News Around the Nation

Toward this website’s role as the central source for all wild bobwhite conservation information, this page highlights current NBCI/NBTC-related messages, updates and news, as well as assorted other wild quail news items of potential interest from sources around the nation.

Read the latest issue of the e-Quail Newsletter from the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch HERE.

Listen to "Call of the Quail" story on NPR member-station WVTF.

Tall Timbers is reporting a much improved quail hatch in the Red Hills region in the latest issue of their E-News. Read more at

In the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s newest issue of Living Bird magazine, Jack Conner writes about the bobwhite’s plight and NBCI efforts to restore the species … and urges birding groups to get on board with the effort. Check it out HERE.


CATAWBA — For 60 years, Wysor Smith Jr. has listened for the mating call of the bobwhite quail, as a hunter and now as a conservationist. But over the decades since the 1970s, as farms have wooded over or sprouted crops of houses and businesses, the “bob-WHITE” call has faded and in places disappeared. Through state and federal programs, however, Smith and his family are restoring quail-friendly grasslands on their 550-acre Craig County farm. He only wishes he’d done it sooner. Read more HERE.