[Tweeters] RFI re Sooty Grouse

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Mon Feb 18 09:04:15 PST 2013


You will be extremely lucky to find a Sooty Grouse between March 15 and 20.
For the entire winter-- extending through the end of March-- Sooty Grouse
spend nearly all the time sitting in coniferous trees, eating the needles,
and are extremely inconspicuous. The males normally start hooting in the
last week of March, and can be located then, but even a hooting male can be
hard to spot high in a dense conifer (they usually sit on a branch near the

If your trip was a month later, you would not have trouble finding Sooty
Grouse. Unfortunately, March 15 to 20 is too early in the season for you to
have much of a chance.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

contopus at telus.net

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Richard
Ricardo Waldrop
Sent: February-18-13 7:19 AM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI re Sooty Grouse

Hello Tweeters,

I will be in Seattle in about three weeks (March 15-20) and would very much
like to find a Sooty Grouse, since I've only seen the Dusky Grouse in
Colorado before the species was split.

Can anyone give me some pointers as to the best place to look for this bird
for those dates? Will exchange info on Ecuador birds for info on the
grouse, ha, ha!

Rick Waldrop

Quito, Ecuador

Ricardo E. Waldrop, D.Miss.
Coordinador de Ministerios Sociales
Iglesia de Dios América Latina
Casilla Postal 17-17-1439
Quito, Ecuador
(+593) 08 594-6817 cel.
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Adjunct Professor of World Mission and Evangelism:
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Cleveland, Tennessee
Seminario Sudamericano
Quito, Ecuador

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