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  • Field Reports: Oregon wolf dies from parvovirus

    CRITTERS – The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The wolf known as OR19, found dead by Oregon …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Swan’s long run at Turnbull Refuge ends on high note

    An elderly trumpeter swan that could teach sports teams a thing or two about commitment, determination and achievement has ended his long run at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The swan …


  • Washington key to trumpeter swan comeback

    The number of trumpeter swans in Washington has grown in recent years after nearly going extinct. According to Seattle Audubon’s “Bird Web,” fewer than 100 trumpeter swans were alive south …


  • First flight made by Solo’s brood at Turnbull

    Five trumpeter swan cygnets that hatched at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this spring put their wings to the test this week and lifted their ample bodies off the water for …


  • Retired physician honored for grousing around scablands

    A Spokane woman is honored to be following the reintroduction of sage grouse in Lincoln County. Kim Thorburn of Spokane has been named the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s Volunteer …


  • Swan brings brood back to Turnbull, quelling fears he was killed

    As he has for possibly more than four decades, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. …


  • Solo the trumpeter swan still alive

    Ending fears that he may have been killed by poachers in Stevens County, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at …


  • Birdwatchers unite to catch killer of rare trumpeter swan

    A wildlife murder mystery is unfolding in the Colville River Valley with possible links to one of the region’s remarkable romance stories. Local birdwatchers already have built a reward of …


  • Elderly swan a dad again after 22 years

    The drought is over for a geriatric but persistent trumpeter swan who has sired the first cygnets to be born at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge since 1987. Four grayish-white puffballs …


  • Elderly swan a dad again after 22 years

    The drought is over for a geriatric but persistent trumpeter swan which has sired the first cygnets since 1987 at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The four grayish-white puffballs hatched near …


  • Trumpeter swans set free

    OVANDO, Mont. – Ten more trumpeter swans were released this week near Ovando in an effort to re-establish a migrating population in the Blackfoot River Valley. “We’re right at the …


  • 15 more swans to be placed in Montana valley

    GREAT FALLS – Wildlife biologists plan to place 15 trumpeter swans in the Blackfoot Valley next month and hope some of the 10 swans placed at a pond in the …


  • For this male trumpeter swan, it’s truly a Solo act

    Solo, the iconic trumpeter swan at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, was named by Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers in this column about the swan, then a widower, on April 4, …

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