Upland Game Birds

Montezuma Quail – Male | Portal, Arizona | March, 2017

Montezuma Quail – Male | Portal, Arizona | March, 2017

MC140-3890

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Willow Ptarmigan – Male | Haines, Jct., Yukon | June, 2016

Willow Ptarmigan – Male | Haines, Jct., Yukon | June, 2016

MC129-9542

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Willow Ptarmigan | Haines Jct., Yukon | May,2016

Willow Ptarmigan | Haines Jct., Yukon | May,2016

MC125-7870

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Montezuma Quail – Juvenile | Peloncillo Mts. New Mexico | October, 2015

Montezuma Quail – Juvenile | Peloncillo Mts. New Mexico | October, 2015

MC120-4619

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Montezuma Quail – Juvenile | Peloncillo Mts. New Mexico | October, 2015

Montezuma Quail – Juvenile | Peloncillo Mts. New Mexico | October, 2015

MC120-4617

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Montezuma Quail – Female | Peloncillo Mts. New Mexico | October, 2015

Montezuma Quail – Female | Peloncillo Mts. New Mexico | October, 2015

MC120-4605

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Gambel’s Quail – Male | Portal, Arizona | October, 2014

Gambel’s Quail – Male | Portal, Arizona | October, 2014

MC145-4546

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Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

MC119-3640

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Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

MC119-3595

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Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

MC-3641

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Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2015

MC119-3647

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Greater Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2014

Greater Sage Grouse | Walden, Colorado | August, 2014

MC105-0029

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Willow Ptarmigan | Eagle Plains, Yukon | June, 2013

Willow Ptarmigan | Eagle Plains, Yukon | June, 2013

MC84-0055

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Willow Ptarmigan | Haines Junction, Yukon | May, 2013

Willow Ptarmigan | Haines Junction, Yukon | May, 2013

MC76-0378

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Willow Ptarmigan | Haines Junction, Yukon | May, 2013

Willow Ptarmigan | Haines Junction, Yukon | May, 2013

MC88-3961

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Willow Ptarmigan | Atigun Pass, Alaska | May, 2013

Willow Ptarmigan | Atigun Pass, Alaska | May, 2013

MC82-2762

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Rock Ptarmigan | Deadhorse, Alaska | May, 2013

Rock Ptarmigan | Deadhorse, Alaska | May, 2013

MC82-2946

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Blue Grouse – Female | Yellowstone National Park | May, 2013

Blue Grouse – Female | Yellowstone National Park | May, 2013

MC74-0268

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Blue Grouse – Female | Yellowstone National Park | May, 2013

Blue Grouse – Female | Yellowstone National Park | May, 2013

MC74-0277

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Gambel’s Quail – Male | Portal, Arizona | December, 2012

Gambel’s Quail – Male | Portal, Arizona | December, 2012

MC78-1378

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Gambel’s Quail – Female | Portal, Arizona | December, 2012

Gambel’s Quail – Female | Portal, Arizona | December, 2012

MC78-1298

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Gamble’s Quail – Male | Bosque del Apache | April, 2010

Gamble’s Quail – Male | Bosque del Apache | April, 2010

MC22-0185

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Greater Sage Grouse – Female | Walden, Colorado | June, 2012

Greater Sage Grouse – Female | Walden, Colorado | June, 2012

NC58-0021`

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Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

MC56-0263

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Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

MC56-0251

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Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

This adult gobbler is a Rio Grande subspecies wild turkey, as are all the wild turkeys at Bosque del Apache. | MC56-0256

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Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Gobbler | Bosque del Apache | April, 2012

MC56-0251

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC56-0079

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC56-0086

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April,2012

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April,2012

MC56-0112

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC56-0128

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April,2012

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April,2012

MC55-0152

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC55-0295

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC55-0282

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC55-0136

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

Lesser Prairie-Chicken | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC55-0237

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC56-0115

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2012

MC56-0130

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Greater Sage Grouse – Female | Walden, Colorado | October, 2011

Greater Sage Grouse – Female | Walden, Colorado | October, 2011

MC51-0259

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

MC35-0159

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

MC35-0168

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

MC34-0292

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

MC34-0252

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Ring-necked Pheasant – Male | Bosque del Apache | October, 2009

Ring-necked Pheasant – Male | Bosque del Apache | October, 2009

MC15-0195

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Gambel’s Quail – Male | Bosque del Apache | May, 2010

Gambel’s Quail – Male | Bosque del Apache | May, 2010

Mc23-0340

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Willow Ptarmigan – Male | Denali National Park | May, 2009

Willow Ptarmigan – Male | Denali National Park | May, 2009

MC6-0155

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Blue Grouse – Male | Cody, Wyoming | May, 2011

Blue Grouse –  Male | Cody, Wyoming | May, 2011

We have seen a grouse displaying in this same spot for the past 4 or 5 years. It would be interesting to know if it is the same bird. |MC38-0193

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Blue Grouse – Female | Burgess Junction, Wyoming | May, 2011

Blue Grouse – Female | Burgess Junction, Wyoming | May, 2011

MC40422

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Greater Sage Grouse – Male | Walden, Colorado | April, 2009

Greater Sage Grouse –  Male | Walden, Colorado | April, 2009

This bird is displaying to attract a female. |Mc3-0448

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Greater Sage Grouse – Male | Walden, Colorado | April, 2009

Greater Sage Grouse – Male | Walden, Colorado | April, 2009

This bird is displaying on a lek, or strutting ground, to attract a female. |MC3-0438

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Sharp-tailed Grouse – Male | Craig, Colorado | April, 2010

Sharp-tailed Grouse – Male | Craig, Colorado | April, 2010

MC21-0403

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Blue Grouse – Male | Burgess Junction, Wyoming | May, 2009

Blue Grouse – Male | Burgess Junction, Wyoming | May, 2009

This bird is displaying in an effort to attract a female. Blue Grouse do not display on communal leks used by other males. Each adult male bird finds his own favorite spot to perform. |MC4-0302

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Lesser Prairie-Chickens – Males | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

Lesser Prairie-Chickens – Males | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

These 2 males are fighting to establish who is the dominate bird on this lek or strutting ground. The dominate birds will mate with the majority of the females. | MC34-0379

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

Lesser Prairie-Chicken – Male | Roswell, New Mexico | April, 2011

This bird is displaying on a lek in an effort to attract a female. |MC35-0020

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Sharp-tailed Grouse – Male | Craig, Colorado | April, 2010

Sharp-tailed Grouse – Male | Craig, Colorado | April, 2010

This bird is displaying on a communal lek used by other males all with the hope of attracting a female. |MC21-0365

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

This bird is an adult Rio Grande subspecies gobbler. |MC35-0197

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Wild Turkeys – Immature Males | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

Wild Turkeys – Immature Males | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

These birds are immature males of the Rio Grande subspecies. These one year males are called “jakes”. |MC35-0114

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Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

Wild Turkey – Male | Carlsbad, New Mexico | April, 2011

This bird is an adult Rio Grande subspecies gobbler. |MC35-0139

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Ring-necked Pheasant – Male | Bosque del Apache | March, 2010

Ring-necked Pheasant – Male | Bosque del Apache | March, 2010

MC19-0261

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Wild Turkeys – Male & Female | Peloncillo Mts. NM | June, 2009

Wild Turkeys – Male & Female | Peloncillo Mts. NM | June, 2009

The largest of all wild turkey’s, this adult gobbler and hen of the Gould’s subspecies are quite rare in New Mexico, where they are found only in the Peloncillo Mts. This range of mountains is located along the New Mexico, Arizona border just north of the border with Mexico. The Sierra Madre Occidental Mts. in northern and central Mexico are home to most of the Gould’s turkeys. |MC10-0113

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