Watch the Woodcock!

Tonight the woodcock began displaying while it was still light enough to record video. Typically, woodcock will begin displaying about 15 minutes after sunset.  Tonight's sunset took place at 7:15 and the video began at 7:40.  At this point the woodcock had been active for several minutes.   At least here in New Jersey, woodcock are … Continue reading Watch the Woodcock!

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2018 Game Plan

  We are officially back in the field for Season 2 of #JerseyDoodles.  During the 2018 season, we're continuing to expand our efforts. In 2016 we conducted a regional survey of potential woodcock habitat in across post-industrial and non-industrial habitat in Northern New Jersey.  We learned woodcock do in fact use degraded habitat such as … Continue reading 2018 Game Plan

What did we learn from #JerseyDoodles: Pilot Season?

This week, I've left the field to attend #AOSSCO17 (The joint meeting of American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists). Last night I shared the 2016 field season results as the poster session. (When I have the video link I will share that as well.) https://widgets.figshare.com/articles/5271034/embed?show_title=1 To increase participation and interest, I challenged viewers … Continue reading What did we learn from #JerseyDoodles: Pilot Season?

What to get the Woodcock Watcher in your Life

Still looking for last minute holiday gifts?  Here are some suggestions. Consider making a donation in their name to support woodcock research.  You can do so between now and January 15, 2015 via experiment.com. Irish Coin Woodcock Pendant: Order a vintage coin necklace featuring a European Woodcock via Parts for You, Etsy. $13.95 Prefer a more morbid/anatomically … Continue reading What to get the Woodcock Watcher in your Life

Expanding Horizons I

This past week, the 6th NAOC (North American Ornithological Conference) was held in Washington DC from August 16-20th with options for workshops the two days prior to the conference and birding excursions for two days following. What is the purpose of a scientific conference? Scientific conferences are typically held annually to share latest results, see … Continue reading Expanding Horizons I