Management Bulletin No. 9: South Texas Bobwhites and Eyeworms: Regional History, Prevalence, and Implications for Management
Author(s): Andrea B. Montalvo and D. Abraham Woodard
Published: August 2023
Eyeworms (Oxyspirura petrowi) are frequently claimed as a factor in the decline in Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) quail populations during the last decade, particularly in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of Texas. However, reports of O. petrowi infections in bobwhite populations from the South Texas Plains (Fig. 1) do not support this association.
Montalvo, A. B., and Woodard, D. A., 2023. South Texas Bobwhites and Eyeworms: Regional History, Prevalence, and Implications for Management. East Foundation Management Bulletin No. 9, 6P.