Florida’s Northern Bobwhite Quail Decline

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida bobwhite quail

The Bobwhite Quail in Florida is in trouble. In fact, populations across Florida and throughout the southeastern U.S. have dropped from an estimated 31 million to only 5.5 million in the past 50 years. That’s 80 percent of the population just gone.

But through a special 2017 sign up ending May 19, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is helping landowners restore quail and other pine savanna species that share the northern bobwhite range. To learn more contact your local NRCS office or your Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission private lands biologist by May 19.

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