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Spokane’s Lindell Haggin honored as Audubon Volunteer of the Year

Lindell Haggin, a 50-year member of the Spokane Audubon chapter and long-time board treasurer, was honored among 25 state chapters with Audubon Washington’s 2020 Helen Engle Volunteer of the Year Award the Spokane Audubon Society announced on Tuesday.

Eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille offers easy, peaceful viewing of eagles

While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Searching for this quieter experience, I traveled to Pend Oreille to watch the eagles congregate on a recent late-November day.

Kramer: Birding brightens I90 commute

Becky Kramer discovered a fun way to enliven her 90-minute drive from Idaho to downtown Spokane-- birding. She's even had a "five-hawk" day. Have any other commuters out there found a way to make long drives more enjoyable?

Birding brightens driver’s commute on I-90

I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day of the commute, I found myself watching two pairs of hawks soaring over the freeway. The next day, I started keeping count of hawks and other birds I saw on the drive.

Bird counters fly high from field day

Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have fun at it.

Bald eagles tussle for food in season of plenty

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Despite a 20-year high number of kokanee spawning in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene, bald eagles still occasionally battle for their share. Photographer Carlene Hardt ventured out in the cold weather on New Years eve and captured images...

Eagle Watch Week starts Tuesday at Lake Coeur d’Alene

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The 26th annual Eagle Watch Week sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Fish and Game is set for Dec. 27-31 based out of the Mineral Ridge boat launch and the Mineral Ridge trailhead parking areas along the northeastern...

Mountain ash a festive holiday treat for birds

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- People planning landscaping changes this spring should take a tip from the birds and consider planting a a version of mountain ash. The clustered fruits produced by regular or dwarf varieties are a hit with birds from fall through winter, as the...

Video details bald eagle viewing hot spots on Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles will be gathering again in November and December to feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene. And eagle watchers and photographers will be gathering to view the spectacle. The largest concentration of eagles usually occurs in the Wolf Lodge...