Thomas Enright’s research over White-tipped dove (Leptotila verreauxi) aims to determine the species’ habitat associations and distribution in the the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  Understanding  these population parameters can provide a firm basis for developing targeted population surveys used to determine species abundance. Although white-tipped doves have been a legal game bird since 1984 (Homerstad 1984), no reliable methodology presently exists for estimating species abundance, nor have any attempts been made to understand landscape-level habitat associations or distribution.