Tag: shortgrass prairie

The REAL Chicken Dance

Written by | May 1st, 2009

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Most of you probably missed it, but last weekend marked the 8th annual High Plains Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival in Milnesand, New Mexico (its hard to find, though I’ve put a picture above to help out!). I’ve been a participant and field trip leader for the festival for many years and it’s one of the highlights […]

State of the Birds: Grassland Birds Are Not Looking Good

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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The U.S. State of the Birds Report analyzes bird populations by habitat types — and the habitat that most jumps out at me as of great concern is grasslands. The grassland bird indicator in the report clearly shows that these species are doing consistently worse than those in other habitat types. Grasslands also have a […]

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