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.
As temperatures cool across Montana and we bid bon voyage to many of our feathered, warm-weather residents—we also say a temporary goodbye to a local icon. Western Montana’s Osprey begin departing for warmer climes in mid-September.