Woodcocks spend most of their time on the ground in brushy, young-forest habitats, where the birds’ brown, black, and gray plumage provides excellent camouflage.
Because of the male woodcock’s unique, beautiful courtship flights, the bird is welcomed as a harbinger of spring in northern areas. It is also a popular game bird, with about 540,000 killed annually by some 133,000 hunters in the U.S.
First Sighting of Year
|Tuesday, March 31, 2015||5609 Bush River Rd Seven Oaks SC United States|
|Thursday, April 14, 2016||Boothbay ME United States|
|Monday, March 13, 2017||Eaton Farm Rd Wiscasset ME United States|