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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

Migrating waterfowl making a buzz at Turnbull

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Migrating waterfowl are providing plenty of noise and action for birdwatchers visiting Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this week.   Here's today's report from Mike Rule, refuge wildlife biologist: For the ...

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

Trumpeter swans flocking to Turnbull

WILDLIFE -- Just a few years ago we were amazed to see a single Trumpeter swan return Solo year after year, decade after decade at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. That old ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

Turnbull cygnet makes first short flight

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The ducks that were hatched this spring have been flying for months. But ducks and even geese aren't the largest of all native North American wildfowl.  The trumpeter swans that ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

Waterfowl love the wetness soaking the region

SPRING MIGRANTS -- The region's wet spell is putting a damper on a lot of activities, but waterfowl are in their element as they pause during their spring migrations in the Inland Northwest's ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

Sign up: Pend Oreille Valley Tundra Swan Day

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Organized outings and access to experts are among the benefits of visiting festivals celebrating the arrival of migrating birds. Tundra Swan Day in the Pend Oreille Valley, ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

How to distinguish tundra swans from trumpeters

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- With spring migration in full tilt, it's difficult to overlook the large white swans mixing with other waterfowl in the region's lakes and wetlands.  But it's easy ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

More swans sighted, but big freeze coming

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Another report on tundra swans in the region, this one coming from Warren Current in the Colville area: "Yesterday afternoon I saw seven tundra swans along the shoreline ...

MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

Birders asked to help track Turnbull trumpeters

WATERFOWL -- Ice-up has ushered the trumpeter swans out of Turnbull National Wildlife refuge to where ever they go during winter.Solo, the geriatric patriarch of his growing trumpeter family, departed ...

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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