Upland Species Profiles

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...

Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) – Species Profile

The Wilson’s Snipe is a real and worthy pursuit. Perhaps no other bird is so widely misunderstood than the Wilson’s Snipe, made famous for their fictitious role in the classic...

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) – Species Profile

Hunting the Comical Bird of Many Names the American Woodcock The American Woodcock is known by many nicknames, including timberdoodle, bogsucker, mud snipe, or timber rocket, just...

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – Species Profile

The Ruffed Grouse is the Bird that Makes the North Woods Alive This upland game bird, also called a partridge, has easily captured the hearts and interests of hunters across the...

Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) – Species Profile

Hunting the Ghostly-Sounding and Comical Greater Prairie Chicken If you’ve never seen a greater prairie chicken, you’re missing out on an extremely beautiful and...

Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) – Species Profile

Take a look at the Spruce Grouse with Project Upland. If you don’t live in the northern fringe of the country, Alaska, or Canada, it’s fairly safe to say you’re not too...