Thorburn has held offices for the Spokane Audubon Society and Washington Ornithological Society and was the recipient of WDFW's 2010 Volunteer of the Year award for her efforts to help bring sage grouse and sharp-tailed grouse
back to Lincoln County.
My previous Brittany, a tiny little dog named Fancy, hunted almost exclusively Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse
and ruffed grouse in Montana.
Gunnison passed through Huerfano County in his travels through southern Colorado in 1853 and reported grouse (possibly Dusky Grouse [Dendragapus obscurus]) and 'pheasants' (possibly Sharp-tailed Grouse
[Tympanuchus phasianellus] based on written descriptions in Beckwith 1855) before he crossed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains into the San Luis Valley.
Since its creation in 1985, it has boosted populations of ducks, ring-necked pheasants, prairie chickens, Columbian sharp-tailed grouse
and other wildlife by providing areas where they can feed and reproduce.
Excellent duck, goose and sharp-tailed grouse
hunting on the creek and ponds or hunt Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge just a few miles away.
This sustainable landscape offers unique ranching and wildlife benefits, supporting livestock and ecologically important species such as the sharp-tailed grouse
These pines, which can grow hundreds of feet high, make up the habitat for a large number of indigenous mammals, reptiles, and plants, plus many species of birds, including northern goshawks, sharp-tailed grouse
, golden eagles and red-tail hawks.
During the springtime, sharp-tailed grouse
in the colonies strut, ruffle their feathers, and inflate air sacs to impress potential mates.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is trading mountain quail from Douglas County to Idaho in exchange for some Columbia sharp-tailed grouse
Oregon Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse
(Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) On October 11, 2000, the Service and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife signed a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances to benefit the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse
We saw sharp-tailed grouse
standing on the shoulders of the long highway, and once we even struck several of the "prairie chickens," as seven or eight of the birds made a headlong dash in front of the speeding Buick.
Bring binoculars for this section, which offers the best wildlife viewing: more than 230 species of birds--pelicans, golden eagles, prairie falcons--wing the skies over bighorn sheep, mule deer, sharp-tailed grouse
, and soft-shelled turtles.