Open the Door to Bobwhite Quail & Songbird, January 13, 2017

(2017) Open the Door to Bobwhite Quail & Songbird, January 13, 2017. Natural Resources, Department of


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For the first time, Iowa producers can enroll habitat buffers around cropland into the continuous CRP to benefit bobwhite quail and other songbirds. The purpose of this new conservation practice is to reverse the long-term decline of quail and other songbird populations from an estimated 59 million birds in 1980 to about 20 million in 1999. Throughout their range of 35 states, quail habitat is disappearing due to urbanization, loss of native grasslands, intensive agriculture and once grassy fields transitioning into forests.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: DNR, Quail, birds, songbirds
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology
ID Code: 33730
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2020 18:12
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 18:12