Explore.org: Sage Grouse Lek Cam (Bend, Oregon)

Every year from March through May, male sage grouse come to communal mating grounds, or leks, to show off their moves.

In hopes of impressing some very picky hens, these males puff their chests, fan their feathers and really strut their stuff. Once commonly found across 16 states and three Canadian provinces, the greater sage grouse occurs today in only 11 states and two provinces and in much smaller numbers—estimates range from 200,000 to 500,000 individuals. Successful mating—and protected lek habitat—is critical to the greater sage grouse’s survival. The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working together with a multitude of partners to ensure both the greater sage grouse and its sagebrush habitat are protected.

Between 5am – 8 am Pacific time. We are coming to the end of the lekking season so activity may be less than normal.

All Day
April 2018

Science Topics
K-6, Middle School, High School
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

What are you looking for?



Website URL

Type of Resource

Live Cam

Assigned Categories