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Black bird watchers draw attention to racial issues outdoors

A Black bird watcher who was targeted in New York City’s Central Park by a white woman after he told her to leash her dog. It didn't culminate in any arrests, and Amy Cooper later issued an apology. But it has brought attention to how the great outdoors can be far from great for Black people.

Alaska birding adventure on Spokane Audubon agenda

One of the youngest members of the Spokane Audubon chapter – 18-year-old Curtis Mahon, an Eastern Washington University student working on a wildlife biology degree – will talk Nov. 13 about the birds, bears and other wildlife he saw and photographed during this past summer when he worked in Denali National Park in Alaska.

Spokane Audubon chapter presents ‘Birding Florida’

The Spokane Audubon chapter’s next meeting program, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riverview Community Bldg. (2117 E. North Crescent Ave.), will be “Birding Florida,” presented by former Palouse Audubon chapter president Ron Force of Moscow, Idaho, a retired University of Idaho dean.

Reader photo: Urban Blue Jay

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a blue jay near Steptoe Butte on Saturday. According to the Audubon Society, the raucous and colorful bird is slowly expanding its range into the Northwest. Logging of Eastern forests initially depressed the species’ population, but the birds have adapted to nesting in cities.

It’s a record! Surge of bald eagles flocks to Lake Coeur d’Alene

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles by the hundreds this week have smashed the record for their annual gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene to feed on spawning kokanee. A record 314 bald eagles was counted today in the survey of the eagle season by Carrie Hugo,...

Snowy owl brightens Lincoln County landscape

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- With no snow on the ground, a white snowy owl stands out in the Lincoln County landscape on Saturday. Snowy owls are arctic birds that come south as far as the northern tier of states to hunt rodents during winter. They're stunning...