*FLLT: EVENING WOODCOCK WALK

Saturday, April 29, 2017  •  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Please call 607 275-9487 or email info@fllt.org to register 

    Photo: Marie Read

    Photo: Marie Read

    TIME

    6:30 – 8:30 PM – Meet at the United Health Services parking lot at 54 Main St. in Candor (see directions).

    LOCATION

    Logan Hill Nature Preserve - town of Candor

    REGISTRATION

    Please call (607) 275-9487 or email info@fllt.org to register.

    DESCRIPTION

    Evenings in the spring bring ample opportunity to witness the stunning breeding display of the American Woodcock. To attract the attention of a female, the male performs a series of upward spirals to reach a height of 200-350 feet in the air, producing a harmonious twittering sound as he goes. He zigzags down, chirping all the way, and then lands silently —hopefully, next to a female. Join us at the Logan Hill Preserve, just outside the village of Candor, for this special birding trip led by Nature Preserve Manager Jason Gorman and long-time volunteer and naturalist Betsy Darlington in search of this spectacular bird. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or headlamp, as it will be dark when we return to our cars.  This trip will be rescheduled for the following day —Sunday, April 30— in the case of pouring rain, but not light rain.

    Also, watch this American Woodcock video by Lang Elliott, in preparation for this event.

    DIRECTIONS

    Directions: From Ithaca, take Rt. 96B south towards Danby and drive approximately 18 miles to Candor. At the first gas station in Candor, turn right on Mill St., cross the creek, and turn left at the T intersection onto Rt. 96 – Main St. After passing Candor Central School on the left, turn left into the United Health Services parking lot at 54 Main St. Land Trust volunteers will determine, based on the number of attendees, if a carpool to the preserve is necessary. The parking area of the preserve cannot accommodate more than ten cars.

    *Non CTC event - FLLT: Finger Lakes Land Trust

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