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Reader photo: The thaw continues

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2023

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Hummingbirds returning to WA with spring. Here’s how to safely feed world’s smallest bird

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2023

Mar. 22—With spring coming into full swing, birds will be migrating to Washington state, occupying residents' bird feeders. One bird in particular to keep an eye out for is the hummingbird. Hummingbirds are the smallest migrating bird, according to the Seattle Audubon Center. While in flight, their wings flutter up to 80 times a second in a figure-eight motion and up to 30 mph, according to ...
Sports >  Outdoors

The joy of wildlife observation as a pastime

The hobby of wildlife observation has been a dying pastime except perhaps to a few introverted birdwatchers and those trying to spare their urban chickens from the urban coyotes. There is a common assumption that to see wildlife, we must venture into the wild and weather all matter of danger, and what with our clanking Nalgene bottles and yapping children, the animals will scurry a safe distance from our cacophony of “nature viewing.”
Sports >  Outdoors

Reader Photo: Leaving for the summer

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2023

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a rough-legged hawk leaving its perch east of Davenport, Washington, on Sunday. It will be flying back north and won’t return until late October or November, he wrote.
Sports >  Outdoors

Nepal will ban solo hiking in its National Parks

Solo hiking will be banned from Nepal’s national parks starting next month, a move that the country’s tourism board said would reduce the risks for the tens of thousands of adventure seekers who travel to the Himalayan country each year.
Sports >  Outdoors

A day in the life of a fish and wildlife biologist

In a broad, snow-kissed valley near the impossibly wide Columbia River two biologists hunt for disease amidst signs of slaughter. It’s late January and Annemarie Prince and Ben Turncock, two Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists, are digging through the corpse of a deer looking for its lymph nodes. It’s bloody and smelly work since he deer most likely was killed by coyotes, an animal not known for tidy eating habits.
Sports >  Outdoors

KEA will host Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Coeur d’Alene on Friday, March 24 at the Schuler Auditorium on the North Idaho Community college campus at 880 W. Garden Ave.