In October 2009, Department biologists will head to the field before sunrise to listen for bobwhites, but not for the familiar “bob-bob-white” whistle we all relish hearing in the spring and summer. What they want to hear is “koi-lee... koi-lee”. NOTE: The Department is not asking for quail covey count volunteers in 2010.
I occasionally receive emails or phone calls from concerned quail hunters and landowners about the decline in bobwhite quail and grassland birds. I always provide them information on what Missouri is doing to restore habitat for bobwhites and grassland birds.