The northern bobwhite, Virginia quail or (in its home range) bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) is a ground-dwelling bird native to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It is a member of the group of species known as New World quails (Odontophoridae). They were initially placed with the Old World quails in the pheasant family (Phasianidae), but are not particularly closely related. The name "bobwhite" derives from its characteristic whistling call. Despite its secretive nature, the northern bobwhite is one of the most familiar quails in eastern North America because it is frequently the only quail in its range.

There are 21 subspecies of northern bobwhite, many of which are hunted extensively as game birds. One subspecies, the masked bobwhite (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi), is listed as endangered with wild populations located in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and a reintroduced population in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona.
Northern Bobwhite
Date Location Count
2020-10-21 09:20Prophetstown SP1
2020-10-06 08:26People's Pathway (Co. Rd. 300E)3
2020-10-10 12:06Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.)18
2020-10-16 15:12Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area1
2020-10-22 07:03Goose Pond FWA--Field A2
2020-10-05 09:38Goose Pond FWA--SR 59 Check Station1
2020-10-11 07:13Goose Pond FWA--Visitor Center3
2020-10-13 08:30Gibson Generating Station--East Perimeter County Roads10
2020-10-25 07:18Cane Ridge WMA1
2020-10-08 08:44Gibson Lake--SW Borrow Pits (View Only From Road)1
2020-10-23 07:05Tern Bar Slough WDA1
2020-10-08 09:30Hemmer Woods Nature Preserve2
2020-10-07 09:02Columbia Bottom CA1
2020-10-06 09:40Hawkeye WMA (general location)10
2020-10-17 07:20Clarence Cannon NWR8
2020-10-13 06:50BK Leach CA- Kings Lake Unit2
2020-09-29 09:36Conrey Rd. Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary1
2020-10-10 14:00Cuivre River SP12
2020-10-24 12:55Pyramid State Park--Denmark Unit1
2020-09-29 08:40Shawnee National Forest--Rim Rock1
2020-10-10 06:56Crab Orchard NWR--Wolfcreek Causeway1
2020-09-30 11:32East Fork SP--Williamsburg Wetland3
2020-09-28 12:59Mark Twain Lake--Mark Twain SP Boat Ramp2
2020-10-02 08:07Provo Reclaimed Mines (restricted access; roadside viewing only)12
2020-10-05 08:20Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill1
2020-10-26 13:46Long Branch Lake and SP8
2020-10-21 16:15Frank Lyne's Farm (Private) stakeout Harris's Sparrow 2014-20152
2020-10-09 06:50Prairie Garden Trust14
2020-10-21 16:58Thomas Hill Reservoir--Gaslight Rd1
2020-10-25 16:36Bradford Farm4
2020-10-18 13:13South Farm R-1 Lake1
2020-10-16 07:00Blue Grass Army Depot (restricted access)
2020-10-05 18:02Haynes Bottom WMA1
2020-10-21 09:25Red River Gorge (Powell Co.)--Auxier Ridge Trail1
2020-10-12 09:26Old Mat Casting Field (Smith's Longspur)2
2020-10-23 08:12Seven Islands State Birding Park2
2020-10-27 07:59Kyker Bottoms Refuge1
2020-10-26 08:36Phipps Bend2
2020-10-24 07:20Linscomb WA4
2020-10-17 04:54Wheeler NWR--Blackwell Swamp (NABT 26)4
2020-10-05 08:15Cattails Golf Course (at Meadowview) (KBT)9
2020-10-21 09:20Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie (Cedar Co.)1
2020-10-27 07:30Wah'kon-tah Prairie14
2020-10-18 07:41Anderson Wildlife Area1
2020-10-17 13:24Loess Bluffs NWR1
2020-10-22 06:41Talbot CA3
2020-10-07 14:10Bethel Prairie CA8
2020-10-10 08:52Clear Creek Lake1
2020-10-04 10:09Perry Lake--Perry Yacht & Marina2
2020-10-02 07:54Wah-Sha-She Prairie1
2020-10-11 11:40Camp Robinson Special Use Area7
2020-10-11 12:41Prairie Owl RA5
2020-10-09 07:37Osage SFL4
2020-10-07 07:33Chace Lake Park, Hoover1
2020-10-15 08:57Holla Bend NWR10
2020-10-04 15:14Kramper Lake1
2020-10-23 07:45Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area3
2020-10-10 16:25Lake Wanahoo1
2020-10-25 11:20Yankee Hill State WMA5
2020-10-13 07:14Conestoga Lake13
2020-10-19 15:36Konza Prairie--Nature Trail5
2020-10-01 08:23Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge1
2020-10-18 17:15Sumter National Forest--Parsons Mountain Recreation Area6
2020-10-01 07:00Sumter NF -- Lick Fork Lake Rec Area1
2020-10-26 13:15Howerton Rd.3
2020-09-30 06:40Ralph Winstead Rd4
2020-10-20 15:01Pee Dee NWR1
2020-10-09 08:00Ottawa SFL12
2020-10-07 12:55Pee Dee NWR--Andrews Pond6
2020-10-08 11:10Northeast Sedgwick Co. Park7
2020-09-30 07:16McPherson SFL & Maxwell Wildlife Refuge18
2020-10-23 10:30Carolina Sandhills NWR2
2020-10-09 16:26Cowskin Creek Water Quality Reclamation Facility7
2020-10-14 08:02Bristoe Station Battlefield10
2020-10-22 05:24Pushmataha WMA8
2020-10-02 08:07Powhatan State Park1
2020-10-01 08:45Jordan Lake--B. Everett Jordan Dam1
2020-10-27 12:25Kanopolis SP--Horsetheif Canyon Trails18
2020-10-02 10:00Upper Delta WMA--Clearwater Tract10
2020-10-20 07:16Swamp of Toa IBA--Albany Nursery WMA17
2020-10-17 17:25Faris Caves13
2020-10-23 17:54Wellington Lake6
2020-10-15 08:00Cheney SP--East Shore Area1
2020-10-17 08:09Derr House - Nature Conservancy reclamation project1
2020-10-17 08:44**HUNTLEY MEADOWS PARK1
2020-10-16 09:30Santee NWR--Bluff Unit (fall and winter restricted access)1
2020-10-07 09:27Youngson WPA1
2020-10-24 09:13Wilson Lake--Lucas Park RA1
2020-10-20 16:40Rowe Sanctuary1
2020-10-17 17:28Wilson Lake--Minooka Park RA13
2020-10-17 07:54Petersburg National Battlefield--Western Front Civil War Trail10
2020-10-13 07:42Wilson WA25
2020-10-17 15:46Ponce De Leon Springs SP--South Unit7
2020-10-07 09:03Quivira NWR (Reno Co.)12
2020-10-06 06:25Falling Waters SP1
2020-10-24 10:30Quivira NWR--Migrant's Mile & Park Smith Lake10
2020-10-09 07:18Quivira NWR--Little Salt Marsh1
2020-10-05 18:48Quivira NWR--Visitor Center & Headquarters1
2020-10-06 19:14Quivira NWR--Big Salt Marsh--Wildlife Drive8
2020-10-08 07:45Quivira NWR--Big Salt Marsh12
2020-10-11 07:12Hales Landing Boat Ramp and Campground, Flint River2
2020-10-17 17:30Silver Lake12
2020-10-06 19:20Silver Lake WMA6
2020-10-09 08:41Sacramento-Wilcox WMA5
2020-10-24 08:05Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Nature Trail16
2020-10-04 10:00Salt Plains NWR--Eagle Roost Observation Blind
2020-09-30 12:29Torreya SP1
2020-10-15 18:41Bluff Creek Trails 2
2020-10-02 18:45Drummond Flats WMA1
2020-10-20 14:00Heartland Farm (restricted access)1
2020-10-14 06:20Chester River Field Research Center (Chino Farms) (private)7
2020-10-03 10:52Mt. Pleasant Rd. & Yocemento Ave. Pond1
2020-10-03 10:06Harris Neck NWR--Snipe Pond1
2020-10-06 08:04Belvidere (town)3
2020-10-08 10:30St. Marks NWR--Mounds Pool No. 11
2020-10-12 09:01Kiowa SFL2
2020-10-04 07:20Nanticoke Wildlife Area--Big Field5
2020-10-26 10:00Bombay Hook NWR--tidal marsh4
2020-10-21 08:12Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge1
2020-10-07 13:55Ceylon WMA1
2020-10-25 09:20Merrill Creek Reservoir--Scotts Mountain Hawk Watch/Inlet-Outlet Tower2
2020-10-25 08:30Merrill Creek Reservoir2
2020-10-17 15:41E.A. Vaughn WMA--South1
2020-10-27 07:45Alligator River NWR5
2020-10-14 15:10Alligator River NWR--Wildlife Drive20
2020-10-19 17:31Watermelon Pond WEA12
2020-10-09 07:45Newnans Lake--Palm Point Park1
2020-10-24 08:59Paynes Prairie Preserve SP--Cones Dike Trail1
2020-10-16 09:01Prairie Creek Preserve--Lodge Trail1
2020-10-02 17:16Swanson Reservoir SRA--Macklin Bay1
2020-09-29 08:07Faver-Dykes SP1
2020-10-11 06:29Beaver River WMA18
2020-10-16 07:18Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area12
2020-10-25 11:24Anahuac NWR (UTC 049)1
2020-10-13 14:41Lake McConaughy--Spring Park9
2020-10-19 08:54Chassahowitzka WMA16
2020-10-23 08:14Lake Woodruff NWR15
2020-10-13 10:11Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area--Headquarters Tract12
2020-10-19 07:00Weekiwachee Preserve, east of Shoal Line Boulevard2
2020-10-06 17:49Optima Reservoir--Spillway Marsh7
2020-10-09 09:27Lake Loch Leven2
2020-10-21 16:27Blue Spring SP1
2020-10-16 09:34Katy Prairie--Warren Ranch (controlled access)3
2020-10-07 09:15Hubbard Creek Reservoir 5
2020-10-03 10:36Terry Hershey Park--E. of Kirkwood & W. of Wilcrest1
2020-10-11 07:33John Paul Landing Park--Environmental Education Center2
2020-10-17 09:57Katy Prairie--Hebert rd.--W. of Pattison Rd.1
2020-09-30 07:03Katy Prairie Conserv.--Indiangrass Preserve5
2020-10-17 07:06Katy Prairie--Pattison/Morrison rds (N. from FM529 to Hebert rd.)3
2020-10-24 08:35Old Hebert House (private)12
2020-09-30 09:04Katy Prairie Conserv.--Mary Manor1
2020-10-10 07:58Avalon Park and Preserve12
2020-10-18 06:45East Farm Preserve13
2020-10-03 09:03Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park10
2020-10-17 07:15Conner Preserve5
2020-10-14 07:25Wekiwa Springs SP--Sand Lake Parking1
2020-10-09 07:45Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive1
2020-10-12 06:47Fort Hood--Central Live Fire (Restricted Access)8
2020-10-19 06:51Fort Hood--South Live Fire (Coryell Co.) (Restricted Access)2
2020-10-13 07:20Geneva Wilderness Area1
2020-10-01 15:49Merritt Island NWR (Volusia co.) (Please consider using more specific locations)1
2020-10-27 06:57West Fort Hood (Bell Co.) (restricted access)2
2020-10-06 09:28Greenbelt Reservoir (Donley Co.) PHP0781
2020-10-03 10:13Prestons Pond Complex2
2020-10-01 10:35Merritt Island NWR--Dummitt Grove5
2020-10-10 08:00Lower Green Swamp Preserve
2020-10-21 16:43Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR (CTC 004)7
2020-10-10 07:30Manter Dam RA2
2020-10-12 09:26Merritt Island NWR--Scrub Trail3
2020-10-13 18:41Cimarron NG--Cottonwood Picnic Area11
2020-10-08 17:14Fox Lake Park4
2020-10-17 08:11Merritt Island NWR (Please consider using more specific locations)1
2020-10-20 10:32Cimarron NG--Tunnerville Work Center4
2020-10-24 15:00Elkhart WTP2
2020-10-03 08:45Golden Aster Scrub Nature Preserve1
2020-10-07 07:20Cimarron NG--Western Crossing2
2020-10-19 07:30Cimarron NG--West Bend2
2020-10-06 05:45Cimarron NG--Cimarron River at CO Border1
2020-09-28 16:58Fish Hawk Nature Preserve South2
2020-10-07 07:49Chito Branch Reserve6
2020-10-14 08:26Triple Creek Nature Preserve1
2020-10-15 08:51Cockroach Bay Preserve and surrounding area2
2020-10-15 07:39Mitchell Ellington Park1
2020-10-26 17:40Grange Hall Loop Road1
2020-10-25 07:24Caprock Canyons SP (PHP 037)9
2020-10-27 06:50Triple N Ranch WMA2
2020-10-12 11:15River Lakes Conservation Area--Moccasin Island10
2020-10-22 06:55Bull Creek WMA3
2020-10-23 08:56Joe Overstreet Rd. and Landing7
2020-10-10 07:00Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park1
2020-10-25 08:10McGee Lake1
2020-10-15 07:11Three Lakes WMA2
2020-10-20 17:51Merkel WTP2
2020-10-15 09:53Reimers Ranch Park7
2020-10-21 07:46Oscar Scherer SP2
2020-10-13 09:20Messex State Wildlife Area2
2020-10-03 08:00White River Lake (PHP 023)2
2020-10-18 07:27Kissimmee Prairie Preserve SP2
2020-10-16 06:58Carancahua Bay--Eastern shore area (Jackson Co.)2
2020-10-23 10:15Kissimmee Prairie Preserve SP--Peavine Trail1
2020-10-26 09:48Tippecanoe Environmental Park1
2020-09-30 17:22Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park11
2020-10-17 09:45Prairie Creek Preserve3
2020-10-16 08:57Buffalo Lake NWR (PHP 039)1
2020-10-09 07:56Indian River Club4
2020-10-26 09:23Babcock-Webb WMA3
2020-09-29 18:50Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary8
2020-09-29 16:44Bluefield Road10
2020-10-17 07:57Teague Hammock2
2020-10-05 10:29Kendall Co.--Zoeller Ln. area2
2020-10-16 15:30Lake Colorado City SP (PHP 018)8
2020-10-05 16:30McCarty Ranch Preserve3
2020-10-24 10:27Goliad Co.--CR25062
2020-10-10 09:57Yellow House Draw downstream of Canyon Lake 61
2020-10-11 07:11Six Mile Cypress Preserve North3
2020-10-25 08:06Canyon Lake 6, Lubbock (PHP 025)1
2020-09-29 06:45Harns Marsh2
2020-10-10 08:34Tahoka Lake Pasture (restricted access)10
2020-10-21 10:03San Angelo SP--South Unit--Bird Blind area1
2020-10-11 08:39San Angelo SP--South Unit (HOTW 109)7
2020-10-19 12:44Erwin S Wilder WMA3
2020-10-13 08:56Twin Buttes Reservoir9
2020-10-15 11:30South Concho Pool11
2020-10-11 08:45Hill Country SNA--(Bandera Co. portion / N. of Bandera Creek rd.)(HOTW 045)9
2020-10-04 07:30Nancy Payton Preserve3
2020-10-25 13:00Mounce's Meadow, Marshfield1
2020-10-25 09:45Myles Standish SF--Quail Fields1
2020-10-25 08:07White Point & Koonce Loop6
2020-09-30 08:20Choke Canyon SP--South Shore Unit (Live Oak Co.)10
2020-10-21 07:57Choke Canyon SP--Calliham Unit (McMullen Co.)(CTC 082)8
2020-10-18 08:00Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve8
2020-10-09 06:58Clovis WTP1
2020-10-20 14:44Chapman Ranch7
2020-09-29 08:01Jim Wells Co.--CR2396
2020-10-09 14:32High Head, Pilgrim Heights10
2020-10-07 11:00Corn Hill, Truro3
2020-10-13 18:33King Ranch Visitor Center1
2020-10-08 08:15Milnesand1
2020-10-21 16:08Hemenway Landing1
2020-10-21 08:17Fort Hill, Eastham3
2020-10-17 07:13Melrose Woods1
2020-10-02 12:19Hebbronville--S. Vaello Ave pond (usually dry)1
2020-10-23 09:29Laguna Atascosa NWR (LTC 024)16
2020-10-02 19:09Cameron Co.--TX100--Aplomado Viewing Area1
2020-10-16 10:07Old Port Isabel Rd20
2020-10-27 07:50Sabal Palm Sanctuary (LTC 042)10
2020-10-18 08:30Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP--Hawk Watch1
2020-10-08 16:47Falcon SP--NW of Admin Bldg. (Zapata Co.)15
2020-10-18 07:00Falcon State Park (LTC 084)
2020-10-26 08:45Salineño Wildlife Preserve--DeWind's Yard11
2020-10-11 07:30Parque Lenin6
2020-10-17 06:52Bosque Zuazua--Ruta Puerta de Hierro2
2020-10-05 09:00Chichicaxtle--Observatorio de Aves Rapaces Dr. Mario A. Ramos2
2020-10-17 07:13Camino a Las Barrancas--Km 0-52
2020-10-12 06:15Parque Ecoturístico El Arcotete2
2020-10-06 08:30Sendero del Estanque y Cementerio1
2020-10-25 07:17Laguna Santo Domingo Ingenio1
2020-10-11 08:09Ojo de Agua Tolistoque6
2020-10-17 11:02Canal Principal--Ixtepec.1
2020-10-17 18:22Laguna La Colorada1