The timberdoodle, also known as the American woodcock, advertises courtship intentions to interested females by strutting about their singing ground and emitting a series of nasal peents.
With a final “peent,” the American Woodcock launches into an enthralling courtship flight.
Learn more about these rarely-seen birds at a public program on April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center.
Following an indoor presentation on Woodcock natural history, enjoy a venture to the timberdoodle’s singing ground with naturalist, Pat Carney, to observe and listen to this twilight troubadour.
Other spring heralds may also regale participants with their evening ballads.
Timberdoodle Time is a program designed for individuals of all ages.
Adults are asked to accompany their children.
There is a $4 fee per person or $12 per family. Children under 3 are free.
Registration fees will be collected on the day of the program.
For more information, please call 963-7286, ext. 400.
Timberdoodle Time is not designed for organized groups.
To arrange a guided group program, call the Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286, ext. 400.
The Amboy 4-H Environmental Educational Center is located at 748 Route 183, between routes 13 and 69 near Williamstown.
For information about the facility and its programming, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Office Monday through Friday at 315-963-7286.
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