Sagebrush Sea Reptiles & Amphibians

Sagebrush Sea Mammals

Sagebrush Species

Sagebrush Sea Fishes


More than 193 bird species nest, feed, migrate, visit, winter or summer in Sagebrush Sea uplands, wetlands, woodlands and riparian zones.

Sage Grouse. The sage grouse mating ritual is fascinating to observe and often described as among the most stirring and colorful natural history pageants in the West. In early spring, at dawn and often at dusk, males congregate on "leks" (ancestral strutting grounds to which birds return year after year) in areas of scattered sagebrush. Leks vary in size from one to forty acres and may be up to fifty miles from wintering areas. To attract a hen, cocks strut, fan their tail feathers and swell their breasts to reveal bright yellow air sacs. Their wing movements, inflating and deflating air sacs make an acoustic "swish-swish-coo-oopoink!" Cocks may strut throughout the night when the moon is bright.
Greater sage grouse - Terry Steele
American avocet
American bittern
American coot

American crow
American dipper
American goldfinch
American kestrel
American robin
American white pelican
American wigeon
Ash-throated flycatcher
Bald eagle

Bank swallow
Barn swallow
Belted kingfisher
Black swift
Black tern
Black-billed magpie
Black-chinned hummingbird
Black-chinned sparrow
Black-crowned night-heron
Black-headed grosbeak
Black-necked stilt
Black-shouldered kite
Black-throated sparrow
Blue grosbeak
Blue grouse
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Blue-winged teal
Bohemian waxwing
Brewer's blackbird
Brewer's sparrow
Broad-tailed hummingbird
Brown creeper
Brown pelican
Brown-headed cowbird
Bullock's oriole
Burrowing owl
California gull
California quail
Calliope hummingbird
Canada goose
Canyon wren
Caspian tern
Cassin's finch
Cattle egret
Cedar waxwing
Chipping sparrow
Cinnamon teal
Clark's nutcracker
Cliff swallow
Common loon
Common moorhen
Common nighthawk
Common poorwill
Common raven
Common snipe
Cooper's hawk
Dark-eyed junco
Double-crested cormorant
Downy woodpecker
Dusky flycatcher
Eared grebe
Eastern kingbird
European starling
Evening grosbeak
Ferruginous hawk
Fox sparrow
Golden eagle
Grasshopper sparrow
Gray flycatcher
Gray vireo
Great blue heron
Great egret
Great horned owl
Greater sage grouse

Green-backed heron
Green-tailed towhee
Green-winged teal
Gunnison sage grouse

Hairy woodpecker
Hermit thrush
Horned Lark
House finch
House wren
Lark sparrow
Lazuli bunting
Least bittern
Lesser goldfinch
Lesser scaup
Lewis woodpecker
Lincoln's sparrow
Loggerhead shrike
Long-billed curlew
Long-eared owl
Marsh wren
McGillivray's warbler
Mountain bluebird
Mountain chickadee
Mountain quail
Mourning dove
Nashville warbler
Northern flicker
Northern harrier
Northern oriole
Northern pintail
Northern pygmy owl
Northern rough-winged swallow
Northern shoveler
Orange-crowned warbler
Peregrine falcon
Pied-billed grebe
Pine grosbeak
Pine siskin
Pinyon jay
Plain titmouse
Prairie falcon
Red crossbill
Red-breasted nuthatch
Red-tailed hawk
Red-winged blackbird
Ring-billed gull
Rock dove
Rock wren
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Rosy finch
Rough-legged hawk
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Ruddy duck
Rufous hummingbird
Rufous-sided towhee
Sage sparrow
Sage thrasher
Sandhill crane
Savannah sparrow
Say's phoebe
Scott's oriole
Scrub jay
Sharp-shinned hawk
Sharp-tailed grouse
Short-eared owl
Snowy egret
Song sparrow
Spotted sandpiper
Steller's jay
Summer tanager
Swainson's hawk
Swainson's thrush
Three-toed woodpecker
Townsend's solitaire
Tree swallow
Tricolored blackbird
Trumpeter swan
Tundra swan
Turkey vulture
Vesper sparrow
Violet-green swallow
Virginia rail
Virginia's warbler
Water pipit
Western bluebird
Western flycatcher
Western grebe
Western kingbird
Western meadowlark
Western screech-owl
Western snowy plover

Western tanager
Western wood-pewee
Western yellow-billed cuckoo

White-crowned sparrow
White-faced ibis
White-headed woodpecker
White-throated swift
Willow flycatcher
Wilson's phalarope
Wilson's warbler
Wood duck
Yellow warbler
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Yellow-billed cuckoo
Yellow-breasted chat
Yellow-headed blackbird
Species, subspecies, or subpopulation listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Species, subspecies, or subpopulation is a candidate for the federal threatened and endangered species list.