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Routt County is one of only three counties in Colorado with Columbian Sharp-tailed grouse.

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Birds of a different feather

Although both are native to Northwest Colorado and share similarities in appearance and habitat, Columbian sharp-tailed grouse and greater sage grouse are two different birds.

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The life and rituals of Northwest Colorado’s native grouse

To catch a grouse in its mating dance, you have to wake long before the break of dawn and travel to a lek, likely finishing the journey on foot.


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