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TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

Bald eagles fight over a dead horse. (courtesy)

Trail cam catches battling bald eagles 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Sometimes trail cams are flat out lucky -- as effective as a pro photographer at snapping the shutter at precisely the right moment to capture wildlife in action. Here's a case in point. The two photos, provided by a reader, show not...

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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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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

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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TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 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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TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013

TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

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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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

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

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