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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Trees near the top of the mountain are rimmed with snow Tuesday at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park.  (Jesse Tinsley)

Birder applies binoculars to Mount Spokane

BIRDING -- Most people visiting Mount Spokane this month are focused on frolicking in the snow, whether it's on skis, snowshoes, inner tubes or snowmobiles. But there's a lot more life in the winter mountain forest than most visitors realize -- unless you head up...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

A snowy owl was photographed in Lincoln County on Dec. 10, 2010. The arctic visitors delight birdwatchers when they arrive in Eastern Washington each winter. (Buck Domitrovich)

Snowy owls make annual visit to region

BIRDING -- They come just a few at a time from their home in the arctic, but they stand out like NBA players on a grade-school tour bus when they arrive in Lincoln County each winter.Snowy owls are always welcome sights to Inland Northwest birdwatchers....

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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Lake Coeur d'Alene attracts one of the largest concentrations of nesting osprey in North America.  However, the birds leave the area in fall to winter in far-flung warmer destinations.
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Lingering osprey gets taste of winter

BIRDING -- Snow buntings and a late-lingering osprey were in the birder buzz this weekend.One person in the Inland Northwest Birders group reported counting 160 snow buntings during a cruise through Lincoln County. These are the small birds -- grey-brown backs, white fronts and black...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

Are you sure this is an eagle?  Take the birding ID quiz to find out. (Greg Gillson)

Try this birding ID quiz

BIRDING -- Eagle-eyed birdwatchers can test their bird identification skills with this online photo quiz. It focuses on situations in which individual birds sometimes don't match the descriptions depicted in field guides.

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