Gunnison Sage-Grouse

Huddled in our blind on a cold dark morning we felt certain the Golden Eagle would again streak in and flush the Gunnison Sage-Grouse as it did yesterday. Fortunately, we were wrong. Instead, David and I enjoyed a beautiful morning filming and recording grouse as they displayed, mated, and fought. At least fifteen males and ten or more females were present and active around our blind.

We are on a tight schedule so thats it for now. Check my stock archive in a few weeks to see all the photos!


Strutting male Gunnison Sage-Grouse. The display of this speceis differs significantly from that of the Greater Sage-Grosue and led researchers to declare it a unique species in 2000. Gunnison County, Colorado. (Gerrit Vyn)
Strutting male Gunnison Sage-Grouse. The display of this speceis differs significantly from that of the Greater Sage-Grosue and led researchers to declare it a unique species in 2000. Gunnison County, Colorado. (Gerrit Vyn)



Adult female Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus). Gunnison County, Colorado. April. (Gerrit Vyn)
Adult female Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus). Gunnison County, Colorado. April. (Gerrit Vyn)


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