Stories tagged: bird watching
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
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 …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand.
Fri., July 14, 2017
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 …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
On gray mornings in winter, the haunting two-note trill of one of the Northwest’s most secretive birds pierces the chilly air.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
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 …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
A doctor trained to assure the health of human populations has been volunteering for three years to help oversee the well-being of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
People from several states packing binoculars and cameras have been flocking to clusters of Russian olive trees at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston for the past two weeks.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Despite difficult viewing conditions, a near-record count of bald eagles was tallied Wednesday in the weekly winter survey at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
The world’s original songsters will get a featherweight share of the spotlight at the
Sat., March 5, 2016
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016
A northern hawk owl, a rare sighting in the Inland Northwest, was found dead on tribal lands near the Okanogan River last week after it had attracted scores of birdwatchers …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015
Bird watchers are gearing up for the Christmas Bird Count, an annual census that gives experienced birders a platform to involve newcomers in citizen science.
Thu., May 7, 2015
Thu., March 12, 2015
The headline attraction at the annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival has already arrived for the March 27-29 series of programs, field trips and banquets based out of Othello, Washington. Founded …
Fri., March 6, 2015
Birds flock to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, especially in the spring and summer. So it’s no surprise that bird-watchers flock there, too.
Thu., March 5, 2015
Sun., March 1, 2015
OUTHERE – February’s unseasonably warm weather kick-started spring bird migrations into the region. Among the largest and most obvious are the tundra swans that have been finding open water from …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Birders – including a lot of families and kids – are signing up to contribute 15 minutes of their favorite hobby to science. The Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 13-16, …
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Whether it’s in the spirit of citizen science or just an excuse to join other nature lovers in their preferred environment, the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count is luring flocks …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Sun., May 18, 2014
A Bonners Ferry man has the unusual distinction of winning a top prize in a Ducks Unlimited waterfowling photo contest without being able to identify the birds in the picture. …
Thu., May 15, 2014
Exotic species usually spell trouble for natives. Lake trout illegally released in Yellowstone Lake crippled native cutthroat trout populations and raised havoc with the entire ecosystem, including the grizzly bears …
Thu., April 17, 2014
Golden eagles – including one that wore a “backpack” for eight years – are carrying their weight in research that could help curb their gradual decline. Data from an Eastern …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
Winter offers a peaceful opportunity for bird watchers to take stock of their yards. With fewer chores to tend, we can look over the landscape like a farmer and see …
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
Now that the holiday frenzy is over and we are into the depths of whatever Mother Nature brings us for a winter, it’s a perfect time for winter walks and …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
Whether it’s in the spirit of citizen science or just an excuse to join other nature lovers in their preferred environment, the annual Christmas Bird Count is luring flocks of …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
The Spokane Audubon Society once again is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with a colorful palate of avian residents and visitors. The 2014 Birds of Eastern …
Thu., May 9, 2013
It’s unfortunate that birds don’t scream when they die; the din might catch our attention. The killing fields are all around us, from the glass windows in the city to …
Sun., April 28, 2013
OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up …