I'll be visiting the Gunnison area later this month with my family (first time to Colorado), staying in Crested Butte. My son and I are interested in trying to look for a Gunnison Sage-Grouse during our time there. We know that these birds are probably quite difficult/impossible to see outside of the breeding period, and are aware of the importance of not disturbing them or their habitat.
We have looked at the general area on eBird where the grouse are found, but had a couple questions about looking for them:
1. Which public roads or open access trails would at least be a possibility for seeing these birds?
2. Is early morning generally best for seeing them?
If it's best to contact me off of the public forum, you can contact me directly at mzwebby AT gmail.com
Thanks for any help you can provide,