Bobwhite Quail Research Paper

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The bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) is a very popular bird with deep roots in outdoor culture. This bird has been on a long term population decline documented as starting in the 1980s (Perkins et al. 2014). With its popularity bobwhite quail have become the forerunner in promoting habitat management and conservation. This is not only because of its fame as a game species but by the financial impact this bird has on state and local economies. Promoting this very specific habitat management regime is categorized as “umbrella management” due to the fact that bobwhite conservation effects all species that inhabit the same habitat. One of the non-game animals believed to be benefiting from this “umbrella” is the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma

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