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One of the major keys to bird identification is behavior. Behavior includes such things as feeding, singing, moving, sitting and/or whether a bird is in a flock. Lately as full migration ramps…

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Brian Winterlich and his son had a close encounter with a Columbia River humpback whale while fishing from a Hobie kayak at the Washington end of the Astoria-Megler Bridge on Sept. 7.

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WILLAPA BAY — There are two kinds of bird enthusiasts. People who occasionally venture outdoors and those who lug their binoculars with them everywhere they go.

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OCEAN PARK — Business owner Colleen Smith is more used to being complimented on her coffee than being serenaded by poets.

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WILLAPA BAY — Clad in their distinctive white lab coats, a dozen young scientists observed and noted details then tested hypotheses during the Oysterville Science Academy which concluded last week.

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As President of the Beach Barons Car Club I am pleased to welcome you to our 36th annual Rod Run to the End of the World. The Beach Barons have approximately 100 members. Because we are on the…

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ILWACO — With its chemotherapy program shut down by regulators, Ocean Beach Hospital is continuing to evaluate what it can still do for cancer patients, a matter that CEO Larry Cohen discussed…

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LONG BEACH — “We don’t do too many of the “r” words,” Aaron Tremblay said, who, along with his wife Mallory Kolinski, owns The Lamp Camp. “Rules. There are rules,” he continued, “but it’s kind…

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Some birds are named for the scientist or person who first discovered them. Others are named for a friend or colleague of the person who discovered the species, while others are named for thei…

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Vernon Vergara of Raymond, a retired U.S. Navy chaplain, has developed a new career as a professional artist favoring the Japanese technique of Gyotaku, which involves using a real fish to cre…

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For Melissa Vergara, art is a hobby. She likes to use blues and greens to provide an ocean-type background to her fish prints.

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In honor of peak summer visitor season on Washington's southwest coast, here is an assortment of early postcards from circa 1900-1910 featuring beach scenes in Long Beach and Ocean Park.

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There is nothing lovelier than our ocean beaches on a warm, sunny summer's day, especially at low tide. At this time of year shorebirds abound as they stop here to rest and feed before flying …

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LONG BEACH — The 2019-20 razor clam season doesn't start until October, but the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is already busy making stock assessments, a major step in deciding ho…