Monday, August 3, 2015

Sage Grouse Numbers Are Up

Two males take a fighting leap during spring courtship rituals on a mating lek in Wyoming.  Photo: Rick McEwan 
Greater sage grouse numbers in the West have grown by nearly two-thirds since 2013, marking what could be a significant rebound to the bird’s previous several years of decline, according to scientists in Western states.  This is undeniably good news, but experts still caution against drawing conclusions as to why, and whether the trend will continue.  Read the full article here.

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