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Outdoors blog migrations archive

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Film: fascinating insight on obstacles to migration

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Last week, Wyoming researchers released their report on the longest mule deer migration in the world, which was happening virtually unrealized for who knows how long. This amazing short video, using remote camera photography, illustrates the man-made obstacles these mule deer must...

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MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014


They're back! Red-winged blackbirds are harbingers of spring.
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Bird migrations kicking into gear

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The spring bird migration often subtly comes to our attention. Other times, it's obvious even to the casual observer. Here's a head's up from the weekend by birder Terry Gray in the Palouse: Today in east Moscow there were many American Robins...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

A herd of deer uses a wildlife underpass on Highway 21 east of Boise not long after it was constructed in spring 2011.

Migrations Part 1: Roadkill pegs critter movements

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Migrations are the topic of this week's wildlife story series Idaho Fish and Game is presenting online during the department's 75th anniversary observance. In Part 1 of the three-part post of "reminders" on migrations, the department notes that mammal movements can be...

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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, MAY 9, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Clouds of snow geese darken skies in Montana 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- More than 50,000 snow geese have been resting at Freezeout Lake near Great Falls, Mont., on their annual spring migration. Snow geese are the only waterfowl I know of that are hunted during spring migrations as part of an effort by the...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

A flock of pintail ducks in flight. (Jaime Johnson)

Migrating waterfowl making a buzz at Turnbull

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Migrating waterfowl are providing plenty of noise and action for birdwatchers visiting Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge this week. Here's today's report from Mike Rule, refuge wildlife biologist: For the past week there have been over 100 white swans on Turnbull National Wildlife...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

Pronghorns are among many western wildlife species that depend on migration routes to survive the four seasons.  (Wildlife Conservation Society)

Report: many western species need room to roam

WILDLIFE -- A conservation group is putting a Spotlight on wildlife migrations. Wildlife Conservation Society report tracks migration routes in the West In its new report, "Spectacular Migrations in the Western U.S.," (pdf) the Wildlife Conservation Society discusses the importance of maintaining ecologically intact corridors...

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