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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

A bald eagle snatches a spawned out kokanee from the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene in January 2014. (Jaime Johnson)

Poor visibility postpones CdA eagle survey

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The weekly survey of bald eagles gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene was postponed today because of poor visibility caused by the incoming storm. Carrie Hugo, BLM wildlife biologists, said she saw enough eagles to believe that the eagle numbers are still high....

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MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

Northern hawk owl with vole it caught for meal in Moscow, Idaho, on Jan. 1, 2014. (Ron Dexter)

Rare visitor looks like owl, eats like hawk

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The hawk owl that's been luring birders to the Moscow, Idaho, area for more than a month continues to deliver for photographers eager to document a rare visitor to the region. Spokane-area birder Ron Dexter offered this recent photo with interesting details...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

Soaring high: A bald eagle wheels patiently high above Lake Coeur d’Alene on Friday during the annual gathering of eagles in December to feast on spawned-out kokanee salmon. Though fewer in number than in other years, several birds were feeding Friday near Higgens Point on Wolf Lodge Bay with others stationed around Beauty Bay. (Jesse Tinsley)

Eagle count soars to 129 at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual bald eagle gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene continues to grow, with plenty of birds for viewing as "eagle ambassadors" gear up for the annual Eagle Watch Week activities during the holiday school break. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 25, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

Experts list 10 top gift ideas for birders

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- From new birdsong collections to smartphone apps, online learning, and a kit for beginning birders, here are 10 holiday gift suggestions for the bird and nature lover in your life. All these items are available from the nonprofit Cornell Lab of Ornithology...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

A violet-green swallow hunts bugs in the air. (Staff photo)

Oregon storms blast swallows; thousands dead

WILDLIFE -- Barn swallows and violet-greens took a harsh blow from storms and high winds that hammered Western Oregon in the past week. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife veterinarians received multiple Monday about dead and dying swallows. Groups of 10 to 200 swallows were...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

An osprey feeds on a large sucker near the Pend Oreille River. (Mark Powers)

Osprey lands prize catch

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ospreys will be leaving this fall on their lengthy migrations to other parts of the world for winter. But their athleticism shouldn't escape us while they're here in their nesting territory. Look at the size of the lunker -- apparently a sucker...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Bald eagles in a nest in Seattle as viewed through the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's EagleCam. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Birder witnesses eaglette's first flight

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Spokane birder Kim Thorburn treats us to her July 10 observation of Spokane River bald eagles of the year taking their first flight from their nest in Riverside State Park. This morning I watched the maiden flight of the second Riverside State...

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