Stories tagged: wildlife
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.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:01 a.m.
Out and about: Local birds featured in Audubon calendar
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Field reports: Extreme cold prompts refuge hunt restriction
Citing the extreme weather, the
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Puget Sound aquatic habitat remains healthy, data suggests
Data suggests aquatic habitat in the Puget Sound remains healthy despite other measures of the sound’s health deteriorating.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
2016: The Year Outdoors
Outdoors editor Rich Landers take a look back at 2016: The Year Outdoors.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Two dogs attacked by mountain lion near Ketchum
One dog has died and another is injured after they were apparently attacked by a mountain lion in a subdivision south of Ketchum.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:52 a.m.
Herd of 41 elk die in east Oregon after falling through ice
Officials say dozens of elk are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Migratory bird treaty saving birds for a century
Recent foul winter weather has the feathered fowl of the north country on the move. Migration create a spectacle – for hunters and others who just enjoy observing migrating waterfowl …
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 …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in U.S. turns 60
She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor, but doctors say she’s doing …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Portland researcher studies urban coyotes
Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room
A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family’s front door and ransacked their home.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
School bus carrying 19 swerves to avoid deer, overturns
Elementary school students in eastern North Carolina are being treated for injuries after their school bus overturned when the driver said he swerved to avoid deer that ran in front …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Mexico plans to catch, protect last few vaquita porpoises
So few of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises remain that the international committee to protect the endangered species is preparing to catch and enclose as many as it can in a last-ditch …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Mountain lion in wildlife study killed on California freeway
A mountain lion that was part of a Southern California wildlife study has been struck and killed on a Los Angeles-area freeway.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Critters are masters at enduring bitter cold
Judging from the bloom of down coats showing up downtown this week, humans have learned a few valuable lessons from wildlife about surviving bitter cold weather. But critters are the …
Wed., 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.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Goose treated after drinking toxic mining pit water dies
A snow goose that was captured and treated last week after drinking the acidic waters of the Berkeley Pit has died and another is still recovering.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Washington changes protections for bald eagles, marbled murrelet
Washington state has removed bald eagles and peregrine falcons from the state’s endangered species list while increasing protections for lynx and marbled murrelets.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
Escaped wolf from eastern Idaho tourist attraction shot, killed
A wolf that escaped a tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by its owner.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Yellowstone Park under pressure from crowds, budget
Yellowstone, the country’s oldest national park, is being discovered by more people than ever. As the park’s visitation continues to grow, so does the list of maintenance that needs to …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is ‘unforgivable’
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey’s bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town
A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
‘Seeing eye camel’ acts as guide for blind horse at zoo
A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
‘Silent extinction’: Giraffes listed as a vulnerable species after 30-year population plunge
The stately 18-foot-tall giraffe is among the animals ecologists call “charismatic megafauna,” the name for critters that elicit squeals of delight at the zoo and warm the cockles of corporate …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly
Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
PUD to exterminate pigeons at Lake Chelan Dam
You may see a couple of sharpshooters taking aim at the pigeons roosting on Lake Chelan Dam in the coming weeks, but don’t be alarmed.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands
Montana mine officials say it’s likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week.