brendan cook <>
Grouse Grand Slam
Joseph Morlan <>
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:16:37 -0700
On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:30:48 -0700, brendan cook <>
>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)
It's usually called a "Chicken Run" normally consisting of an April trip to
the four corners of Colorado where it is possible to get
With a summer trip to Alaska one could reasonably add
To add Sooty Grouse would require a separate trip to one of the Pacific
states or British Columbia.
Colorado "Chicken Runs" are quite popular and lots of fun but getting all
12 species in a single two-week trip would be crazy.
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
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