Avian Specialty Veterinary Services of Alaska

13861 Hillcrest St NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370-8134

(360)271-7000

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Nevada Sage Grouse Translocation

 Adult female sage grouse being bandedIn September, 2016, I went to northern Nevada to assist biologists in the capture of sage grouse. The goal of the project is to improve genetic diversity of specific populations of sage grouse in Washington state. I was just a small part of the action, helping to capture birds, check their health and make them comfortable for the trip, and take samples required for importation to Washington state. I had a great time working with biologists and volunteers. The location was beautiful, even in the dark, which is the best time to capture the birds. The clear, dry air and distance from light pollution, meant that the sky was packed with crystal clear stars and silence. Check out the photos posted on the Facebook page and Twitter feeds. You can learn more about the whole project on the WDFW website.