Generalist. Estimated for 2018. The Spruce Grouse is a dapper species of evergreen forests in northern and western North America. Comment 220397 square kilometers based on Natural Heritage Program range maps. 429 pp. Ecological Systems Associated with this Species. The maps generated show where grouse habitat investments have a high chance of paying off for the birds, based on the best available science. Both sexes have black neck ruffs (less conspicuous in females), crested heads, and brownish bodies. (Data about data or how the map was made). Mussehl (1971) says they inhabit the denser cover of mixed conifer and deciduous trees and brush, and are often along stream bottoms. YOU WISH TO USE THIS RANGE MAP IN ANY WAY. Broad-scale or diverse (general) habitat(s) or other abiotic and/or biotic factors are used or required by the species but some key requirements are scarce in the generalized range of the species within the area of interest. DakotaBirder. The dappled, grayish or reddish Ruffed Grouse is hard to see, but its “drumming on air” display is a fixture of many spring forests. Range map information for each In the Bozeman area they are mostly in deciduous thickets in the foothills and mountains; also in riparian areas to the lowest elevation (Skaar 1969). It has been noted that drumming males mostly select mixed hardwood-coniferous forest or pure hardwood forest in association with openings such as clear-cuts, fields, or meadows, and that a shrub layer with vertical structure was more important than one with horizontal structure. Digital Missoula, MT. 1.0. For questions or concerns regarding our greater sage-grouse maps… Vector datasets of CWHR range maps are one component of California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR), a comprehensive information system and predictive model for Californias wildlife. Egg dates for the Fortine area are from May 1 to June 5; hatching dates are usually during June, but sometimes as late as July 10. 2004); Evaluating structural characteristics and distribution of each ecological system relative to the species' range and habitat requirements; Examining the observation records for each species in the state-wide point observation database associated with each ecological system; Calculating the percentage of observations associated with each ecological system relative to the percent of Montana covered by each ecological system to get a measure of "observations versus availability of habitat". The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. Welcome to the Ruffed Grouse Society’s National American Woodcock Migration Report Mapping System.RGS started providing real-time tracking of the annual fall and spring American woodcock migrations in 2006 — for the first time in history.It has continued each year since. Bats of the Rocky Mountain West; natural history, ecology, and conservation. The core areas of use were all forested zones below Silver Fir on the west side and up to and including Grand Fir on the east side. Males are generally found within one-half mile of their drumming logs (Mussehl 1971). 161 p. Werner, J.K., B.A. Click here to return to the species Neotropical migrant land birds in the Northern Rockies and Great Plains. Missoula, MT: Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana. Fink, D., T. Auer, A. Johnston, M. Strimas-Mackey, O. Robinson, S. Ligocki, B. Petersen, C. Wood, I. Davies, B. Sullivan, M. Iliff, S. Kelling. Adams, R.A.  2003. Click here to return to the species description page . No other grouse has the fan-shaped, distinctively banded tail and black ruff. Good habitats were all forest openings, mixed and hardwood forests, riparian corridors, and west-side agriculture. Washington breeders represent three subspecies: B. u. castanea of the Olympic Peninsula and southwestern Washington, B. u. sabini of the Puget Trough and western Cascades, and B. u. phaia of eastern Washington. SOUTH DAKOTA BIRDS AND BIRDING - LOCATIONS OF WEBSITE Ruffed Grouse Breeding Bird Survey Map, 2011-2015 : Image credit: U. S. Geological Survey : Return to Ruffed Grouse page Habitat relationships of landbirds in the Northern Region, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station RMRS-GTR-32. eBird data from 2014-2018. Map created with ArcGIS. You can download select species by searching or when you're on a Taxa page like Class, Order, and Family. 289 p. Dobkin, D. S.  1992. Population Size. This map depicts the range boundary, defined as the areas where the species is estimated to occur at a rate of 5% or more for at least one week within each season. R1-93-34. Score H - >20,000 km squared (greater than 5,000,000 acres). Ruffed Grouse - South Dakota Birds and Birding Ruffed Grouse Range Map. Adult males and females range from 16 to 19 inches in length; adult males range from 21 to 23 ounces in weight, and adult females, 18 to 21 ounces. In the winter they eat deciduous tree buds and shrubs. Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. The habitats were They were originally delineated at a scale of 1:5,000,000 by species-level experts and have gradually been revised at a scale of 1:1,000,000.