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MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013


Bohemian waxwing
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Watching birds eat piques curious minds

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- There's a difference between seeing wildlife and observing them. Here's a thought just posted by Moscow birder Terry Gray: I have been spending some time over the past years watching birds that eat fruit or which some think eat fruit and do...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013


There is evidence that some of the bald eagles who feed at Lake Coeur d'Alene also make their nests in the Inland Northwest.
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Bald eagle numbers dropping at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING — Although plenty of bald eagles are still hanging around, the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d'Alene peaked around Dec.19 and numbers are declining. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 157 bald eagles Thursday in cold, clear weather in...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2012


Bald eagles, such as this one snatching a spawning kokanee from Lake Coeur d'Alene, are popular winter birdwatching attractions. But eagles will be only one of dozens of species birders expect to identify during upcoming Christmas Bird Counts. 
 (Photo by Tom Munson / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagle Watch Week Dec. 26-30 at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A bounty of at least 260 bald eagles counted last week bodes well for the annual Eagle Watch Week, Dec. 26-30, along the eastern shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The eagles are congregating for their annual winter feast of spawning kokanee in...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012


Shirley Sturts of Coeur d’Alene Audubon is a long-time organizer of North Idaho Christmas Bird Count groups. (FILE)

CdA Audubon logs record Christmas Bird Count

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Shirley Sturts has just posting this detailed wrap-up of the Coeur d'Alene Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count. It's one of thousands of Christmas Bird Counts underway this month in the region and throughout North America. Here are the details from CdA,...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

A  bald  eagle flies off with its catch at Frentress Lake in the backwaters of the Mississippi River Friday, March 19, 2010, in East Dubuque, Ill. People have reported seeing over fifty  bald  eagles at once. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly)  (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly)

Bald eagle numbers increase at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A total of 121 bald eagles were counted Tuesday in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene, up from 100 eagles counted on Nov. 27 during their annual congregation to feast on spawning kokanee. BLM wildlife biologist Carrie Hugo said...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012


Snowy owls showing up high and low

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Reports of snowy owl sightings have been coming in from all over. Snowshoers reported two of the arctic migrants making a brief pit stop on the towers on top of Mount Spokane. Another observer found one hanging out at Reardan Ponds at...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

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