Gunnison’s Sage-Grouse, a grassland galliform that puts on a serious show during mating season, has lost nearly 90 percent (and counting) of its habitat to development and energy extraction. Now that we have an administration more sympathetic to the plight of endangered species than the previous one, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to reconsider protecting the sage-grouse. Keep your fingers crossed! If you don’t even know what a sage-grouse is, here is the answer.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.