The Bobwhite Bulletin is your electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia. Our exciting work is on‐going and this newsletter will highlight selected thoughts, ideas and projects from our five Private Lands Wildlife Biologists (PLWBs) and three QRI Team Leaders.
Over the past year we’ve made even more progress in developing quail habitat throughout
the Commonwealth. From the Eastern Shore to Lee County in the West, we continue to see habitat projects being completed on the ground, most especially in our six quail priority areas. At this point we are beginning to see “quail quilts” of habitat pieced together, providing excellent areas for quail recovery to occur, and we hope that the best is yet to come.
This edition features:
- Small game in Southeast Missouri
- Instructions for conducting breeding bird counts
- Conservation Reserve Program mid-contract management calendar
- Creating rabbit habitat
- Southwest Missouri quail study and much more
The spring 2014 issue of the Upland Gazette, published by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
The fall 2013 issue of Missouri’s Covey Headquarters News.
North Carolina’s fall issue of their Upland Almanac has some great information on the impact on songbirds of converting fescue to native grasses, a story on exotic species and research on impacts of growing season prescribed fire in longleaf pine stands.
Freelance outdoor writer Wade Bourne writes about the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative in the September/October 2013 issue of Shooting Sportsman.
North Carolina quail coordinator Mark Jones provides an excellent, in-depth look at predators, their impact on quail … and what the real answer is to predator impacts on a landscape level … in this issue of the Upland Gazette.
This issue includes information about a bobwhite study in southwest Missouri.