Upland Bird Forecast - Panhandle Region

Panhandle Region

2020 Conditions - Snowpack was about average to slightly above average which may have had a minimal effect on over winter survival. The summer has been relatively dry. Nesting success and survival appears to have been good. Pheasants, gray partridge and quail are uncommon and largely restricted to the southern portion of the region.

Pheasant

  • Trend from last year (2019): Stable
  • 10-Year Trend (2010-2020): Down
  • Sparse populations in the southern portion of the region.  The dry summer has birds concentrated around reliable water sources.

Gray Partridge (Hun)

  • Trend from last year (2019): Stable
  • 10-Year Trend (2010-2020): Stable
  • Sparse populations in the southern portion of the region. The dry summer has birds concentrated around reliable water sources.

California Quail

  • Trend from last year (2019): Stable
  • 10-Year Trend (2010-2020): Stable
  • Sparse populations in the southern portion of the region.  The dry summer has birds concentrated around reliable water sources

Forest Grouse (Dusky, Ruffed, Spruce)

  • Trend from last year (2019): Stable
  • 10-Year Trend (2010-2020): Stable
  • Production was average this year. Forest grouse production appears good and numbers overall should be good going into this fall.