Eagle Watching At Rogers Pass, 2008

Eagle Watching At Rogers Pass, 2008 by Russ Van Paepeghem Broadcast 11.26 and 11.29.2019 Listen:   At 5,610 feet, in October, it’s cold. I have coffee waiting in a thermos and a stove to warm it or myself, if the wind blows too hard. I’m seated in the snow with a...

Ghosts Of The North Woods: Great Grey Owls

Great Grey Owls by Lily Vonderheide Broadcast on 9.13.2015 Listen:   One evening while walking along the river just outside of town, winding my way through a meadow fringed with ponderosa pine, I met a Great Grey Owl hunting down amongst the bunchgrass and...

Birding on the Smith

Story by Hank Fischer Photos by Carol Fischer Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “He who hears the rippling of rivers will never despair of anything.” Certainly the whispering waters of Montana’s Smith River have that magical ability to soothe one’s soul. The sixty-mile...

Winter Owls

Owls belong to a group of birds known as raptors or “birds of prey.” Raptors are deft predators that possess sharp talons and down-curved bills – adaptations of their carnivorous diets. Hawks, eagles, and falcons are active during the day (diurnal), while owls are...