Without all five, Quail Won't Survive.

Nesting Habitat

  • Previous Year's residual plant material

  • Mixture of clumpy grasses, wildflowers and bare soil


Brood-Rearing Habitat

  • Well-spaced plants with little ground level foliage but dense overhead to shield chicks from predators



Quail Forever is dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

A Unique Model - At the heart of Quail Forever is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members to see the direct result of their contributions.  Quail Forever, Pheasants Forever's sister organization, empowers county and local chapters with responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.  As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Music City Quail Forever is part of that system.

Quail Forever -   Pheasants Forever launched Quail Forever in August of 2005 to address the continuing loss of habitat suitable for quail and the subsequent quail population decline.  Bobwhite population losses over the last 25 years range from 60 to 90 percent across the country. The reason for the quail population plunge is simple - massive losses of habitat suitable for quail.  There are five major factors leading to the losses of quail habitat; intensified farming and forestry practices, succession of grassland ecosystems to forests, overwhelming presence of exotic grasses like fescue that choke out widlife, and urban sprawl.


Roosting Habitat

  • Weedy grasslands or dense stands of annual weeds

  • Open canopy to allow quail to flush from predators


Escape Cover

  • Dense shrubs or briars

  • Area at least, 1,500 Sq ft.


Food and Water

  • Water available through food or dew

  • Year-round availability of seeds and insects

  • Sparse duff or debris (Quail are poor scratchers)

  • Food source located near escape cover