Greater sage-grouse viewing tours available | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Greater sage-grouse viewing tours available

CRAIG, Colorado – Colorado Parks and Wildlife along with partner Conservation Colorado will lead public tours to view greater sage-grouse in northwest Colorado, from March 28 through April 7.

“If you are a dedicated bird watcher, sage-grouse mating is certainly one for your life-list,” said Watchable Wildlife Coordinator Trina Romero, of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “But even a casual wildlife watcher will be in awe of this beautiful display.”

Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a spot, visit: http://conservationco.org/2013/02/sage-grouse-tours/



For thousands of years, sage-grouse have returned to their traditional breeding grounds, called leks, to perform a dramatic and complex dance as they compete for mates.

Watching male sage-grouse spread their spiked tail feathers and pop their large air sacs is a visual treat for birdwatchers. Hundreds from across the world visit Colorado every year to observe the mating display in person.



Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides a viewing trailer for the guided tour so that people can sit inside and not disturb the grouse on the lek.

“It’s a responsible way to observe lekking behavior, and I highly recommend it,” said Romero. “Ethical wildlife viewing, especially of a sensitive species, should be a priority for all wildlife viewers.”

For dates, times, reservations and further information, visit: http://conservationco.org/2013/02/sage-grouse-tours/.

And, tolearn more about greater sage-grouse, visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Research/Birds/GreaterSageGrouse/Pages/GreaterSageGrouseStudies.aspx


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News


See more