Stories tagged: Audubon Society
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bird counters fly high from field day
Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
2016 Outdoors: Anniversaries
A list of outdoors anniversaries in 2016
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 3 a.m.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count gears up for 117th year
Numbers aren’t the only focus of the annual Christmas Bird Count.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Corps can continue killing salmon-eating cormorants, judge says
The killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon can continue despite a federal judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have considered …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Audubon Society chides Trump on birds
Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9 a.m.
Audubon clubs prep for Christmas Bird Count
Bird watchers are gearing up for the Christmas Bird Count, an annual census that gives experienced birders a platform to involve newcomers in citizen science.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 2:19 p.m.
Audubon speaker on natural history
Hazen Audel, a former biology teacher at Ferris High, will present a program entitled “Fascinating Stories of Natural History and the People that Live Along Side Them” for the Spokane …
Sun., May 10, 2015
Out & About: Event touts cycling in everday life
OUTPEDAL – Spokane’s annual Bike to Work Week, May 18-22, helps motivate commuters to get on two wheels for benefits that include energy savings, fitness and reducing vehicles on roads …
Thu., April 30, 2015
Area birding: Migratory Bird Day approaches
Local birding enthusiasts are stepping up to help the public celebrate Migratory Bird Day with activities geared to fledgling birders of all ages. • A three-session bird identification workshop is …
Sun., March 1, 2015
Out & About: Tundra swans lead parade of migrants
OUTHERE – February’s unseasonably warm weather kick-started spring bird migrations into the region. Among the largest and most obvious are the tundra swans that have been finding open water from …
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Audubon groups organizing for annual Christmas Bird Count
Whether it’s in the spirit of citizen science or just an excuse to join other nature lovers in their preferred environment, the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count is luring flocks …
Thu., June 5, 2014
Audubon prints on display at Dodson’s as fundraiser
An exhibition of hand-painted bird prints by John James Audubon opening Friday was 25 years in the making, the collector’s interest sparked in childhood. Tom Colgrove, now a senior vice …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
Birds by the numbers: Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Whether it’s in the spirit of citizen science or just an excuse to join other nature lovers in their preferred environment, the annual Christmas Bird Count is luring flocks of …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
Audubon calendar taps local talent
The Spokane Audubon Society once again is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with a colorful palate of avian residents and visitors. The 2014 Birds of Eastern …
Sun., April 7, 2013
Out & About: Spokane Bicycle Club is the wheel deal
OUTPEDAL – Last Sunday’s Outdoors feature on regional bicycling events had a list of cycling groups. Unfortunately, the venerable Spokane Bicycle Club ( spokanebicycleclub.org) was omitted at the top of …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
Out & About: Spokane native lands state-record mackinaw
OUTFISH – A 35-pound, 10-ounce state-record lake trout was caught Monday in Lake Chelan by Phil Colyar of Wenatchee. Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists measured the fish, which was officially …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, 8:03 a.m.
Audubon Clubs invite birders to join Christmas Bird Counts
Small groups of bird watchers heading out locally this month for the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count are helping plot what appear to be significant global trends. For example, surveys …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012, 8:02 a.m.
Audubon calendar features local birds
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with a colorful palate of avian residents and visitors. The 2013 Birds of Eastern Washington calendar …
Sun., May 6, 2012
Out & About: State accepting proposals for sportfishing rule changes
SPORTFISHING – Proposals for changing Washington sportfishing rules starting in 2013 are being accepted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife through June 15. The agency says it will …
Sun., May 6, 2012
Field reports: New website details potential wildlife lands
PUBLIC LAND – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife unveiled a website, wdfw.wa.gov/lands/acquisitions, this week detailing a wish list of properties the state may buy for fish and wildlife …
Sun., March 11, 2012
Out & About: Irondogging the Iditarod Trail
OUTMUSHINE – Snowmobiler Bob Jones of Kettle Falls started following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race near Anchorage on March 3 in mild 25 degree temperatures, but he soon got a …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011
Area bird watchers up for the Christmas Bird Count
Inland Northwest birders are among thousands in roughly 2,000 localities across North America and beyond who will be flocking together in the next few weeks for the 112th annual Audubon …
Sun., May 22, 2011
High-tech birders may be foes of feathered friends
Growing use of smartphone applications, field access to the Internet and recordings to flush out bird species for better viewing and photography could be impacting the survival of some birds. …
Sun., April 17, 2011
Field reports: Audubon Society offers birding classes, trips
WILDLIFE – Spokane Audubon members are offering several opportunities to learn more about birds and bird identification. • Birds of Eastern Washington, Thursday and Saturday, taught by SAS member Fran …
Sun., Dec. 5, 2010
Annual Christmas Bird Count isn’t ready to be replaced by technological advances
The Internet and all of its digital efficiency hasn’t replaced the group effort of the Christmas Bird Count. Not yet, anyway. Inland Northwest birders are among the thousands in roughly …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2009
Birdwatchers gear up for Christmas counts
Birdwatchers are flocking together in the next few weeks in about 2,000 localities across North America and beyond for the 110th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Inland Northwest birders, as usual, …
Sun., July 26, 2009
A spouse’s guide to living with a birdwatcher
I used to be able to dismiss birdwatching as better left to birds. But my life and my wife have changed. The transformation for her was as easy as joining …