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!
Author: Kathleen Farley
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
2017 Woodcock Watch Countdown
As I did quite a rubbish job updating during the field season this year, I'll pull from where I did update: Twitter. Without further ado, I present: Top Moments of #Jersey Doodles. 10. Ticks & Tea Just had a tick crawl out of my hair and down my face as I was driving home. Ugh. … Continue reading 2017 Woodcock Watch Countdown
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?
Welcome Back, Woodcock!
I received this fantastic photo this morning: Not quite the redcoats, but the woodcock are coming and in fact they are already here -- and not just in Newark. Reports of large numbers of American #Woodcock in #NYC due to cold weather in the #USA. We occasionally see urban woodcock here in UK too: https://t.co/ZfwtVX86WS … Continue reading Welcome Back, Woodcock!
To you, your family, and your feathered friends!
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
Tis the Season!
While for many this may be the season for mistletoe, chestnuts, and holly (the first three ecological holiday connections I could think of!), for a field ecologist this is also grant writing season. And what every good ecologist hopes for is that Santa will approve their grants. Today I am launching my first crowd-funded project … Continue reading Tis the Season!
I Thought I Saw a Woodcock!
I did! I did! On Thursday, I headed over to Liberty State Park. My mission was to shoot some footage, for a project to launch later this month. I was armed with my cell phone, binoculars, and a mug of tea. (What else does a field biologist really need?) What I really wanted was iconic … Continue reading I Thought I Saw a Woodcock!
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