Dartmouth, MA 02747
The fabled American woodcock (Scolopax minor) courtship flights occur across open landscapes often before the last snows have melted…a true sign of spring! Experience this spectacle with Lloyd Center staff at Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area in Dartmouth, a known woodcock staging area and location where the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife manages the species.
Spend the first hour exploring the site for other bird activity that may occur at dusk, before settling in to hear and see woodcocks performing their aerial displays. An overview of the American woodcock, including a packet of background materials, will be provided. After woodcock activity has subsided, the group will take a look for owls which may also be active.
Participants should bring a camera, binoculars, flashlight, chair, and dress warmly! Pre-registration required by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 28th.
Cost: Lloyd Center members $8, nonmembers $10