Upland Game Birds Get the latest articles, videos, tips, and more on upland game birds, including pheasant, grouse, quail and more from Project Upland.

The Splitting of the Blue Grouse

How to Tell Who’s Who with the Mysterious Blue Grouse The blue grouse is a bird shrouded in mystery. The dusky grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) and the sooty grouse (Dendragapus...

Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) – An Upland Species Profile

Hunting the Ever-Challenging Coastal Blue Grouse The sooty grouse is a mysterious forest grouse species that looks very similar to the dusky grouse. As recently as 2006, the sooty...

Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) – An Upland Species Profile

Chasing One of the Two Elusive Mountain Grouse The dusky grouse is a very striking bird with beautiful plumage, although it looks very similar to another grouse species. Until...

Hungarian Partridge (Perdix perdix) – An Upland Species Profile

An Overview of the Exotic Hungarian Partridge As you would expect from its name, the Hungarian partridge is not native to the United States. Nevertheless, this bird is very...

Chukar (Alectoris chukar) – An Upland Species Profile

The Rugged Game Bird That Pushes Upland Hunters to New Limits Like the ring-necked pheasant, the chukar is a non-native game bird species introduced from the Middle East and Asia....

Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) – An Upland Species Profile

What Do You Know About This Northern Prairie Grouse? The sharp-tailed grouse is a bird of the northern prairies and shrublands. The native sharp-tailed grouse range overlaps with...

Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii) – An Upland Species Profile

The Desert Quail with a Stylish Hairdo The Gambel’s quail is a desert-dwelling species that primarily occupies the American Southwest and Mexico, including most of the Sonoran,...

Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus) – An Upland Species Profile

The Complicated Story of the Once-Plentiful Bobwhite Quail As one of several species of North American quail, the bobwhite quail has been studied extensively throughout the...

Mearns Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) – Species Profile

How and Where to Hunt The Rarely Seen Mearns Quail The Mearns quail, also called the Montezuma quail or fool quail, is a beautiful southern species of quail that mostly occurs in...

Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) – Species Profile

History of the Exotic Ring-Necked Pheasant of the Prairie The pheasant has a very interesting history in this country. Usually, exotic species cause ecological chaos and are...