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Field Guide for all the Birds of North America




Information, images and range maps on over 1,000 birds of North America, including sub-species, vagrants, introduced birds and possibilities


There are two types of sage-grouse found in North America, the Greater Sage-Grouse and the much rarer and endangered Gunnison Sage-Grouse. Both were once hunted and these upland game birds are in need of protection. Not long ago the Greater Sage-Grouse was commonly found as far north on the continent into the regions of the Canadian prairies but now only a few remain to be seen.

The Canadian government has recently put them on the endangered list and are protecting them in some special areas of their habitat.

Click on bird images or names to see pictures of the Sage-Grouse in North America

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds