Stories tagged: bird watching
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 6 A.M.
Varied thrush’s haunting call pierces the forest in winter
On gray mornings in winter, the haunting two-note trill of one of the Northwest’s most secretive birds pierces the chilly air.
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4:53 A.M.
Kim Thorburn has scientist’s open mind to making policy for hunting, fishing
A doctor trained to assure the health of human populations has been volunteering for three years to help oversee the well-being of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4:22 A.M.
Siberian bird detours to Lewiston in second-known U.S. appearance
People from several states packing binoculars and cameras have been flocking to clusters of Russian olive trees at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston for the past two weeks.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Idaho birder’s list focuses on species spotted from bicycle
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 7 P.M.
Bald eagle gathering nears record at Lake Coeur d’Alene
Despite difficult viewing conditions, a near-record count of bald eagles was tallied Wednesday in the weekly winter survey at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 3:45 A.M.
Bird whistlers add local notes to Spokane Symphony’s ‘Pines of Rome’
The world’s original songsters will get a featherweight share of the spotlight at the
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
Field reports: Limits increasing for Roosevelt trout
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016, 6 P.M.
After attracting birders, rare hawk owl killed near Okanogan
A northern hawk owl, a rare sighting in the Inland Northwest, was found dead on tribal lands near the Okanogan River last week after it had attracted scores of birdwatchers …
SATURDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
Bird festivals feature sandhill cranes, tundra swans
The headline attraction at the annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival has already arrived for the March 27-29 series of programs, field trips and banquets based out of Othello, Washington. Founded …
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
Turnbull class offers tips on spotting feathered friends
Birds flock to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, especially in the spring and summer. So it’s no surprise that bird-watchers flock there, too.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
SUNDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015
In brief: Birders help science in Great Backyard Bird Count
Birders – including a lot of families and kids – are signing up to contribute 15 minutes of their favorite hobby to science. The Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 13-16, …
SUNDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
Birds of a feather: Will the real cinnamon teal please stand out?
A Bonners Ferry man has the unusual distinction of winning a top prize in a Ducks Unlimited waterfowling photo contest without being able to identify the birds in the picture. …
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 12:10 A.M.
Rich Landers: Verdict still out on non-native Eurasian collared-dove
Exotic species usually spell trouble for natives. Lake trout illegally released in Yellowstone Lake crippled native cutthroat trout populations and raised havoc with the entire ecosystem, including the grizzly bears …
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
A few special birds lend a wing in golden eagle preservation
Golden eagles – including one that wore a “backpack” for eight years – are carrying their weight in research that could help curb their gradual decline. Data from an Eastern …
SUNDAY, JAN. 19, 2014
Beyond feeding: Birdwatchers can create habitat in yards
Winter offers a peaceful opportunity for bird watchers to take stock of their yards. With fewer chores to tend, we can look over the landscape like a farmer and see …
THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013
Pat Munts: Become a citizen scientist by counting birds this winter
Now that the holiday frenzy is over and we are into the depths of whatever Mother Nature brings us for a winter, it’s a perfect time for winter walks and …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
Landers: Cats take staggering toll on birds
It’s unfortunate that birds don’t scream when they die; the din might catch our attention. The killing fields are all around us, from the glass windows in the city to …
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
Out & About: Region’s anglers cash in on casts
OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up …
MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013
Study finds hummingbirds migrate earlier
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to North America weeks earlier than in decades past, and research indicates that higher temperatures in their winter habitat may be the reason. …
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013
Landers: Bird watching an activity worth feeding - responsibly
“It’s the best Christmas present we could have given her,” said my wife, Meredith, after finishing a phone call with her mother. One 40-pound bag of black-oil sunflower seeds and …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013, 5:41 P.M.
Landers: Feeding birds a delight when done properly
“It’s the best Christmas present we could have given her,” my wife, Meredith, said after finishing a phone call with her mother.