Texas Quail Index 2018 Summary

A male and female bobwhite pair. Photo courtesy of TPWD.
Bobwhite roadside counts in the Rolling Plains dropped starkly this year. Graph from the TPWD 2018–19 Quail Forecast.
Roadside count results for the 2018 Texas Quail Index. Error bars represent standard error of the mean.
The U.S. Drought Monitor from June 26 shows several parts of the state in moderate to extreme drought.
Feral hogs were especially abundant quail predators this year. Photo courtesy of USDA.
TQI cooperators with the Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalist group.



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