One of our most significant concerns is that oil and gas leasing and drilling will no longer be actively guided away from sage grouse
habitat under the new guidelines, the senators wrote.
We'd hike 2 or 3 miles between possible sage grouse
spots, and then find birds less than half the time.
Brood habitats of sympatric sage grouse
and Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in Wyoming.
Influence of changes in sagebrush on Gunnison sage grouse
in southwestern Colorado.
A male sage grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus) struts for a female at a lek, an open area where males perform courtship displays.
Reproduction and habitat use by Sage Grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus) in a northern fringe population [thesis].
One bustle in particular grabbed my full attention; a simply designed and elegantly crafted Arapaho bustle of sage grouse
Gorny said BLM officials delayed the release of the document to address comments received during the internal administrative review process, as well as to clarify management objectives related to sage grouse
and visual and other public resources.
Decreases in greater sage grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus) numbers throughout the western United States have been attributed to declining habitat quantity and quality.
In this report, we're made privy to a lot of eccentric experiments conducted by scientists -- one creates a "fembot" sage grouse
to more closely observe the mating call and dance of the male; others alter the coloring of male barn swallows or butterflies to influence the females' choice of mate.
But the greater sage grouse
, probably more than any other creature, is inextricably bound to its sagebrush surroundings.
Forest dwelling birds such as Townsend's solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) and mountain chickadee (Parus gambeli) are replacing grassland obligate species such as sage grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus) and western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) in larger stands.