Grouse Grand Slam

To: brendan cook <>, "" <>
Subject: Grouse Grand Slam
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:54:32 +0000
Hi Brendan,

April is the time for the famous 'Chicken Run' in Colorado, where you can
get the following grouse at their leks:
Dusky Grouse Dendragapus obscurus
Greater Sage Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
Gunnison Sage Grouse Centrocercus minimus
Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus
Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido
Lesser Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus

White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucura

This leaves you with the following species:
Ruffed Grouse
Spruce (& Franklin's) Grouse
Willow Ptarmigan
Rock Ptarmigan
Sooty Grouse



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On 26/06/14 5:30 AM, "brendan cook" <> wrote:

>Hi All,
>I am currently on the homeward leg of an Alaskan bird watching trip.
>During my travels I was speaking to some hunters in Barrow who were
>gloating about a recent Grouse Grand Slam where they had shot three
>grouse species in a day in Idaho.
>This got me thinking, would it be possible to complete a non-lethal
>Grouse Grand Slam with all 7 North American grouse species (12 species if
>you include ptarmigan and prairie-chicken) being observed during the
>breeding season in one short, say 2week trip?
>From what I can gather this would involve crossing through at least 4
>states (Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Kansas and maybe even venturing
>across the boarder into British Columbia)
>Does anyone know if this is possible? Has it been done? There are
>probably tour guides out there offering this service but I couldn't
>locate any during a quick internet search!
>It would be quite an adventure!!!
>Brendan Cook
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