Grouse, quail, and turkeys are all considered “ground birds.”  Although entirely capable of flight, these birds often use the ability sparingly.  They spend much of their time traipsing across the ground in search of food, but won’t hesitate to use flight as a means of escaping danger or, sometimes, to attract mates and reach elevated secure roosting sites.  Ground cover is extremely important to the survival of these creatures.  Consider allowing native shrubs, brambles, and leaf cover to remain on the ground.  The more natural your backyard, the better your odds of visits from these quirky creatures!