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  • 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.


  • Heritage birds: ‘Grouse an icon of the open landscapes’ of Evergreen State

    The annual shows that inspired Native American dancers centuries ago are underway on Washington’s grasslands, sagebrush prairies and mountain foothills. Grouse are strutting on their stages to fan their tails …


  • Sage grouse conservation efforts huge

    Knowing that the 1993 listing of the spotted owl as a threatened species hurt the logging industry, ranchers are getting aboard efforts to head off restrictions to their livelihoods. The …


  • Bringing back Washington’s prairie grouse

    Prairie grouse, formerly abundant in the sage-steppe regions of Eastern Washington, are slowly improving from the brink of extirpation with the help of other states. During the grouse breeding period …


  • Out & About: Migratory Bird Day family activities set

    OUTDO – National Migratory Bird week events organized by area Audubon Society chapters are for the birds – and people who want to learn more about them. A three-day Learn-to-Bird …


  • Landers: Spring has already sprung for wildlife

    The early hint of spring weathering into the region this week is a game-changer for outdoorsmen, but merely a confirmation of what’s already under way for wildlife. Skiers coming off …


  • Landers: Spring has already sprung for wildlife

    The early hint of spring weathering into the region this week is a game-changer for outdoorsmen, but merely a confirmation of what’s already under way for wildlife.


  • Field Reports: Priest Lake fish plan to be presented at meeting

    FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing non-native lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • Great blue heron fits in with Inland Northwest ice anglers

    Ice fishing can warm an angler’s heart when weather gets cold enough to freeze the surface of smaller Inland Northwest waters. A few resourceful great blue herons – normally shy …


  • Out & About: 238 bird species tallied in Spokane County ‘Big Year’

    OUTCOUNT – Unless there’s a stray report still to come in, Inland Northwest Birders and Spokane Audubon tallied 238 species in their 2012 Spokane County “Big Year” effort to spot …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Eagles soar over Wolf Lodge Bay

    Bald eagles are congregating earlier and in larger numbers than last year for their annual feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Carrie Hugo, wildlife biologist with the U.S. …


  • Out & About: Three of five cygnets survive at Turnbull

    OUTTRUMPET – A young trumpeter swan was found dead on an island at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last week with no cause of death evident. The carcass has been sent …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Birds soon to be looking for cavity nesting sites

    The past week of snow and frigid weather has been but a minor setback. Bird migrations will be getting into full swing through the Inland Northwest this month as sure …


  • Post Falls photographer seizes snowy owl irruption opportunity

    Sandy Milliken proved that wildlife photographers are a hungrier version of the common birdwatcher by going the distance to make pictures of snowy owls. Failing to find the snowies reported …


  • WSU giving attention, care to snowy owl with broken wing

    A snowy owl that recently escaped death is making himself at home at Washington State University. The owl, Tundra, had migrated thousands of miles from the Arctic to the Inland …


  • Snowy owls give Oregon surprise visit

    BEND, Ore. – Wildlife scientists are puzzling over the appearance of the snowy owl in Oregon, a bird rarely seen in the state. The owls are usually found in Alaska …


  • Field reports: Visiting snowy owls find roads rough

    MIGRANTS – Snowy owls seem to be showing up in ones and twos all over the northern tier of the United States this winter as they migrate from arctic homes …


  • Eagle count at lake swells

    Bald eagles are mobbing Lake Coeur d’Alene in record numbers this week. The annual eagle congregation to feast on spawning kokanee in Wolf Lodge Bay swelled to 259 on Friday, …


  • 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 …


  • Landers: Bald eagles, kokanee show up in big numbers

    Bald eagles and kokanee in North Idaho are bucking the worldwide trend of deficits and declines. Kokanee, those delicious land-locked sockeyes, are spawning in numbers higher than we’ve seen in …


  • Birders crow about movie

    “The Big Year,” a film based on the more tedious true story (and book of the same name) is flying high at movie theaters across the country. The movie follows …


  • Why are ruffed grouse taking a shine to retired North Idaho men?

    Ruffed grouse have been taking a shine to graying men in North Idaho. Newspaper stories have featured two men who’ve developed close relationships with the normally shy forest grouse.


  • Chelan hawk migration lures research, festival

    “Plastic owls on long poles help bring the hawks near capture nets,” said Felix Martinez of Spokane. “Hawks hate owls and will veer miles out of their way to harass …


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