Let me introduce you to the Gunnison Sage-Grouse in all its springtime mating glory:
This bird needs our help. Because of changes to its sagebrush habitat, its numbers have been falling drmatically. Now the US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing the species under the US Endangered Species Act (we need one of those north of the border!). Doing so would trigger habitat protections that could ultimately save this amazing bird from extinction.
Here's the news release:
Note: there are 4 days left to submit comments to the USFWS. Deadline: March 12 2013.