Category: Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse

A male sharp-tailed grouse proudly displays his dominance around a lek in rural Saskatchewan.

Sharp tailed grouse throat display WM

While they aren’t the biggest or flashiest grouse species, their stomping dances are some of the most entertaining to watch.


When I was walking around Akamina Lake in Waterton searching for moose I almost stepped on this spruce grouse chick and her mother.  These birds will often sit along trails and only at the last instant will they fly off and usually not too far which makes them great photography subjects, but you have to wonder how smart they are!