Turkey, Dove, Ducks, Egrets, Herons, Grebes, Coots, Cormorants, Vultures, Geese, Crows, Quail
The Rio Grande Turkey is the most popular large bird on the 10xXx ranch. As elusive as turkey are, the visitor normally can see a group of hens and jakes, as well as a few toms strutting their stuff during the spring mating season. Most other large birds are migratory and depending on the season, the lakes can be seen full of ducks, herons, etc., the fields full of dove, crows, etc., and carcasses of fallen wildlife covered with vultures. Sadly, the Bobwhite Quail is almost non-existent on the ranch. Several attempts to reintroduce them have failed for unknown reasons. Quail have never been hunted on the ranch, and other than a couple of coveys spotted yearly, they population never seems to improve.