Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Good afternoon!

We had a successful last open day for the season today! It was warm with a temperature of 41°F, and cloudy skies. 13 birds were seen in the North Meadow, chasing, fighting, and displaying. 2 more birds were seen on top of the East Ridge, for a total of 15 birds for our last viewing day!

The 8th, 9th, and 10th will all be closed days.

Thank you all for a great season with lots of Gunnison sage grouse! We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Happy birding!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Good morning!

Over the weekend we had some typical days on the lek. About 2-3 males were seen on the East Ridge both mornings, and the temperatures were still pretty cold at about 28°F.

This morning was 33°F with a slight breeze and very little cloud cover. The ground was damp, and the meadow and traditional lek continue to be flooded from spring runoff and other precipitation. Birds in the North Meadow flushed at about 6:30, and the grouse on the ridge were visible for about 15 minutes before they stepped over to the other side. No birds were seen after 7:00am. A total of 7 males, 1 female, and 1 unknown were seen.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 5/7) is the last open day for the season. May 8, 9, and 10th will be closed days.

Hope to see everyone out there tomorrow morning!

Happy birding!