Please join us for this presentation:
The Science of Species Recovery: Can Masked Bobwhite Persist in the Wild?
Tuesday January 26 at 11:00 am MST time, 1:00 pm EST.
The Masked Bobwhite Quail, Colinus virginianus ridgwayi, was believed to be extinct in the wild until 1964 when a wild population was discovered in Sonora Mexico. Birds from that population and from previously established captive populations became forebears of the Masked Bobwhite Quail that are reared for release on Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.
Species reintroduction and restoration is only possible with significant scientific research and experimentation. Lacrecia Johnson, Rebecca Chester, biologists from US Fish and Wildlife Service and Don Wolfe, Senior Biologist at Sutton Avian Center, will tell us about efforts to establish a sustainable wild population of Masked Bobwhite on Buenos Aires NWR.
Friends of BANWR are delighted to co-host the program with Tucson Audubon Society!
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