Make California Quail Feel at Home in Your Garden
Do you have quail in your neighborhood, but not in your yard? One reason might be the presence of feral and pet house cats - which is arguably the largest impediment to having California quail in your yard. Quail spend most of their time on the ground and are easy prey for a cat. By keeping your cat indoors (or at least restricting its outings to midday when most birds are less active), you can create a safer environment for the quail. Once you remove potential predators, you can encourage quail to visit your garden with a few bird-friendly additions.