Courting Rituals of the American Woodcock - Online

March 8, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:00pm




Patti Steinman - Education Coordinator, Arcadia
Martha Gach - Education Manager and Conservation Coordinator, Broad Meadow Brook






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

The American Woodcock's intricate courtship ritual is a unique experience that showcases the impressive aerial acrobatics that birds are capable of. A flurry of feather-produced sounds, amazing spirals to invisible heights, and zig-zagging descents are repeated over and over again at dusk, to the delight of onlookers. This online presentation will introduce you to the woodcock, its unique adaptations and life cycle, and the courtship dance it's famous for. How are woodcock populations doing in Massachusetts and the northeast, and how can we best protect them?

Discover when and where to look for woodcocks on your own or through a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary to witness their displays in-person this spring.

Interested in learning more? Join us for one, some, or all: this program is one part of a 4-session Wonders of Winter Series - online. By registering for the series before 1.18.23, you'll get access to all 4 sessions for the price of 3. You do not need to register for other sessions, or the full series, to enjoy this one.

Instructions and Directions:

You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Email [email protected] for more information.