West Virginia works to restore bobwhite

The state of West Virginia is working to add 20,000 bobwhite to wildlife management areas. Credit: Panza Rayada

West Virginia biologists are working to reestablish bobwhite in the state. The state Division of Natural Resources plans to add an additional 20,000 bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) to wildlife management areas across the state through October. The effort is part of a five-year restoration project, which includes fitting some of the birds with transmitters to monitor them. Several locations also have cameras to watch for the birds’ presence. “It’s a bird that has been here forever, and it’s wildlife we need to protect and bring back,” said Gov. Jim Justice.

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