Bobwhite Quail in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Texas Quail Forecast 2019-20


Summary

Our surveys indicate that bobwhite numbers have decreased from 7.30 to 1.30 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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Survey Data for Gulf Prairies and Marshes
Bobwhite Quail

The following table shows the annual mean number of Bobwhite Quail observed per route in the Gulf Prairies and Marshes region from 2004 to 2019 using randomly selected, 20-mile roadside survey lines.

Year Mean # Quail
Observed Per Route
15-year Mean
20181.308.33
20177.308.33
20164.608.33
201514.908.33
201419.908.33
201310.788.33
20128.008.33
201119.448.33
20104.568.33
20095.678.33
20089.678.33
20073.568.33
20064.008.33
20053.568.33
20047.758.33