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Possible Wolf Lodge Bay development has some worrying about Kokanee salmon, bald eagles and traffic

Neighbors and an Idaho environmental group are concerned that a proposed development on Wolf Lodge Bay in Coeur d’Alene could damage Kokanee salmon spawning beds, hurt the annual bald eagle …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Where eagles flirt: A D.C. tale of love, loss and raccoons

It’s a tale with everything you’d need for a soap opera, bald eagle-style: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Two rescued bald eagles will be released into the wild near Pasco. You can watch.

More than a year ago Mark Taff spotted a large bird sitting under a bush in his Richland backyard.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Reader photo: Eagle leftovers

The bald eagles that flock to Coeur d’Alene lake to feed on kokanee draw their fair share of praise and photos every year. The often-overlooked player in the entire drama? …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

As salmon spawn, eagles return in numbers to Lake Coeur d’Alene

Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.


Reader photo: Dead on

Jerry Rowles took this photo of a bald eagle headed straight toward him on Dec. 9. Rowles was between Beauty Bay and Mineral Ridge on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The images …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Bald eagle recovery stands out as amazing story

Every time I think about it, I contemplate the dramatic change in the eagle population that has taken place over the course of a few decades.


Coeur d’Alene eagles continue to wow

Three-hundred and forty-three bald eagles were counted on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Tuesday.


Eagle numbers continue to soar in Coeur d’Alene

Carrie Hugo, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 110 bald eagles Tuesday. It’s the season’s second annual count of the iconic bird on Coeur d’Alene lake.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Record eagle count at Lake Coeur d’Alene

A new record for bald eagles was set Wednesday during their annual gathering at Lake Coeur d’Alene to feed on spawning kokanee.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Weekly Coeur d’Alene bald eagle count cut short by weather, likely would have broken record again

The weekly Coeur d’Alene eagle count was cut short by inclement weather, said Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist.


Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but the majestic birds are still dying from another environmental …


Bald eagles make big comeback in San Francisco Bay Area

Endangered bald eagles are making a comeback in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a national boom following decades of environmental investment.


Two bald eagles released in Pacific Northwest after rehab

A cold and steady rain fell Tuesday afternoon at McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where Lynn Tompkins and Samantha Castoldi arrived with two bald eagles in plastic carriers.


Inland Northwest’s eagles a wildlife success story

While the garden is hidden under snow, head to Lake Coeur d’Alene to see the bald eagles that come each winter to feast on spawned-out kokanee.


Washington changes protections for bald eagles, marbled murrelet

Washington state has removed bald eagles and peregrine falcons from the state’s endangered species list while increasing protections for lynx and marbled murrelets.


Coeur d’Alene Tribe opens Northwest’s first tribal eagle aviary

The first tribal eagle aviary in the Northwest is opening on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, which will allow the tribe to keep captive bald and golden eagles and collect …


Officer evicts Lake CdA eagle watchers

Bald eagle numbers continue to increase at Lake Coeur d’Alene in time for the annual Eagle Watch event that starts Saturday. However, an Idaho State Police trooper gave the boot …


Bald eagles crowd Lake Pend Oreille

Santa isn’t the only white-headed caller from way up north swooping down to delight holiday revelers. Bald eagles, passing through as they migrate south, have congregated in large numbers on …


In brief: Bald eagle numbers grow on Lake Coeur d’Alene

The number of bald eagles has nearly doubled since last week for their annual gathering to feast on kokanee spawning in the northeast corner of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Carrie Hugo, …


Field reports: Three poachers at Banks Lake net 377 fish

FISHING – Three men illegally using gillnets caught 376 whitefish and a trout from Banks Lake before being apprehended on Dec. 8 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police. …


In brief: Free snowmobile-centered Avalanche Safety Course offered by Idaho Parks and Recreation

A free snowmobile-centered Avalanche Safety Course is being offered from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday in Liberty Lake. Preregistration is required. Contact Blair Geiger, email: Blair. Geiger@idpr.idaho.gov or call (208) 769-1511.


Field reports: Wolf-shooting case in prosecutor’s hands

POACHING – A Whitman County wolf-shooting case has been turned over by state officers to County Prosecutor Denis Tracy. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police delivered their evidence to …


Field reports: Farmers raise fees, aid wolf control

PREDATORS – Idaho Farm Bureau Federation members have passed a proposal to raise the state brand renewal fee by $25 to increase funding for wolf-control efforts by Idaho Wildlife Services. …


Bald eagle count climbs to 217 at Lake CdA

The bald eagle count at Lake Coeur d’Alene had climbed to 217 eagles on Monday, according to Carrie Hugo, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist.


Migrating eagles put on a show

Bald eagles are congregating at Lake Coeur d’Alene to feast on spawning kokanee in Wolf Lodge Bay. On Wednesday, there were 129 eagles counted, said Carrie Hugo, a wildlife biologist …


Out & About: New hunters bypass hunter ed in Idaho

OUTFIELD – To encourage potential new hunters, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is offering novices the opportunity to hunt for up to one year before completing a hunter education …


Out & About: 238 bird species tallied in Spokane County ‘Big Year’

OUTCOUNT – Unless there’s a stray report still to come in, Inland Northwest Birders and Spokane Audubon tallied 238 species in their 2012 Spokane County “Big Year” effort to spot …


Out & About: Schweitzer avalanche indicates ice layer

OUTSLIDE – Three skiers were buried, but quickly rescued by other skiers, in small inbounds avalanches on the Headwall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Dec. 7, Sean Briggs, resort spokesman, …


Eagles soar over Wolf Lodge Bay

Bald eagles are congregating earlier and in larger numbers than last year for their annual feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Carrie Hugo, wildlife biologist with the U.S. …