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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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

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 ...


Snowy owls could once again be common sights

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Birders have been reporting more and more observations of snowy owls showing up in Washington. Although they routinely venture this far during their winter migration from the ...

FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

Snowy owls brightening the Washington landscape

BIRDWATCHING -- The first snowy owls of the season are being reported in Washington as their annual winter migration from the arctic is underway.  The mostly-white owls have been spotted ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

Snow’s gone from area, but not snowy owls

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Most people interested in birds know there was an unusually high number of snowy owls that migrated south from the arctic to winter along the northern United ...

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

Snowy owl vote: The eyes have it

WILDLIFE -- Hypnotizing. Could you ever get tired of looking into a snowy owl's eyes? The nifty image above was captured over the weekend by wildlife photographer Jaime Johnson of Lincoln, Mont. See ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

Snowy owl dazzles birders along Lake CdA

BIRDWATCHING -- Along with the first lowland snowfall, a snowy owl migrating to this area from the arctic was reported seen on the Rathdrum Prairie on Saturday by Inland Northwest Birders. ...

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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