Upland Bird Forecast - Panhandle Region

Panhandle Region

2022 Conditions – Spring conditions were relatively wet with record cool temperatures across the region. This weather likely provided good brood-rearing conditions, but may have had an impact on nesting success and chick survival. Pheasants, gray partridge and quail are uncommon and largely restricted to the southern portions of the region.

Pheasant

  • Sparse wild populations in the southern portion of the region. As part of the pheasant stocking program, releases will occur, beginning the week of Sept. 25 through mid-December on Coeur d’Alene and Boundary-Smith Creek WMAs.

Gray Partridge (Hun)

  • Sparse populations in the southern portion of the region.

California Quail

  • Sparse populations in the southern portion of the region. 

Forest Grouse (Dusky, Ruffed, Spruce)

  • Populations occur throughout the timbered landscapes of the region.