Stories tagged: birds
Thu., July 11, 2019, 6 a.m.
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, 1:26 p.m.
Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?
Wed., May 15, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
A merlin carries a parakeet in its talons on Monday
Mon., May 6, 2019, 5 p.m.
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, 4:30 p.m.
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, 3:27 p.m.
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, 10:02 a.m.
As the Spokane region thaws, bird-watchers are looking to the skies.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
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, 5 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 8:31 p.m.
For birds, understanding neighborhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death.
Thu., July 19, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 2:50 p.m.
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, 3:58 p.m.
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, 4:04 p.m.
The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 10:52 a.m.
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, 5:25 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Wild critters can’t heed health agency warnings to take refuge indoors from the pall of wildfire smoke smothering the West. They’re stuck outside, coping with bad air quality much as …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
A Spokane Fish Hatchery manager says the staff will review procedures after small trout released in Sprague Lake last week became the main course for a feeding frenzy of gulls.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
A group of Washington volunteers are working to save baby great blue herons injured last week’s Anacortes-area windstorm.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Boise State University researchers have been awarded a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to monitor the effects of climate change on bird migration.