Male greater sage-grouse movements among leks
Aleshia L. Fremgen, Christopher T. Rota, Christopher P. Hansen, Mark A. Rumble, R. Scott Gamo and Joshua J. Millspaugh
Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21208
We evaluated male greater sage-grouse movements among leks using multi-state mark-recapture models, and found male sage-grouse were more likely to move among leks early in the breeding season, and to leks at higher elevations. Our results suggest avoiding lek counts early in spring to minimize double-counting or failing to count males that move from low to high elevation leks early in the breeding season.