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Guided osprey cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Saturday

Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?


Sandpoint osprey cam back online

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 …


Reader photo: Resting spot

An osprey perches on a tree near the Little Pend Oreille lakes, Sunday.


Osprey discovered nesting at the top of the U.S. Pavilion

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

The view from on high: 45 years of studying ospreys in the Pacific Northwest

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 …


Sign up for osprey leg-banding cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene

The popular annual Osprey Boat Cruise that follows biologists checking nests and banding young “fish hawks” is set for July 15 at 9 a.m.


Oregon lawmaker wants osprey to be new state bird

An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace …


U.S. military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities

A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.


Marine who died in crash was mother’s ‘superhero’

The mother of a Marine killed Sunday when a military aircraft crashed in Hawaii says her son joined the Marine Corps because he wanted to “do something bigger and better.” …


Man studies region’s ospreys for four decades

As an adult osprey circled overhead, Wayne Melquist perched an extension ladder against a piling in Cougar Bay and scrambled up to the nest. “There’s two here – one big …


Huckleberries: Osprey weren’t striving to be empty nesters

Times are hard for ospreys, too. Bad luck and bad housekeeping left a feathered couple homeless in Post Falls a few weeks ago. Originally, according to Terry Harris of the …


Studies show drop in local fish toxin

Levels of toxic flame retardants found in fish tissue collected from the Spokane River appear to be dropping, and the amount detected in osprey eggs doesn’t seem to jeopardize their …


Cruise boat strikes windsurfer on lake

A windsurfer sustained a severe leg injury after being hit by a Coeur d’Alene Resort cruise boat Friday.


Idaho asked to keep log booms

A group of Cougar Bay neighbors is asking the Idaho Department of Lands for permission to keep the old logging booms and pilings that make the bay a tranquil spot …


Cougar Bay residents seek protection for ospreys

Osprey have been a stately presence in Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Cougar Bay for three decades, building as many as 20 nests annually on log pilings in the quiet inlet. If …