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Outdoors blog migrations archive

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016


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

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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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 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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