Quail VII: Proceedings of the Seventh National Quail Symposium

Quail_VII_cover-LR-for-store The latest in peer-reviewed quail research presented at Quail VII in Tucson, AZ. Quail VII proceedings is very diverse, containing over 80 papers and abstracts–a record number for the National Quail Series.

A pervasive theme of quail management, pen-reared bobwhites, provides some breaking “peer-reviewed news.” The 21st Century brought the latest approach for releasing pen-reared bobwhites, the Surrogator®, a system backed by a plethora of well-marketed testimonials. Two independent Quail VII papers, in the Southeast and Texas, describe the actual efficacy of this system.

Quail VII also includes ground-breaking work on prenatal and post-hatch imprinting by bobwhites in a paper by Dr. Bill Palmer on adoptive parent-rearing a genetically wild, but pen-raised, bobwhite.

Quail VII covered a multitude of topics, including translocation of mountain quail and northern bobwhite, phylogeography of scaled quail and bobwhites (northern bobwhite, Yucatán bobwhite, spot-bellied bobwhite and crested bobwhite), hybridization of Gambel’s and California quail, Mearn’s (Montezuma) quail, nutrition, arthropods, exotic grasses, the Conservation Reserve Program, predation, parasites, eyeworms, survival, reproduction, thermoregulation, harvest prescriptions, climate change, economics, conservation planning, attitudes of private landowners, etc.

Geographically, these findings have implications for an area(s) bounded by Brazil, Oregon, Nebraska, New Jersey, and south to Florida.

The majority of Quail VII authors covered Texas bobwhites and scaled quail. Twenty-seven state and federal agencies, universities and institutes reported on their work at Quail VII.

Quail VII also includes executive summaries of both the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative 2.0 (NBCI 2.0) and The Western Quail Plan, ensuring a permanent published record of these ground-breaking initiatives.

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Quail VI Proceedings

Proceedings of a joint conference of Quail VI and Perdix XII at the D. B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 31-June 4, 2006.

 

Quail VII: Proceedings of the Seventh National Quail Symposium

The latest in peer-reviewed quail research presented at Quail VII in Tucson, AZ. Quail VII proceedings is very diverse, containing over 80 papers and abstracts–a record number for the National Quail Series.

A pervasive theme of quail management, pen-reared bobwhites, provides some breaking “peer-reviewed news.” The 21st Century brought the latest approach for releasing pen-reared bobwhites, the Surrogator®, a system backed by a plethora of well-marketed testimonials. Two independent Quail VII papers, in the Southeast and Texas, describe the actual efficacy of this system.

Quail VII also includes ground-breaking work on prenatal and post-hatch imprinting by bobwhites in a paper by Dr. Bill Palmer on adoptive parent-rearing a genetically wild, but pen-raised, bobwhite.

Quail VII covered a multitude of topics, including translocation of mountain quail and northern bobwhite, phylogeography of scaled quail and bobwhites (northern bobwhite, Yucatán bobwhite, spot-bellied bobwhite and crested bobwhite), hybridization of Gambel’s and California quail, Mearn’s (Montezuma) quail, nutrition, arthropods, exotic grasses, the Conservation Reserve Program, predation, parasites, eyeworms, survival, reproduction, thermoregulation, harvest prescriptions, climate change, economics, conservation planning, attitudes of private landowners, etc.

Geographically, these findings have implications for an area(s) bounded by Brazil, Oregon, Nebraska, New Jersey, and south to Florida.

The majority of Quail VII authors covered Texas bobwhites and scaled quail. Twenty-seven state and federal agencies, universities and institutes reported on their work at Quail VII.

Quail VII also includes executive summaries of both the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative 2.0 (NBCI 2.0) and The Western Quail Plan, ensuring a permanent published record of these ground-breaking initiatives.

 
 

Quail VII Abstracts

This is the collection of abstracts from the Seventh National Quail Symposium.  These abstracts are in alpha order by the presenting author’s last name.  

KEYWORDS:

artificial brush structures, Colinus virginianus, Conservation Reserve Program, nesting ecology, northern bobwhite, Southern High Plains, weeping lovegrass, additive harvest, compensatory harvest, non-residential hunter, biotic potential, boom and bust cycle, clutch, fecundity, masked bobwhite, C. virginianus ridgwayi, extinction, Sonoran Desert, grazing, Arizona, Mexico, biogeography, buffle grass, captive, restoration, mountain quail, Oreortyx pictus, nest success, translocation, Oregon, California quail, Callipepla californica, habitat fragmentation, mating behavior, new world quail, wildfire, Texas Panhandle, scaled quail, Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch, Coronado National Forest, covey, Cyrtonix montezumae, dog surveys, flush counts, Mearn’s quail, Montezuma quail, National Audubon Society, overwinter mortality, precipitation, radio telemetry, roosting, post-fire succession, FLIR, forward-looking infrared, trapping, Canis latrans, coyote, habitat selection, management, nest predation, Opuntia spp., Procyon lotor, raccoon, detection probability, occupancy modeling, Oklahoma, landowner attitudes, motivation, economics, Missouri, financial incentives, cooperative, non-governmental organizations, private lands, values, density dependence, population, reproduction, breeding bird survey, landscape change, Delmarva Peninsula, diet, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, egg production, captivity, protein, distance sampling, measurement error, point count surveys, gene flow, genetic structure, viability, microsatellites, Mississippi, Tennessee, mating systems, reproductive behavior, Conservation Reserve Program, Euclidean distance, habitat associations, Kansas, Ohio, Calipepla gambelii, hybridization, hybrid zone, inbreeding, relatedness, pairing, captive facilities, coccidia, diseases, Eimeria, PCR primers, NBCI, Tall Timbers Research Station, NBCI Management Board, National Bobwhite Technical Committee, University of Tennessee, grazing, exotic grasses, buffelgrass, Pennisetum ciliare, South Texas, Department of Defense, endangered species, red-cockaded woodpecker, robust occupancy sampling, spatial habitat models, threatened, Tamaulipan Biotic Province, raptors, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, captive rearing, reintroduction, nutrition, bromatologic, protein, known-fates model, winter weather, expenditures, land access, leased acreage, surrogator, dispersal, post-release survival, Bart and Robinson’s maximum likelihood estimator, simulated nests, Callipepla squamata, invasive exotic grass, rangelands, Quail Breeder 16, Latin-square, relative preference, detection probability, Central Hardwoods, time-removal, roadside-based survey, moist-soil management, spreader dams, Trans Pecos, raptor migration, bermuda grass, chick ecology, field margin, thermal ecology, causal modeling, molecular genetics, age-specific reproduction, Florida, prioritization, decision support tool, model, arthropod prey selection, disking, foraging rates, glyphosate, human-imprinting, Illinois, legume drill-seeding, mid-contract management, tall fescue, vacuum sampling, broods, pine, savanna, mapping, private, aerial surveys, relative abundance, whistle counts, roadside counts, gradients, meta-analysis, threat avoidance, predator prey interaction, escape behavior, Rolling Plains, North Carolina, borders, Program MARK, quailology, Aldo Leopold, Herbert Stoddard, Paul Errington, Law of Dispersion/Interspersion, Principle of Edge, philosophy, science, model selection, statistical significance, western, Arizona, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Wildlife Management Institute, Quail III, insects, citizen-science, density estimate, dynamics, predators, quail abundance, sustained harvest, translocation, radio-handicapping, reclaimed mine land, capture-recapture, Cormack-Jolly-Seber, Peabody WMA, step-down plan, Alabama, banded, Georgia, pen-reared, return-to-hunter bag, Amdro, exclosure, fire ants, non-lethal control, Snake-a-way, snakes, motivation, willingness to accept payment, WTA, values, scent stations, protein pellets, supplemental feed, hens, Canis latrans, scat analysis, eyeworm, helminth, Oxyspirura petrowi, invertebrates, call rate, detection, male, weather, season, USA, capture techniques, mist netting, life-stage simulation analysis, New Jersey, population model, phylogeography, crested bobwhite, Colinus cristatus, Yucatan bobwhite, Colinus nigrogularis, spot-bellied bobwhite, Colinus leucopogon, mitochondrial DNA, subspecies