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Mountain Quail

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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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High Lava Plains; Dragonfly Watching; Mountain Quail; Stout Mountain Photo Essay (1809)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1809
Original Broadcast: February 8, 2007