Date: 7/4/17 7:21 am From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...> Subject: Re: Quail Revival
Amen on the cottontails; hope the qwazy rabbits stay out of our garden.
The relatively cool, wet conditions are yielding lots of early chanterelles as well as late dog-tooth violets. We had early (late Feb) "May-apples", too.
I haven't heard a bobwhite hereabouts since 2012. Maybe we'll get lucky this year.
Jeff Short At the bottom loop on the continuation of the Ouachita River
-----Original Message----- From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Karen And Jim Rowe Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:53 AM To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Re: Quail Revival
Marcus Asher is AGFC's quail biologist.
I am not only seeing and hearing more quail than in years past, I am also seeing significantly more cottontails everywhere I go. I have to stop our Boston Terrors from following us up to the barn where for the first time in years, I have seen several adult and a number of young bunnies.
Are birders seeing or hearing more early successional or early-mid successional habitat species than usual? More Grasshopper Sparrows, Prairie Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, Bell's Vireos, Bachman's Sparrows etc. than in previous years?
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> On Jul 4, 2017, at 12:22 AM, George R. Hoelzeman <vogel...> wrote: > > This summer, for the first time in almost ten years, we're hearing Northern Bobwhites here just south of Cleveland. I'm not sure what has caused this years uptick in the quail population, but we would like to foster it... > > Remind me who the contact person is at the AGFC who helps manage quail..? I know I had it recorded somewhere, but its long since gotten lost in the ether. > > Thanks > > George