Stories tagged: birding
Thu., July 11, 2019, 6 a.m.
By the time midnight rolled around June 26, Michael Woodruff was out of bed and in the woods listening intently in the morning darkness.
Wed., April 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
She landed at night, the plane touching down a thousand miles west of Hawaii, on a strip of land barely distinguishable from the heaving swells of the Pacific Ocean.
Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
The Othello Crane Festival announced its 2019 theme on Monday.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Looking for a beautiful and informative Christmas present? Check out the Spokane Audubon Society’s Birds of Eastern Washington 2019 calendar.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a blue jay near Steptoe Butte on Saturday. According to the Audubon Society, the raucous and colorful bird is slowly expanding its range into …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
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.
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.
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Numbers aren’t the only focus of the annual Christmas Bird Count.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
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.
The world’s original songsters will get a featherweight share of the spotlight at the