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Event Category: Birding Festival
Date of Event: April 22, 2013 (Monday)
Time of Event: Dawn
Event Site: Seney NWR
Event Description: Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey - Volunteers help with a Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey. The sight and sound of sharp-tailed grouse dancing on a lek (dancing/breeding ground) is one of nature's true spectacles. Males stomp their feet as fast as they can, causing their tails to rattle. At the same time they inflate purple neck sacks, called gular, which produce a unique sound. Meanwhile the females sit back and watch carefully to select their mate. The romance is fleeting and the hen will be left to raise the young on her own. Couple this show with the early morning light of dawn and you have the backdrop for a wonderful and unforgettable morning.
Geographic Region: US - Midwest
State/Province: Michigan
Contact Information: Sara Giles, (906) 586-9851 x10, sara_giles@fws.gov
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