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The Comeback Kid! 
Canada geese raising families everywhere in Pacific County as spring gathers momentum
MADELINE KALBACH PHOTO
The Comeback Kid! Canada geese raising families everywhere in Pacific County as spring gathers momentum
Canadian Goose by Kalbach 4/19

Featured Stories

‘This Nest of Dangers’: Two for the show
‘This Nest of Dangers’: Two for the show
Why Peacock Spit is named Peacock Spit
West Coast salmon season dates set
Chinook and coho retention OK’d for Washington coastal waters
Shad fishing in Washington
Shad fishing in Washington
How and where to catch shad in Washington, and what to do with them after you’ve caught them
Willapa recognized as ‘Site of International Importance’ for birds
Willapa recognized as ‘Site of International Importance’ for birds

By AMY NILE

anile@chinookobserver.com

PENINSULA — As an estimated 250,000 shorebirds flock in, for springtime stops along the Long Beach Peninsula and Willapa Bay, the area is being noted as a critical point along their migration...

In Oysterville next week:
Mary Garvey, singer of stories
In Oysterville next week: Mary Garvey, singer of stories
Oysterville Schoolhouse Talk - Mary Garvey
Local author releases action/romance novel set on Long Beach Peninsula
Local author releases action/romance novel set on Long Beach Peninsula

SEAVIEW — Seaview author Kent D. Walsh this week celebrates the nationwide release of his new book, “Legend of Beards Hollow.”

In the story, William Robinson was captured by vicious pirates. After escaping into the sea, he...

Birdwatching: 
Storm drives Virginia rail within viewing distance
Birdwatching: Storm drives Virginia rail within viewing distance
Birding Article 4/12
Community Calendar
Calendar of Events 4/12
BIRDWATCHING 
The gadwall is a ‘pirate extraordinaire!’
BIRDWATCHING The gadwall is a ‘pirate extraordinaire!’
Gadwell Bird Article - Kalbach
Salty Talks: Birds and other wildlife of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
Salty Talks
Quilt Trunk Show and Sale features Karen Snyder
CPHM Bed Turning - Karen Snyder
Community Calendar
Calendar 4/5
Cape Despair?
Cape Despair?
Rare visit offers seldom-seen details of historic lighthouse’s interior
Birdathon to raise funds for wildlife center
Birdathon to raise funds for wildlife center

ASTORIA — Wildlife Center of the North Coast, in partnership with event founder, Susan Peterson, is hosting the 5th annual Birdathon birding and fundraising event on April 8 and 9.

“Birdathon is a fun, all-ages event that...

USCG keeps eyes on Columbia’s entryway
USCG keeps eyes on Columbia’s entryway

CAPE D — They say that on a clear day you can see forever. Looking out the windows of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cape Disappointment observation tower, you can see how this might be true.

Situated just below Cape D lighthouse, the tiny...

Volunteers make huge difference at Willapa Refuge Complex
Volunteers make huge difference at Willapa Refuge Complex
Volunteers recognized Willapa National Wildlife
Birdwatching 
Ring-necked Duck: Would you change its name?
Birdwatching Ring-necked Duck: Would you change its name?
Ring Necked Duck by Madeline Kalbach
PAA soon to host 26th Annual Spring Art Show
PAA soon to host 26th Annual Spring Art Show
PAA Art Show 3/29
Learn about Jack’s Country Store: A family affair
Learn about Jack’s Country Store: A family affair
Oysterville schoolhouse Tom Downer
This Nest of Dangers: Columbia fur trading came at a steep cost
This Nest of Dangers: Columbia fur trading came at a steep cost

The American fur-trading experiment known as Fort Astoria had a brief life. One expression of the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain was Canada’s North West Company buying out the assets of the Astor’s Pacific Fur Co. in...

Community Calendar
Calendar 3/29
American Legion Walk for Veterans coming to Long Beach

LONG BEACH — The American Legion will hold a Walk for Veterans through downtown Long Beach on April 21. Leading the Walk will be American Legion Department of Washington Commander Wayne Elston.

“The purpose of this Walk is to raise...

World War I tunes will highlight American Legion Band concert at Raymond Theatre
American Legion Band to Perform

Celebrations

Outdoors

The Comeback Kid! Canada geese raising families everywhere in Pacific County as spring gathers momentum
Canadian Goose by Kalbach 4/19
Canada goose facts

Canada geese (Branta canadensis) are among the most familiar birds in Washington. They are a source of recreation for bird watchers and hunters...

Willapa recognized as ‘Site of International Importance’ for birds
Birdwatching: Storm drives Virginia rail within viewing distance
BIRDWATCHING The gadwall is a ‘pirate extraordinaire!’

Fishing

Lower Columbia spring Chinook fishing on upward trend

Recreational angling improved last week in the Columbia River from the river’s mouth to Bonneville Dam, prompting the two-state Columbia...

West Coast salmon season dates set
Chinook and coho retention OK’d for Washington coastal waters
Shad fishing in Washington

Discovery Coast

Hiking

History

‘This Nest of Dangers’: Two for the show
Why Peacock Spit is named Peacock Spit
Cape Despair?
Rare visit offers seldom-seen details of historic lighthouse’s interior
This Nest of Dangers: Columbia fur trading came at a steep cost