The Spruce Grouse population in New York State is shrinking to near oblivion and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is on the case.  Overall, the species is not in danger, as there are large and robust populations further north.  While I want to see a Spruce Grouse in New York some day in order to increase my (meaningless) New York State list I have to question any decision to spend lots of money to support a population in the state when there are actual endangered species that could use help.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.