Mountain Quail

Photo Credit: Dave Budeau, ODFW


  • Species Common Name Mountain Quail
  • Species Scientific Name Oreortyx pictus
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Mountain Quail are found in shrubby, riparian habitat adjacent to grassy uplands.

Limiting factors

Mountain Quail have experienced range retractions, declines, and local extirpations due to habitat loss, alteration, and degradation.

Conservation actions

Expand partnerships with private landowners to maintain and/or provide suitable habitat. Coordinate riparian restoration with management of suitable adjacent uplands.

Key reference or plan

Western Quail Management Plan