Sunday, June 27, 2010

Masked Bobwhite Quails

I was pleasantly surprised to find several Masked Bobwhite Quails in residence at the Sonoran Desert Museum just up the road from where I live. As Arizona's rarest bird which is protected by the Endangered Species Act it is very unusual to get a look at this elusive creature. The only confirmed place in Arizona that the Masked Bobwhite can be seen in the wild is Buenos Aries National Wildlife Refuge in the extreme southern part of the state.
I frequently travel to Buenos Aries and have had the good fortune to see one in the grasslands that is it's natural habitat. More facts about the Masked Bobwhite Quail can be found at: www.pima.gov/cmo/sdcp/species/fsheets/mbw.html

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