Sagebrush Sea – The “Big Empty,” an area once 500,000 square miles across North America –is actually teeming with life, including the remarkable Greater Sage-Grouse, a bird that performs a fantastical, chest-puffing mating display, with remarkable plumage designed for courtship. The biodiversity of this remarkable landscape includes eagles and antelope, badgers and lizards, rabbits, wrens, owls, prairie dogs, songbirds, hawks and migrating birds. And it is steeply threatened from proposed oil and gas development. Cornell Lab of Ornithology Lab took three years to produce this documentary distributed on PBS’s Nature series.
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