Sage Grouse Male, photo by US Fish & Wildlife Service

Grousing About Sage Grouse


The Sage Grouse is the largest member of the Galliformes, the chicken-like birds of North America. The Sage Grouse is beautifully adapted to the sage brush habitat of the desert west. In that habitat, it flourishes. A few decades ago, it numbered in the millions; today, by some estimates, the population is down to as…