Timberdoodle Time Woodcock Walk

time This event happened in the past.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
5:30pm
Myles Standish State Forest
Myles Standish State Forest
194 Cranberry Rd.
Carver, MA 02330

Have you heard the whirr? Join the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest at a Saturday evening campfire and then observe the mating ritual of the the American woodcock.

At this time of year, these plump birds with the funky bill and eyes arrive from the south. The males display for the females by performing an elaborate circular flight display and plummeting to earth while making bizarre whirring sounds.

We will begin with a gathering at a campfire around 5:30pm at the amphitheater behind the forest headquarters building. A local bird guru will offer a quick introduction to the birds and their spectacular ritual. Then we will drive over to the fields on Cutter Field Road where we will listen and observe the flight display of the American Woodcock. No food will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. No dogs please. Kids old enough to stand quietly for a couple of minutes will love this!

Cost: Free

Register Online
For more information:
Category: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
Hosted By: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
Free EventKid-Friendly Event
birders on Shaw Farm Trail in Fairhaven

Upcoming Events

Birding with Nasketucket Bird Club
Sat, July 16
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Herb Hadfield Conservation Area,
Westport
2022 Falmouth Road Race
Sun, August 21
Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights,
Falmouth
2022 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 02
Sakonnnet Point to Woods Hole,
Falmouth