For the many Lewiston-Clarkston Valley residents who enjoy feeding the community’s abundant flocks of ducks and geese, Jen Bruns of Idaho Fish and Game in Lewiston has this suggestion for their next excursion: Consider taking photographs with a camera, sketching pictures in a notepad or writing observations in a journal instead of bringing a loaf of white bread.

Water, food and a safe environment are the three things a person needs to attract birds to their yard, according to Washington State University Master Gardener Bonnie Orr.

Wildlife experts say regularly washing outside bird feeders and keeping the area around feeders swept clean remains important, even after salmonella contamination in wild birdseed appears to have subsided in the Pacific Northwest.

Being mindful of windows, reducing plastics and prioritizing native plants are some of the simplest ways people can protect the birds they love.

It may come as a surprise to many who live with their antics and mess, but wild turkeys haven’t always been a pain in this neck of the woods.

As their beloved pet sits curled up, purring on their lap, it may be easy for cat owners to forget that underneath that fuzzy, cuddly and cute exterior beats the heart of a cold-blooded killer.

Here is a small sample of the many birds found throughout north central Idaho and southeastern Washington that Lewiston Tribune photographers found interesting enough to snap a picture of. Get started with your own birding by checking off each bird you spot or photograph.

Washington State University’s raptor recovery and rehabilitation program is hoping to replenish the numbers of its all-volunteer club after membership dropped off during the pandemic.

The Daily News is set to publish a premium edition focused on birds and birdwatching in the region, and the skill it takes to photograph those birds. Check out this podcast explaining the passion and the process.