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

Woodcock Splash – A Lesson in Game Bird Science

Walking in on a point is always an exciting experience, especially in an area where multiple upland game birds occur. It’s a bit of Christmas morning surprise with each flush....

California Quail – An Upland Game Bird Profile

The Easily Recognized Bird of the Valley The California quail (Callipepla californica) primarily occupies the West Coast, from British Columbia down to Mexico. It is the most...

Himalayan Snowcock – An Upland Game Bird Profile

The Mysterious Mountain Bird from the Himalayas There aren’t many birds that can stand up to the rough conditions that high alpine meadows and mountain slopes offer, but the...

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) – A Game Bird Profile

Hunting the Feathered Missile with a Sad Call Mourning doves are one of several dove species in North America, but are by far the most recognized dove species. Most people...

Greater Sage-Grouse – Upland Game Bird Profile

America’s Iconic and Largest Grouse Species (Centrocercus urophasianus) If you are from the western half of the country, you are no doubt familiar with the greater sage-grouse....

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 – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Hunting the ever-challenging coastal Blue Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus). The sooty grouse is a mysterious forest grouse species that looks very similar to the dusky grouse. As...

Dusky Grouse – An Upland Game Bird Profile

Chasing one of the two elusive mountain grouse (Dendragapus obscurus). The dusky grouse is a very striking bird with beautiful plumage, although it looks very similar to another...

Hungarian Partridge – An Upland Game Bird Profile

An overview of the exotic Hungarian Partridge (Perdix perdix). As you would expect from its name, the Hungarian partridge is not native to the United States. Nevertheless, this...

Chukar – An Upland Game Bird Profile

The rugged game bird that pushes upland hunters to new limits (Alectoris chukar). Like the ring-necked pheasant, the chukar is a non-native game bird species introduced from the...