Author Archives: Ron Burkert

American Woodcock Walks

AWS/RGS has created a page listing American Woodcock Walks hosted by or known about by RGS/AWS. These are spring events to listen to the male woodcocks’ breeding calls (peents) and to watch their aerial courtship flights. While each event is … Continue reading

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American Woodcock Activity Reports for February

The daily and weekly historical maps may be viewed here: http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/Migration%20Maps%20-%20Feb%202016. We’ve had more February reports to the system than any other recent February. A review of the comments provided with the reports for “firsts” or other interesting items indicates: … Continue reading

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Tracking Woodcock Migration Research

The winter woodcock trapping season is complete with the last satellite transmitters (PTTs) deployed in February 2016. This winter the researchers deployed 28 transmitters in Louisiana and Texas. It appears at least some of the transmitters deployed in the fall … Continue reading

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