Woodcock Walk

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area
Noquochoke Wildlife Management Area
Hixville Rd.
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Latitude: 41.668006
Longitude: -71.023676

The fabled American woodcock (Scolopax minor) courtship flights are a true sign of spring that occur across open landscapes often before the last snows have melted. Experience this spectacle 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, we’ll take a look for owls.

Participants should bring a camera, binoculars, flashlight, chair, and dress warmly! Pre-registration is required by 12 noon, Thursday, March 29.

Cost: Lloyd Center members: $8; Non-members: $10. Cost includes an information packet.

Register Online
For more information:
Phone: (508) 990-0505 ext. 23
Hosted By: The Lloyd Center for The Environment
trail through the woods at the Lloyd Center in Dartmouth
Several trails run through the woods at the Lloyd Center in Dartmouth.

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