Nocturnal Critters

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Field Work, General News and Info, Photography1 Comment

Conducting Flammulated Owl surveys requires a LOT of driving around during the dark as we try to get to our numerous ‘survey road points’. Sometimes we drive through forest, other times we drive through sagebrush on our way to forest; either way we see a lot of really cool nocturnal animals while driving. Often we also see lots of diurnal … Read More

Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek and birding near Weiser, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding2 Comments

A few days ago, Alex and I and our friends Jack, Eddie, and Oly traveled north to Weiser, Idaho to join a local bird club on a field trip to see a Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek. A lek is an area where male grouse gather to display to female grouse.  These leks are often used for many years.  The lek we observed was … Read More