Stories tagged: birding
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Dreaming of flight: The big business of birding
In addition to being a popular pastime, birding is a big business. Bird watchers spend 41 billion annually on trips and equipment.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene sets record for visiting bald eagles
Bald eagles by the hundreds this week have smashed the record for their annual gathering at Lake Coeur d’Alene to feed on spawning kokanee.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Out & about: Local photographers compile calendar of area birds
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Out & about: Bald eagles flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene
OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Breaking birding record only beginning for Oregon man
On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:53 a.m.
Out & About: Wildlife watching, fishing participation increases in U.S.
Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Birding brightens driver’s commute on I-90
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Reader photo: Complimentary colors
Call of the wild prairie: A meadowlark belts out a call from an otherwise camouflaged position among blooming arrowleaf balsamroot west of Spokane. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Sharp-eyed birder’s list shines in Lincoln County
Outdoors editor Rich Landers wasn’t the only one who had a good day of wildlife observation in Lincoln County last weekend. Following is a birding report that a rain-drenched, wind-whipped …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Big Horn Show brings outdoors inside Expo Center
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Out & About: Swan, crane festivals celebrate migrations
OUTCOMING – The recent weather melt off makes spring bird migrations easier to fathom. Birds already are shifting gears in the hemisphere and some will be flying through this region …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 3:35 a.m.
Doug Clark: The bird feeder draws as many opportunists and bullies as a political race
One of the swell things about marriage is that you have someone who’ll let you know when your mental faculties fly off the tracks like a jackknifed coal train. The …
Thu., 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.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
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. 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.
Sun., 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.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
The Spokesman-Review 2016 Readers Outdoor Photo Gallery captures flow of seasons
Readers who shared their photos helped The Spokesman-Review document the region’s outdoors in 2016, from the earth to the heavens and the wealth of flora, fauna and outdoor recreation in …
Fri., 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 …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Out & about: Wilderness cabins OK to maintain, judge says
Maintaining historic cabins with helicopter support is OK in wilderness, according to a federal judge who has rejected efforts by an environmental group to force Olympic National Park to remove …
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.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Spotting scopes stolen from wildlife viewing blind
A pair of public-use spotting scopes have been stolen from the permanent wildlife viewing blind at Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to Reardan.
Thu., 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
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Rich Landers: Hummers rather flee than fight yellow jackets
A few expert birders are swarming with stingers bared after reading my outdoors column about yellow jackets last week and its reference to hummingbirds.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Out & About: Birder tops 753 species for ‘Big Year’ record
An American ex-pat who resides in Australia was in Washington state recently when he pushed his list to 753 and broke the record for the number of bird species tallied …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Tidy yard tradition hits a snag
The Landers yard won’t win any Better Homes & Gardens awards, but a few discriminating bird species find our slightly unkempt acre a fine place to raise a family.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 5 p.m.
Grouse strut stuff in spring spectacle
Party-like dancing, strutting and squabbles for the attention of females is underway throughout the West this month, not just in taverns, but also in the grasslands and sagebrush landscapes.
Sat., 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.
Sat., 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 …
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.