Wild birds of the American West, each with a rhythm and story of their own. The Sage Spirit story is developed around Greater Sage-grouse, and the idea that 350 other species, including sagebrush obligate songbirds need healthy expanses of sage to survive. Birds tell us how we're doing with habitat conservation, thriving in functioning ecosystems with intact habitat. Conversely, where functioning habitat is disrupted by backhoe and plow, we are losing birds in big numbers - both species of Sage-grouse are in steep decline. Will we have the courage to take a landscape view of the west and return to science-guided land management? Is it possible to see ourselves through the needs of birds?