Oregon Field Guide

Mountain Quail

The mountain quail was once extinct on Steens Mountain. Now, thanks to a reintroduction campaign headed by OSU graduate student Jamie Nelson, the mountain quail are being given a second chance. Thanks to livestock restrictions and habitat recovery on Steens the quail have a good chance of recovery, but they’ll have to deal with nest competition with non-native California Quail.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Ed Jahn


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