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. 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 10 November 2013
Photo by Mike Morel
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.
A long term marking program to determine movement patterns will begin in late 2013 on West Indian Whistling Ducks in Puerto Rico.
New World Comb ducks are the subject of a new project to document mating strategies in captivity
Photo by Pinola Preserves