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Woodcock Watch

March 1 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

- Free

The American Woodcock is one of our stealthiest birds, but it’s also one of the most fun to watch when they do show themselves. On early spring evenings, the males perform their mating displays, flying high into the air and falling back to the ground, making calls and sounds with their wings as they do so. During this program we will give a brief introduction to these interesting birds and then we’ll go out into our fields where we will be able to watch and hear the birds perform. We’ll be watching the weather to pick a date that looks most promising for us to see a good show (if the weather is too cloudy, windy, or cold they stay hunkered down).

If March 1 looks good we will hold the event then. Otherwise we expect to pick one of March 2, 8, or 9 at the same time. We will email you a few days beforehand when we know more. 
 Please bring a flashlight. We will be standing out in the field for around 30 minutes. We will have sit pads to lend out. Some people like to bring a small camping stool, chair, or blanket, but keep in mind that we will have to walk about a quarter mile and we may relocate depending on where the birds are.

Cost: Free!

Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Bring: Please bring a flashlight.

Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email frequently for updates!

COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).

Registration is REQUIRED.

Cancellation policy: If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot to someone else.

By registering for this event, you are affirming that you have read and agree to our liability release policy.

We look forward to seeing you at the Clifton Institute!


March 1
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
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The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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