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Gunnison Sage-Grouse areas - Dolores County
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Description: Although the habitat looks marginal to our eyes, a few small areas of sagebrush with scattered juniper and oak north and east of town have produced most of the recent Dolores County reports of Gunnison Sage-Grouse. You will be very lucky to find one. Scanning roadsides at dawn is your best bet. Other species that might be seen in the area include Brewer's Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, Spotted Towhee and both bluebirds.
Habitat: Sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Grassland/Prairie
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Directions: From Dove Creek, drive north on CR 8.00 to CR C.00 (about 5 m). The majority of recent grouse sightings have been along CR 8.00 or along CR C.00 just east of 8.00.
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