Woodcocks And Whiskey 2020 – Cancelled
Join us for a walk and enjoy an opportunity to witness the amazing courtship dance of the American Woodcock.
Also know as “the timberdoodle” the male woodcock flies to his singing grounds at sunset and gives a short, high-pitched, insect-like single note call which he may repeat as many as 200 times in five minutes! After calling, he flies in a low circle about 200 feet in diameter then climbs higher and higher, the diameter of the circle decreasing, until he is 200 to 300 feet in the air. At the apex of his flight, he sings a variable series of liquid notes. We’ll enjoy all this while sipping a little whiskey, courtesy of the Litchfield Distillery!
- Ages 21 & up are welcome
- $25 per person
- Pre-registration is required. Please visit the website.
Meet at the entrance parking lot of Bent of the River Audubon Center. Please arrive 10 minutes early, so that we can start on time.
Please dress for the weather—warm boots, hats, gloves, and dressing in layers is important. We will have to stand still and quiet to be able to watch the display. Also, bring a flashlight, though be prepared that we will limit the use of flashlights to maintain our night eyesight. If you have your own binoculars, they may help, but not always useful in the dark.
For questions, please contact Kate Pratt.