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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 1.1 Captive Population: Maintain one captive population as a gene pool. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Disease Control, Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Genetics Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance The captive population has been raised and housed at BANWR since 1996. A few birds exist at several zoos, and one small population exists at Northern Illinois University. Additional facilities are being pursued.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 1.2 CAPTIVE POPULATION: Maintain one captive population as a release source. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 FY 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Ranchers, Sonoran Joint Venture, Africam Safari U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture, Africam Safari Management: Captive Standards and Veterinary Care, Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Disease Control, Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Genetics Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance A population remains onsite at BANWR and a new facility for housing a population to produce release birds for Mexico is complete at Africam Safari's facility in Puebla, MX. 70 birds were shipped to Africam in Jan 2015. Releases on Refuge were suspended in 2004, but reinitiated on a smaller scale in 2010 when 74 birds were released on BANWR.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 1.3 GENETIC MANAGEMENT: Maintain and enhance gene pool. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Reintroduction, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Genetics Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Pedigree developed for portion of the captive flock through contract with U. of AZ. Searches are underway to look for new populations of birds in Mexico, but after several years of intensive searches involving biologists from two countries, it appears that the bird is nearly extinct in the wild in Mexico. 1.3-1 Sampling of all breeders took place in 2018 to better understand and manage genetics going forward and sent to FWS genetics lab (started/ongoing) (staff, experts, volunteers) Complete 2017 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 1.3 Sampling of all breeders took place in 2018 to better understand and manage genetics going forward and sent to FWS genetics lab (started/ongoing) (staff, experts, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2018 FY 2019 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 1.4 CAPTIVE POPULATION: Construct a new propagation facility. Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Africam Safari Acquisition: General, Management: Propagation Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance Funding was received and a new propagation facility is complete at Africam Safari, Puebla, MX. This state of the art facility is housed at an AZA approved zoological park staffed adequately and with excellent veterinary care available to the birds. 70 masked bobwhite (50 males,20 females) were successfully shipped to Africam Safari in Jan 2015. They are doing well and there are plans to breed. There are plans to ship additional birds in Spring 2016 11/18/2005: Buenos Aires NWr Facility constructed in 1996; in use since. Maintenance and repairs are annual and ongoing. 1.4-1 Another propagation facility was established through CRI at Sutton in fall of 2017 and starting producing chicks in summer of 2018. (done) (contracted, internal admin) Complete 2017 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 1.4-1 Another propagation facility was established through CRI at Sutton in fall of 2017 and starting producing chicks in summer of 2018. (done) (contracted, internal admin) Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2018 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.11 REINTRODUCTION: Release masked bobwhite chicks Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Predation, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Releases have been ongoing since refuge establishment in 1985. Over 21,000 masked bobwhite have been released. Releases were put on hold from 2004-2010 due to the reccommendations made by the wildlife and habitat management review team in July 2004. A minor release took place in 2010 and another in 2011. This is a release of older surplus birds (not needed for propagation). 15 radio transmitters were mounted on the birds for tracking purposes. An additional release will take place in late September 2011. This will be of 5 week old parent-reared birds. 2.11-1 Chicks have been released in fall of 2017 and 2018 with TX dads. Also, adults and chicks were released by covey box method in fall and winter of 2017. Almost 200 so far with TX dads and 300+ using call box method through the winter.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2017 2024 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.13 MONITOR RELEASE POPULATIONS: Monitor released birds Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Predation, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Other Information Volunteer, Internal Field Assistance Monitoring has been ongoing by refuge personnel since the establishment of the refuge in 1985.Before that, experimental releases were monitored. Following a small release in 2010, birds were detected in the vicinity of the release sites, but none were detected on formal call count transects in July 2011. However 1 male and one female were seen in separate sightings. In addition, a pair was seen, possibly the same birds. Currently radio telemetry is beingn used to track 14 birds from 2011 releases. 2.13-1 Birds released in 2017 and 2018 were monitored by radio telemetry until mortality. Others not radio’d have been surveyed for by call playback surveys, audio recording units, and bird dog searches. .(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2017 2024 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.21 POPULATION MGMT: Conduct population viability analysis for BANWR Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Work type not yet selected Internal Technical Assistance PVA was done at the refuge with a team of about 20 experts in 2004
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.22 POPULATION MGMT: Determine minimum viable & effective population size Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University , Arizona Game and Fish Department Management: Propagation, Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Disease Control, Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Migration, Research: Predation, Research: Competition, Research: Disease, Research: Environmental Contaminants, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Other Information, Research: Genetics Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Result of PVA in 1995.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.31 HABITAT MGMT: Develop habitat plan for BANWR Complete FY 2005 FY 2009 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance HMP process began in Spring 2005. Final version was signed by all pertinenent FWS personnel in 2010.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.311 HABiTAT MGMT: Discing Ongoing Current FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Discing has been experimented with since refuge establishment. In summer 2005, 3 experimental discing plots were established alongside some aerated plots. Since that time aeration, in particular, has become a regular quail management. In 2011 100.1 acres were aerated in Road Camp Unit. 2.311-1 Aeration. This activity is similar to discing, but with reduced ground disturbance. A pature aerator is used which has drums possessing a spiral array of 9 inch knives which puncture the ground, allowing water to penetrate further. It is a standard technique in game bird managment. Ongoing Current 2008 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.311 HABiTAT MGMT: Discing Ongoing Current FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Discing has been experimented with since refuge establishment. In summer 2005, 3 experimental discing plots were established alongside some aerated plots. Since that time aeration, in particular, has become a regular quail management. In 2011 100.1 acres were aerated in Road Camp Unit. 2.311-2 Disc’ing to plant native seed was done in Secundino in scattered areas over 15 acres in summer of 2018. .(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2018 2023 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.312 HABITAT MGMT: FoodPlots Planned FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Internal Field Assistance Food plots are being planned for in the HMP, and necessary clearances are being planned prior to implementation. 2.312-1 Revegetation. A 6.7 acre plot designed to provide food and cover and breeding habitat for masked bobwhite was initiated with ARRA funding. Native plants will be grown and planted; the area will be fenced; and irrigation system will be built. Ongoing Current 2010 2011 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.313 HABITAT MGMT: Half-cutting Planned Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques Volunteer, Internal Field Assistance Half cutting was experimented with from around 1985-1991. There are plans to possibly continue half-cutting in the near future in addition to creation of shrub type habitat through other techniques 2.313-1 Half-cutting of mesquite has been done over ~180 acres since fall of 2017 to improve quail habitat and cover.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2018 2023 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.314 HABITAT MGMT: Chaining Planned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Contract, Internal Field Assistance Chaining has been done on this land prior to refuge establishment. It has also been experimented with in bobwhite habitat in Mexico. The refuge hopes to experiment with more chaining in the near future as part of the HMP in order to create better cover and shrub-like components 2.314-1 Excavation, with herbicide treatment. This activity was funded by ARRA. We treated 1,199 acres by contracting for mesquite removal via excavator. Remaining trees (missed by the operator), were treated with Garlon herbicide to kill and prevent resprout. Any resprouts will be treated, as well, when they occur within a year to 2 years. Complete 2010 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Areas were treated for maximum benefit by masked bobwhite. Vegetation in drainages were marked, by staff, for preservation as they provide important hiding cover and winter habitat. Brush piles (resulting from slash created by the activity) and mottes were located in strategic areas for use by quail and other birds.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.315 HABITAT MGMT: Grazing Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Land Use, Research: Management Techniques Volunteer, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Other than unauthorized grazing, this has not been experimented with on the refuge. Grazing is not sanctioned in our CCP, and will likely not be experimented with on refuge lands.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.316 HABITAT MGMT: Fire Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 11-18-05: Prescribed burning has been the primary management tool for the refuge since its establishment. Prescribed burns were planned for 2011, but due to severity of conditions (extreme drought, heat, and wind) none were done.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.317 HABITAT MGMT: Provide Supplemental Water Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Industry Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other Volunteer, Contract, Internal Field Assistance 8/2010: 11 stockponds, for a total of 44.1 acres were improved for use by masked bobwhite and other animals. Ponds were deepened or repaired using ARRA funding. Six wells were refurbished, which will be used to provide water for bobwhites. In addition an inventory of all water sources on the refuge was done by volunteers which shows locations, names, GPS coordinates, condition and what needs to be done to repair or restore the water source. 2.317-1 Renovate stock ponds Ongoing Current 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected Eleven stock ponds were rennovated for a total of 44.1 acres.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.317 HABITAT MGMT: Provide Supplemental Water Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Industry Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Other Volunteer, Contract, Internal Field Assistance 8/2010: 11 stockponds, for a total of 44.1 acres were improved for use by masked bobwhite and other animals. Ponds were deepened or repaired using ARRA funding. Six wells were refurbished, which will be used to provide water for bobwhites. In addition an inventory of all water sources on the refuge was done by volunteers which shows locations, names, GPS coordinates, condition and what needs to be done to repair or restore the water source. 2.317-2 Rennovate water well. Ongoing Current 2010 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected 6 wells were rennovated which will provide water for masked bobwhites, as well as other animals.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.321 HABITAT MGMT: Evaluate habitat management; prioritize on cost benefits basis Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Vegetation plots have been done since the establishment of the refuge and are being used to evaluate managment practices. New fire effects plots have been established and monitoring is being done on mechanical treatment areas. As part of the HMP, more treatments will be evaluated.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.4 Select management areas. Potential managment areas should be identified and selected for treatment. All areas should be evaluated for their management potential and suitability for masked bobwhites. Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Depredation Control, Management: Other, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance We realize that in bobwhite managment we need to begin in smaller, more appropriate areas and expand outward from those. As part of the HMP process, we are identifying areas to do intensive bobwhite management. 2.4-1 A survey of quail habitat was begun in spring of 2017 to determine areas for quail releases and guide veg hab decisions and hab work.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Complete 2017 2017 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.511 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Home range studies Discontinued Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 11-18-05: A home range study was conducted by a graduate student, Karen Simms, in the late 1980's. No other home range work has been since and the refuge does not plan on focusing on this in the near future.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.512 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Perform habitat suitability analysis Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Determining habitat suitability is an ongoing process and will be more complete once the refuge completes a vegetation mapping process. Habitat suitability is being determined through the HMP planning process.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.513 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: determine seasonal habitat requirements Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Graduate Student By determining what the season habitat requirements are we might better create/improve/restore habitat for year-round use.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.514 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Effect of habitat mgmt on quail habitat preferences Planned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Graduate Student New habitat mananagement strategies are be considered as part of the HMP planning process and once implemented, will be monitored with regard to masked bobwhite response.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.515 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Native food plant restoration Ongoing Current FY 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Industry Management: Propagation, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Management Techniques Volunteer, Contract, Internal Field Assistance A 6.7 acre site is being planted with native shrubs and grasses as part of an ARRA project. Project should be completed by September 30, 2011. 2.515-1 15 ac worth of native seed was planted in strips in Secundino.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2018 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.516 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Potential competition between quail species Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Competition Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 11-18-05: Some competition research has been conducted on the refuge comparing, masked bobwhite, Gambels and Scaled. The first was done in the 1970's and then in the early 1990's. There are no current plans to study competition
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.517 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Habitat model for BANWR Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Predator and Competitor Control, Management: Depredation Control, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Predation, Research: Other Information Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.521 FOOD HABIT INVESTIGATION: Identify seasonal dietary preferences Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Other Information Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Very little work has been conducted on food preferences of the masked bobwhite. Most of what has been investigated is through incidental opportunities in the field.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.531 POPULATION INVESTIGATION: Estimate minimum viable population size Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University , Arizona Game and Fish Department Management: Reintroduction, Management: Planning, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Other Information, Research: Genetics Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance 11-18-05:Viability analysis was discussed and reported on in the 1995 PVA.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.532 POPULATION INVESTIGATION: Determine seasonal mortality rates Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Population Surveys Graduate Student Not currently a focus and very difficult to determine
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.541 RELEASE: Evaluate specific release techniques Ongoing Not Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Research: Reintroduction Internal Field Assistance The refuge is beginning the process of experimentation with a new captive rearing and release method pioneered by Tall Timbers Research Station. Parent-reared birds will be released as juveniles (5-6 weeks old) after spending their entire lives outdoors. 2.541-1 Covey box and foster parent releases were done in 2017 to determine which has better success.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2017 2024 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.542 Determine genetic diversity and increase heterozygosity in captive populations Partially Complete FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University , Sonoran Joint Venture Research: Genetics Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance The refuge completed a project, under cooperative agreements, with the U of AZ and TX A&M Univ.to determine the genetic status in the captive population. Also, we are comparing the genetic make-up among the captive birds with the wild and historical specimens. Wild birds were captured and translocated to the Refuge in 1999, but all were release into the wild. The captive population is in great need of new genetic material. New birds need to be captured in the wild to add to the flock. Refuge personnel are searching central Sonora, Mexico, in hopes of finding adequate numbers of birds for infusion of new genetic material into the captive flock. 2.542-1 Sampling of all breeders took place in 2018 to better understand and manage genetics going forward (started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2018 2018 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 2.542 Sampling of all breeders took place in 2018 to better understand and manage genetics going forward (started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Not Current FY 2018 FY 2018 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.11 ARU’s were put out on a ranch in Sonora to detect MBQ in 2016, data still being analyzed(started/ongoing) (staff, contract) Ongoing Not Current FY 2016 FY 2016 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.11 POPULATION INVESTIGATION: Population monitoring in Sonora Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: International Cooperation, Research: Population Surveys, Management: Population Monitoring Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Population monitoring is ongoing in Sonora, MX. Funding has been obtained for intensive population monitoring and area searches using Mexican biologists on the ground and US biologists in the air, who are looking for appropriate habitat. But in 2009, 2010 and 2011(so far) zero birds were located in Sonora. 3.11-1 ARU’s were put out on a ranch in Sonora to detect MBQ in 2016, data still being analyzed(started/ongoing) (staff, contract) Ongoing Not Current 2016 2016 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.12 POPULATION MGMT: Survey potential habitats for new pops. in Sonora Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Reintroduction, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Demographic Studies Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Surveys of private ranches is ongoing in Mexico. New ranches are being surveyed by foot and car, ranchers are being contacted regarding the presence of bobwhites on their ranches, and aerial surveys are on-going searching for potential habitat.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.2 HABITAT PROTECTION IN SONORA Ongoing Current FY 2008 FY 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Ranchers, Sonoran Joint Venture Acquisition: General Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative Conservation agreements with 2 private landowners ended on May 31, 2011. Under this agreement 4,508 acres were protected and improved. This agreement removed cattle from the lands and provided monetary incentive to landowners to do habitat improvements. These included spraying of buffelgrass, planting of native plants, disking and aerating.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.21 MONITOR HABITAT IN MEXICO Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Population and habitat monitoring is ongoing in Sonora, MX, but has been limited due to lack of funds and assistance. A Mexican biologist monitors changes to known habitat on a qualitative basis as he surveys for masked bobwhites and habitat.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.221 NEW RELEASE SITES: Contact landowners in Sonora Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Reintroduction, Other: Information and Education, Research: Reintroduction Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance A Mexican biologist was hired from 2006-2011 to make landowner contacts and determine suitability of habitat. If suitable habitat is located in Mexico, we would consider releasing captive-reared birds or translocating wild birds to the site. 3.221-1 Contact with landowners has been maintained for future work opportunities(started/ongoing) (staff, contract) Ongoing Not Current 2016 2023 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.222 NEW RELEASE SITES: Conduct habitat suitability analysis Ongoing Current FY 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Reintroduction, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance Determining habitat suitability is an ongoing process. Habitat suitability on BANWRis being determined through the HMP planning process. In Mexico, a crew of Mexican biologists was hired 2006-11 to assist in suitability determinations.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.23 HABITAT PROTECTION: Establish permanent masked bobwhite refuge Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acquisition, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education Species Expert, Contract, Internal Administrative Currently, there is not an opportunity to establish a permanent "refuge" in MX for the masked bobwhite due to lack of funding, though their may be landowners willing to sell. We will continue to pursue opportunities and will continue to work with landowners to aid bobwhite recovery efforts.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.31 COOPERATIVE MGMT PLANS: Cooperative habitat mgmt plans with landowners in Sonora Ongoing Current FY 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Ranchers, Sonoran Joint Venture Acquisition: Lease, Acquisition: Easement, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Management: Land Use Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Conservation easements recently expired with 2 landowners in for over 4000 acres in Mexico. Under such agreements, habitat managment plans for the area were jointly agreed upon by FWS and the rancher involved.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.41 MAINTAIN & IMPROVE HABITAT IN MEXICO Ongoing Current FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Private Ranchers Acquisition: Easement, Acquisition: Management Agreement, Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Planning, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative USFWS and Sonoran Joint Venture are working with private ranchers in Sonora, Mexico, to develop strategies for improving habitat for masked bobwhites. A conservation agreement was in place until May 31, 2011 which deferred grazing and promoted habitat improvements on lands owned by 2 ranchers.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.61 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Identify seasonal habitat requirements in Mexico Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Some habitat research has been done in MX in the mid-90's. No current plans to do more on seasonal requirements
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.611 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Habitat model for Mexico Partially Complete FY 1995 - FY 1999 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance A graduate student collected habitat data in MX in the mid-90's as part of a habitat model development by Fred Guthrey. No current work is being done to develop a model.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.612 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Conduct home range studies in Mexico Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Field Assistance No plans for this in the near future
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.613 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Measure effects of habitat mgmt on quail in Mexico Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Demographic Studies Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance No plans to conduct this research in the near future
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.614 HABITAT INVESTIGATION: Compare Sonora & Arizona habitats Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Research done in the mid 90's was conducted in AZ and MX to compare habitat differences
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 3.62 FOOD HABITS: Conduct food habit studies in Mexico Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Other Information Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Nothing planned for the upcoming year.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 4.1 PUBLIC RELATIONS: Conduct education program in Sonora Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sonoran Joint Venture Other: Information and Education Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance There was a workshop in MX in the early 90's involving mexican ranchers and wildlife management. More education and attention is needed in Sonora.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 5.1 PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN MEXICO Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University , Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation, Management: Depredation Control, Management: Land Use, Other: Information and Education, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Demographic Studies Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Refuge staff visit MX annually to conduct surveys for population estimation. We have met with Mexican biologists in MX and AZ to train them on survey techniques. More needs to take place.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 1 5.2 SUPPORT RESEARCH IN MEXICO Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Population Surveys, Research: Habitat Status, Research: Habitat Requirements, Research: Management Techniques, Research: Taxonomic Studies, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Propagation, Research: Migration, Research: Predation, Research: Competition, Research: Disease, Research: Environmental Contaminants, Research: Reintroduction, Research: Other Information, Research: Genetics Volunteer, Graduate Student, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Some research has taken place in MX over the last 30 years. There is continual support to conduct research in MX but funds are limiting
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 2 2.4 A survey of quail habitat was begun in spring of 2017 to determine areas for quail releases and guide veg hab decisions and hab work.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2017 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 2 3.13 REINTRO: Select introduction sites in Sonora Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Ranchers, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Reintroduction Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative A Mexican biologist and BANWR staff have identified some sites in Sonora which could be used for reintroduction of masked bobwhite and are still searching for other appropriate sites and willing landowners. Permitting is in progress.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 2 3.511 REINTRO: Evaluate potential release sites in Sonora Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Ranchers, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Reintroduction, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Reintroduction Volunteer, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance Mexican properties are being evaluated for possible release sites. Landowner contacts are being made to determine willingness of owner. Habitat quality is being assessed.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 2 3.52 REINTRO: Develop a release plan for Sonoran habitats Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reintroduction, Management: Planning, Research: Reintroduction Species Expert, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Administrative At the current time, releases are being considered for Mexico. However,there are many concerns of disease transfer and unknown genetic status.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 2 3.53 REINTRO: Release birds in Sonora Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Private Ranchers Management: Reintroduction, Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education, Research: Reintroduction Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance, Internal Administrative Releases of masked bobwhites in Sonora are being considered at the present time.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 2 3.54 REINTRO: Monitor survival of release in Sonora Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University , Private Ranchers, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: Reintroduction, Management: Planning, Other: Information and Education, Research: Population Surveys, Research: Demographic Studies, Research: Reintroduction Graduate Student, Species Expert, Contract, Internal Technical Assistance, Internal Field Assistance No releases have taken place in recent decades.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.11 Chicks have been released in fall of 2017 and 2018 with TX dads. Also, adults and chicks were released by covey box method in fall and winter of 2017. Almost 200 so far with TX dads and 300+ using call box method through the winter.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2024 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.13 Birds released in 2017 and 2018 were monitored by radio telemetry until mortality. Others not radio’d have been surveyed for by call playback surveys, audio recording units, and bird dog searches. .(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2024 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2.13-1 Birds released in 2017 and 2018 were monitored by radio telemetry until mortality. Others not radio’d have been surveyed for by call playback surveys, audio recording units, and bird dog searches. .(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2017 2024 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.311 Disc’ing to plant native seed was done in Secundino in scattered areas over 15 acres in summer of 2018. .(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2018 FY 2023 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.313 Half-cutting of mesquite has been done over ~180 acres since fall of 2017 to improve quail habitat and cover.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2018 FY 2023 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected 2.313-1 Half-cutting of mesquite has been done over ~180 acres since fall of 2017 to improve quail habitat and cover.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current 2018 2023 Labor type not yet selected Work type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.515 15 ac worth of native seed was planted in strips in Secundino.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2018 FY 2018 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.533 POPULATION MGMT: Evaluate various census techniques Ongoing Current FY 2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Research: Population Surveys Volunteer, Species Expert, Internal Field Assistance Evaluating and modifying techniques is an ongoing, adaptive process.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 2.541 Covey box and foster parent releases were done in 2017 to determine which has better success.(started/ongoing) (staff, volunteers) Ongoing Current FY 2017 FY 2024 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 3.221 Contact with landowners has been maintained for future work opportunities(started/ongoing) (staff, contract) Ongoing Not Current FY 2016 FY 2016 Work type not yet selected Labor type not yet selected
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 6 PUBLICATION COSTS Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Public Affairs Office , Phoenix Zoo, Sonoran Joint Venture Management: General, Other: Information and Education Internal Administrative The refuge continues to update refuge brochures and fact sheets to include current masked bobwhite information. More publicity needs to take place by the State and other partners such as the Phoenix Zoo and Sonoran Joint Venture.
Masked Bobwhite Recovery Plan, Second Revision RF(2) 2 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (520) 823-4251 Masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi 3 7 ESTABLISH AND MAiNTAIN MEDIA RELATIONSHIPS Ongoing Current Prior to FY 1995 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Centro Ecologico de Sonora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Public Affairs Office , Sonoran Joint Venture Management: General, Other: Information and Education Species Expert, Internal Administrative The refuge has developed media relations over many years and articles have been published in many newspapers and magazines. There has been much interest in the the masked bobwhite, but not consistent enough. There needs to be a stronger relationship with the media and the bobwhite program. Relationships with Mexican media need to be developed, as well in order to garner support for the species in Mexico.