During my most recent bird photography workshop in Arizona, we had a ton of opportunities to make Gambel’s Quail Photos. The best part was that it as also hatching season and there were several new broods over the course of the workshop. FUN!

About Gambel’s Quail

  • The scientific name is Callipepla peplos, which means “Beautiful Robe.” That one has me stumped too!
  • The namesake of the Gambel’s Quail is William Gambel. Mr. Gambel was a naturalist that died trying to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Another sort of head-scratcher of a name.
  • The collective noun for Gambel’s Quail is a “covey” or a “bevy”. The babies are “chicks” or “chippers.”

Gambel’s Quail Images

Gambel's Quail and sagebrush by Jeff Wendorff

Gambel’s Quail and sagebrush

Enjoy this selection quail images from my photography workshop.

Bird Photography Portfolio

All of my bird photography including these images are online and available for purchase or licensing. Check out all of my Gambel’s Quail Photos in my online gallery.

Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshops

I lead workshops that span the US and Canada, Central America, Mongolia and Africa. You can find out more about my photography workshops on my website, Wildlife Workshops.

These images are from my Birds and Bats workshop. If you’d like to learn more about that workshop, click this link: Birds, and Bats.