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Friday, April 12

American Woodcock Spring Ritual

Description

With the first hints of spring, American Woodcocks return locally to breed, and the resulting courtship display is not to be missed! After a series of nasal peent calls, the male springs into the air and begins to spiral upward, often to nearly 300 feet. Then, he zigzags his way to the ground like a falling leaf, often landing at almost the exact point of takeoff. We'll observe this impressive display and discuss the many unique adaptations of this unlikely little shorebird.

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American Woodcock © Jonathan Eckerson
When
  • Fri, Apr 12, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Who

Adults

Cost
  • Adult Members $15
  • Adult Nonmembers $18

Instructors

  • Dave Williams - Birder Naturalist

  • Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager

Instructions

Meet at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield.

Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and the terrain. Bring a field guide, binoculars, and a scope if you have one.