Friday, April 15, 2016

CANCELLED field trip: Sage-Grouse lek

Dawn at the lek. Photo by Libby Megna.
UPDATE: Due to the forecasted inclement weather through the weekend, and the winter conditions that have already started, we have decided to CANCEL our trip to the sage-grouse trip on Saturday, April 16. We have decided not to reschedule the trip this time. Hopefully we have better luck next year.

UPDATE: The trip has been postponed to April 2 due to the snowstorm and resulting poor road conditions.

This Saturday, March 26 On April 16, weather permitting, we will head out to a Greater Sage-Grouse lek. Come and watch these iconic birds strut their stuff on their display ground. Meet at 6 am at the Eppson Senior Center parking lot, at Curtis St. and 3rd St. We will carpool to the lek at 6:10 am sharp.  The early start is totally worth it--there's nothing like being audience to dozens of male Sage-Grouse calling and dancing to attract mates.

Female Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo © Shawn Billerman.


  1. Would anyone mind picking me up to go to the Epson Center from 6th and Custer? I don't drive so will be hoping to carpool but I don't necessarily expect the person who gives me a ride to the Epson Center to be the same person I carpool with. My name is lyn and my email is Thanks.

    1. Hi Lyn, I just wanted to note that the trip has been postponed to April 2. Please drop us a note at if you are able to make it on the 2nd and need a ride.

      Good birding!