Bobwhite Quail Population Monitoring (Scientific - Long Term Opportunity)


Cause Areas


Fri Sep 30, 2016 05:00 AM - Mon Oct 31, 2016 08:00 AM


Iowa DNR Ringgold Wildlife Management Unit1201 E South StreetMount Ayr, IA 50854


Any volunteer would need to demonstrate knowledge of the bobwhite covey call, or be able to learn it quickly and reliably. We prefer the volunteer to be reliable and available with 1 day notice. We prefer to utilize the same folks every year.

We will provide simple training of the bobwhite call and utilize email for distributing assigned location and data sheet. Mid-October to late Oct. 1hr pre-sunrise ready in the field at a predetermined point. Following standardized procedures. Training available.

Volunteer will drive themselves to the site. Walk across country to assigned point. Pre sunrise (dark). Listen for the covey call of quail and document observations. Walk back to vehicle. Report their observations via email, or mail (data sheets sent in). One point per morning. Conditions must be calm (low wind). Possible field issues are dark walking, rough terrain, heavy dew (wet), interruptions by passers by, etc. Volunteer will be working independently. Must be reliable and trustoworthy as this data is sensitive to guiding management efforts and potential future policy.

For more information, contact Mark McInroy at 515-432-2823 ext. 110 or


  • Research
  • Environmental Policy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour pre-sunrise to 1 hour post-sunrise
  • long-term commitment of 2 - 3 year preferred
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