Brandon J. Schad

Nest Site Selection of Resident and Translocated Northern Bobwhites in Florida Rangelands

As throughout most of their range, northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus; hereafter bobwhite or quail) populations have been declining throughout much of Florida, most likely the result of habitat loss and degradation. Restoration and management of bobwhites in Florida may be hindered by a lack of knowledge of the subspecies that occupies most of the state and its distinctive habitat. Further, little is known about the efficacy of translocating quail to restored habitat; a possible population restoration tool. Our objective was to examine nest success and site selection by resident...