Stories tagged: birds
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.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
A nonprofit dedicated to getting kids outside is offering a free class on Oct. 5.
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
This summer, my husband, Bill, and I have been treated to some delightful interactions with the birds in our garden. We’ve enticed hummingbirds to sit on our fingers while they …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Birds are a critical part of the natural food chain, and this loss of birds represents a loss of ecological integrity that, along with climate change, suggests that nature as …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, according to a new analysis of bird survey and radar data.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Spokane is a city built in the trees, and over time all manner of birds and animals take up residence in our trees and bushes.
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.
Mon., July 8, 2019
Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?
Wed., May 15, 2019
A merlin carries a parakeet in its talons on Monday
Mon., May 6, 2019
The osprey pair at Sandpoint’s Memorial Field dubbed “Sandy and Pete” has returned from winter migration – and the avian stars are already putting on a show as they build …
Wed., April 17, 2019
Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.
Sat., April 13, 2019
While we all reap rewards from our edible crops, flowers are an equally important component. In addition to attracting pollinators, hummingbirds, and butterflies, they delight us with their beautiful colors …
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.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
A mother osprey perches high above the Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park. Spike Lynch captured this shot early in December.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
While owls might not be able to move their eyeballs around like you can, they more than make up for this by turning their heads, which gives them a really …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will host a “Raptor Rampage” open house Saturday and no, that doesn’t have anything to do with dinosaurs. Instead the center will showcase its …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death.
Thu., July 19, 2018
In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered …
Sat., June 9, 2018
A family of the raptors has been seen at the top of the structure’s 145 foot mast, as the city moves forward with plans to renovate the iconic building. The …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds
Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
While many birds may seem frail and ill-suited to survive frigid winter temperatures, the truth is they’re masters at surviving cold weather.
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.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company’s growing arsenal of migratory bird tools were recently put to use to scare about 1,100 birds off of the Berkeley Pit.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, has won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of mallards that will become the face of wetlands conservation …