Scaled Quail
garly in February, 1940, a "secure" population of
16 quail per souare mile was determined on 41 square miles
of quail range by counting coveys from a pickup truck. Again
in November, 1940. the same methods of counting were used
on the same area and a fall population of 38 quail per square
mile was determined. This is on an unsiot area and the pop-
ulation increased 21 times. The difference (due to natural
loss) on this area of 41 sections is 22 birds per section or
about 900 birds.
From Forest Service Report on Wildlife within
National Forests of Arizona and New Mexico.
Region 3.   1940.   pp 8.