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.
Spotted Wood-Quail. Currently being studied in Belize.
Photo by Jim Sharff
Webpage updated 15 May 2013
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 Muscovy Ducks).
Studies on Masked Ducks include monitoring populations throughout the Caribbean basin as well targeted studies on their behavior and ecology. The photo illustrated our wing dye marking technique. Stifftails are difficult to mark due to their aquatic lifestyle making patagial tags, neck collars, and nasal saddles unsuitable. While we use colored leg bands since they seldom leave the water they are of limited value.