Bobwhite Quail in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Quail Forecast 2018-19


Summary

Our surveys indicate that bobwhite numbers have decreased from 10.4 to 6.6 in the Gulf Prairies and remain below average. Heavy mid-summer rains likely negatively impacted bobwhite brood survival in mid-coast prairies. It is possible that late summer re-nesting attempts could produce some additional broods. Well-drained sites usually hold better numbers of birds.

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Chart of Survey Data for Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Bobwhite Quail

The following graph and table show the annual mean number of Bobwhite Quail observed and heard in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes region from 2004 to 2018 using randomly selected, 20-mile roadside survey lines.

Table of Survey Data for Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Bobwhite Quail

Year Mean # Quail
Observed Per Route
15-year Mean
20186.6012.71
201710.4012.71
20167.1012.71
201516.6012.71
201423.3012.71
201314.6712.71
201211.7812.71
201120.1112.71
201011.1112.71
20096.0012.71
200812.1112.71
20078.0012.71
200615.7812.71
200510.2212.71
200416.8812.71