Stories tagged: birding
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
One of my favorite hiking seasons ended Monday, leaving ardent bird hunters with freezers full of healthy meat, fond memories of hoofing hard miles with shotguns in hand, and lean, …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
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 …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
The Spokane Audubon Society is hosting a birding field trip on Oct. 26.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
The bad news was delivered Thursday with the publication of an expansive and detailed National Audubon Society report examining how a warming climate will impact bird species throughout North America.
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
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 …
Thu., July 11, 2019
By the time midnight rolled around June 26, Michael Woodruff was out of bed and in the woods listening intently in the morning darkness.
Wed., April 17, 2019
Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019
She landed at night, the plane touching down a thousand miles west of Hawaii, on a strip of land barely distinguishable from the heaving swells of the Pacific Ocean.
Fri., March 22, 2019
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
The Othello Crane Festival announced its 2019 theme on Monday.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Looking for a beautiful and informative Christmas present? Check out the Spokane Audubon Society’s Birds of Eastern Washington 2019 calendar.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
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 …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
In addition to being a popular pastime, birding is a big business. Bird watchers spend 41 billion annually on trips and equipment.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
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.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite …
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.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.
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 …
Wed., May 17, 2017
Call of the wild prairie: A meadowlark belts out a call from an otherwise camouflaged position among blooming arrowleaf balsamroot west of Spokane. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos …
Thu., April 13, 2017
Outdoors editor Rich Landers wasn’t the only one who had a good day of wildlife observation in Lincoln County last weekend. Following is a birding report that a rain-drenched, wind-whipped …
Sun., March 12, 2017
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
OUTCOMING – The recent weather melt off makes spring bird migrations easier to fathom. Birds already are shifting gears in the hemisphere and some will be flying through this region …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
One of the swell things about marriage is that you have someone who’ll let you know when your mental faculties fly off the tracks like a jackknifed coal train. The …
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.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
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.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Readers who shared their photos helped The Spokesman-Review document the region’s outdoors in 2016, from the earth to the heavens and the wealth of flora, fauna and outdoor recreation in …