Seasonal Fluctuations of a Bobwhite Population in the Georgia Piedmont

A Bobwhite population in the Georgia Piedmont was censused periodically throughout the year by bird dogs, baiting and sightings, and trapping. The population (on a 100 acre basis) varied from alate summer high of I5.3 birds to the year later figure of 2.7 adult quail. Average weekly losses calculated for each different interval were: 1 September to 1 November-2.8 percent. 1 November to 1 April-2.0 percent, 1 April to 1 July-3.2 percent, and 1 July to 1 September-3.3 percent (summer figure for adult birds only).

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