Snow geese make for cool visit to Slavin trails

WILDLIFE -- Many hikers sense that this is prime time to hit the trails in the Slavin Conservation Area -- one of the open spaces preserved through the Spokane Conservation Futures Program. But they're not exactly sure why. The trained eyes and ears of birder...

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Clouds of snow geese darken skies in Montana

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- More than 50,000 snow geese have been resting at Freezeout Lake near Great Falls, Mont., on their annual spring migration. Snow geese are the only waterfowl I know of that are hunted during spring migrations as part of an effort by the...

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Distinguishing swans from snow geese is black and white

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Should a hunter ever be excused for killing a trumpeter swan he misidentified as a snow goose? Probably not. Here are three notable reasons from Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald: Because of their white color, trumpeter swans look a little bit...

THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

Rare dark snow goose spotted by West Side photographer

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Skagit Valley Herald photographer Scott Terrell saw something stand out among thousands of white snow geese grazing in a field of winter wheat as he drove along Fir Island Road in northwestern Washington Tuesday. It was his first sighting of a black...

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