Ozaukee Washington Bird Coalition Woodcock Wander at Mequon Nature Preserve
Join local bird expert, Dan Panetti, on an evening stroll in search of the Woodcock — a secretive species most easily found when engaged in wild aerial courtship displays. Although the Woodcock technically is a “shorebird”, they typically are found in woodlands, forest openings, and ephemeral ponds. The diverse habitats of the Mequon Nature Preserve make this an ideal location for observing Woodcocks. The outing will start around dusk at 6:30 PM with an informational talk about Woodcocks followed by a hike in and around the Preserve listening for the “peent” call of the male as he corkscrews from on high to the ground in his distinctive courtship display. A rain date of April 21 is set in case the weather on April 19 is unsuitable for both people and Woodcocks!
This program is full.