[CT Birds] Watching for woodcocks

Dennis Riordan driordan at snet.net
Thu Feb 28 11:32:13 EST 2013

Watching for Woodcocks
Guilford Salt Meadows Sanctuary
Guilford, CT
Sunday March 3, 5:30 p.m.
Rain date Saturday March 9, 5:30 p.m.

The American Woodcock, also known as the “Timberdoodle,” is a common yet elusive member of the shorebird family, unique because its primary habitat is wooded uplands. In early spring, male woodcocks can be seen and heard at dusk along the edges of woodland meadows performing their rather peculiar courtship display.

Join us on a prowl through the fields at the Guilford Salt Meadows Sanctuary in search of woodcocks. Please bring binoculars, a flashlight  and a sense of adventure! Rain or bad weather the day of the trip postpones until the following Saturday, March 9.

Meet at the Guilford Salt Meadows Sanctuary message board on Meadow Lands Road in Guilford. Parking is available for up to ten cars.

To register for these trips, please emailnina at menunkatuck.org, visit the Field Trips registration form on the calendar page of our website at www.menunkatuck.org/index.php/calendar1/.

Dennis Riordan

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