Here’s a seemingly simple question: how many bird species are there? And further, what do they look like? How can you tell them apart? Where are they found? When you open a bird guide, where does all that information such as sizes, diets, distributions, and plumage across ages and sexes come from? We often take […]
Greater Sage Grouse occur within the sage steppe ecosystem, which covers 186 million acres in parts of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alberta and Saskatchewan. However, the vast majority of sage grouse—three quarters of the species—occupies just under a third of this area.
Born epic adventurers, Montana’s Harlequin Ducks migrate latitudinally each year, between breeding sites in turbulent, glacially-fed streams of the Rocky Mountains and a wintering range on the rough, coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean. Amphibious swimming skills make these birds seem as at home below the surface as they do above.