APPROXIMATE DATE -- WOODCOCK WATCHING WITH SUNY COBLESKILL
This will take place sometime in the first half of April; contact coordinators Scott Stoner & Denise Hackert-Stoner firstname.lastname@example.org 518-785-6760 by March 28 to sign up to be notified of the exact date.
Field leader: Dr Roger Masse of SUNY Cobleskill
Join Dr Roger J Masse and students in the Wildlife Management program at SUNY Cobleskill for an evening of woodcock watching in Cobleskill. During this crepuscular outing, participants can expect to hear peenting male Woodcock and maybe even see courtship flights depending on lighting conditions. In addition, Dr Masse and his students will place mist nets around select singing grounds in hope of catching and banding these peculiar birds. You know what they say… a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush! Although captures can never be guaranteed, this outing may provide your best opportunity to see a Woodcock up close and personal. Woodcock capture is weather-dependent so scheduling will be flexible. Evenings with precipitation and high winds are avoided. Participants will meet at the site about 1.5 hours before sunset and banding normally concludes around 9:00p.m. The potential window for capture dates is 1-16 April 2023.
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