Wednesday, April 11th: 5:15 am
GREATER SAGE-GROUSE LEK, HENEFER
Leader: Roberta Wherritt
This is a wonderful opportunity to witness the spectacular pageantry of male Sage Grouse strutting on their ancestral lek at dawn. You may leave afterwards or join us for breakfast in Morgan, and continue birding in the Henefer area.
Meet in SE corner of ShopKo parking lot in Sugarhouse (behind Red Lobster) near 1300 East exit from I-80 by 5:15am to receive handouts giving directions and Lek etiquette information, and to arrange carpools.The drive to Henefer takes about an hour.
Call Roberta (274-3058) if you plan to attend.
Henefer, East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan, Wanship
We saw about 30-40 Greater Sage-Grouse males strutting and 6
females, although there may have been more.
In the heron rookery at the waste water treatment plant near Henefer
we saw a Canada Goose on a heron nest!
Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Merganser,
Greater Sage-Grouse, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk,
American Kestrel, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Bonaparte’s Gull, California Gull,
Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow,
Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Spotted Towhee,
Fox Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer’s Blackbird,
Cassin’s Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
Great Blue Heron