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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

When the birds are ready to mate, they develop a distinct knob on the end of their giant bills to showcase to potential partners

Wildlife of the Week: American white pelican

MASON MARON July 29, 2022

The American white pelican is one of the largest birds in North America, with a massive wingspan of up to 9 feet and a face resembling dinosaurs. In famed naturalist Aldo Leopold’s well-known publication...

A mother raccoon and her young peer down from a tree July 20, 2019, in Cannon Beach, Ore.

Wildlife of the Week: Common Raccoon

MASON MARON July 22, 2022

The common raccoon is an animal familiar to many around the world. The species has become a component of global pop culture, from representing a Marvel superhero to rubbing its paws in a popular gif, these...

Cliff Swallows arrive in the U.S. in April but head back down toward South America around August

Wildlife of the Week: Cliff Swallow

MASON MARON July 15, 2022

Taking its place as one of the most common and widespread bird species in the U.S., the Cliff Swallow is an incredible swallow species that naturally builds nests out of wet mud on the ledges of cliffs,...

You can find pikas resting in the rocky slopes of the Cascade and Rocky Mountains

Wildlife of the Week: American Pika

MASON MARON July 8, 2022

In the rocky, talus slopes of the Cascades and Rocky Mountains, a small mammal called a pika finds its home among the boulders. Slightly bigger than a softball, the American pika is a close relative...

The house sparrow is present across all continents besides Antarctica

Wildlife of the Week: House Sparrow

MASON MARON July 1, 2022

The House Sparrow is a small songbird found across the globe, present on all continents except for Antarctica.  This species has been introduced in all locations outside of its native range in Europe...

A Vireo perched on a treebranch.

Wildlife of the Week: Warbling Vireo

MASON MARON June 24, 2022

In the springs and summers of Pullman, one can often hear the bubbly song of the Warbling Vireo.  This small songbird does well in urban and suburban areas, building its nests in forested parks...

Watch out for this reptiles distinct tail rattle.

Wildlife of the Week: The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

MASON MARON June 17, 2022

The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake is found throughout the dry, arid parts of the Pacific Northwest, including the Palouse. They range from Southwestern Canada to Northern Mexico, generally inhabiting...

The Black-billed Magpie is a member of the Corvidae family.

Wildlife of the Week: Black-billed Magpie

MASON MARON June 3, 2022

The Black-billed Magpie is a bird species familiar to any student attending classes at WSU. Placed alongside crows and ravens in the Corvidae family, these birds are incredibly intelligent. They also...

The finch species has a decurved bill that is used to feed on nectar.

Wildlife of the week: ‘I’iwi

MASON MARON May 23, 2022

The ʻIʻiwi, also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper, is a unique finch species found only in the Hawaiian islands. The finch species has a long, decurved bill specialized for feeding...

A calliope hummingbird flies in the University of Idaho Arboretum on Aug. 25, 2020 in Moscow, Idaho.

Wildlife of the week: Calliope hummingbird

MASON MARON April 21, 2022

The calliope hummingbird is the smallest bird in all of the U.S., averaging around only 2.5 grams, or .005 pounds, according to Birds of the World.  These tiny hummingbirds spend their winters in southern...

A White-Nosed Coati runs through grass, Dec. 25, 2021, in Costa Rica.

Wildlife of the Week: White-nosed coati

MASON MARON April 14, 2022

White-nosed coati are a widespread relative of the raccoons found around Pullman, although these mammals live mainly from southern Arizona to northern Argentina, according to the Smithsonian National...

A male White-Headed Woodpecker rests on a pine tree, May 5, 2019, in Cle Elum, Wash.

Wildlife of the Week: white-headed woodpecker

MASON MARON March 31, 2022

The white-headed woodpecker is a species of woodpecker only found in western North America, with its range mapped on Birds of the World as following the Cascades and Sierra Nevadas. This unique species...

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