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Evening Bird Watch and Woodcock Counting Hike

Date

Apr 20 2022

Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost

free

Organizer

More Information:

Otsego Land Trust
Phone
(607) 547-2366
Email
info@otsegolandtrust.org

Date

Apr 20 2022

Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost

free

Evening Bird Watch and Woodcock Counting Hike

A Great Chance for You to See the American Woodcock Perform Its Spring “Sky Dance”! Join Otsego Land Trust Staff and Delaware the Otsego Audubon Society for an Evening Bird Watch and Woodcock Counting Hike at Parslow Road Conservation Area. Local birders, Bob Donnelly, Charlie Scheim and Sandy Bright will lead the hike. Key Info Cost: Free Rain or Shine RSVP Required: Please contact Marcie Marcie@otsegolandtrust.org or call 607-547-2366 (ext. 103) Recommended to Wear: Shoes and clothing suitable for of wet ground or weather Recommended to Bring: Headlamp or Flashlight / Binoculars More About Woodcocks, the Hike & the Parslow Road Conservation Area American Woodcocks spend most of their time hidden in fields and on the forest floor, where they probe for earthworms. But on spring nights, males perform very conspicuous displays, giving a buzzy peent call, then launching into the air. Their erratic display flight includes a distinctive, twittering flight sound and ends with a steep dive back to the ground. The wet thickets, shrubby swamps, and open fields at Parslow Road Conservation Area are ideal habitats for these interesting birds that have unfortunately seen a decline in population over the years. The hike will begin at 7:30 pm with a walk on the trail listening and looking for the birds that inhabit this protected property. The sun is expected to set at 7:30 pm at which time the group will position itself in the best location to view and count the Woodcocks. Parslow Road Conservation Area is owned and protected by Otsego Land Trust for public enjoyment. Learn more: Parslow Road Learn more: OLT Protected Public Properties