The most prolific bird present in the Cordoba Province is referred to as the eared dove - named for the dark patch of feathers located on the side of the bird's upper cheek that has the appearance of an ear. The eared dove resembles the mourning dove that most American hunters are used to shooting - if placed side by side, these 2 species are difficult to tell apart. The eared dove thrives in the Cordoba region primarily due to the farming practices and the vast number of roost areas. Recent estimates indicate that there are over 50 million eared doves that reside in the Cordoba Region – more than any other place in the World!