great gray owl

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The eyes of the great gray owl are haunting, as you can see in the photo made this week by Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson, who reports, poetically: We spent ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

Owls are alive and well in the city

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- I've had quite a few comments regarding my recent column, Timing is of the essences for wildlife, including several comments about premier wildlife watching opportunities great horned ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014

Dead hawk owl to live on in WSU collection

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The northern hawk owl that thrilled hundreds of birders as it ranged south to hang out around Moscow this winter was killed in a vehicle collision Thursday ...

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 ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

Snowy owl still clinging to Eastern Washington

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Spring reports of snowy owls postponing migration back to their arctic breeding areas to hang out in Eastern Washington have continued into summer.  Here's a notice from ...

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013


MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013


Great gray owl lives large over field mice

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The great gray owl, widely distributed in the boreal forests of the north, also is found in a narrow swath of home range that runs south through far Eastern ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

Well owl be! Planning pays off for photographer

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Some wildlife photos happen spontaneously, the product of being ready to capture a surprising moment.  Other great photos are the product of planning, such as this great ...

FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Mt. Spokane HS snowy owl puts on digestion clinic

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- An arctic migrant snowy owl  continues to treat birdwatchers near Mount Spokane High School, not only by perching and modeling for photos, but also by letting people watch as ...

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Another snowy owl models for birdwatchers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's the latest snowy owl sighting from Lincoln County: At 3:09 p.m. Wednesday for about 30 minutes we had very close-up eye level views of a Snowy ...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

Snowy owls showing up high and low

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Reports of snowy owl sightings have been coming in from all over.  Snowshoers reported two of the arctic migrants making a brief pit stop on the towers ...

SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

Even experts hesitate to guess age, sex of snowy owls

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Getting personal with wild birds is tricky. Verifying whether a swan is male or female requires a hands-on fairly invasive peel-it-back and look. Western Washington raptor biologist Bud Anderson ...

Rich Landers

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