Neotropical Quail Studies
Previous research has been conducted on the Bearded Wood-partridge, Ocellated Quail, and Singing Quail. We are currently studying Montezuma Quail, Black-throated Bobwhites and Spotted Wood-Quail.
Publications available on request.
Montezuma (Mearn's) Quail male in release pen (above). recently release male (below). Part of a project to re-establish the species in the eastern Texas "Hill Country" where it was extirpated over a century ago.
Webpage updated 27 August 2014
Neotropical Waterfowl Studies
The Center for the Study of Tropical Birds, Inc. is a 501c(3) Texas Corporation devoted to bird conservation, research and education in the Neotropics. Our current emphasis has been on gamebirds including tropical quail, cracids, tinamou and tropical waterfowl (Masked and West Indian Whistling Ducks).
Studies on Masked Ducks include monitoring populations throughout the Caribbean basin as well targeted studies on their behavior and ecology.
A long term marking program to determine movement patterns will begin in late 2014 on West Indian Whistling Ducks in Puerto Rico.
Checking infrared cameras at Laguna Cartegena National Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico