JEFFERSON – The Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association (DLWA) is hosting a public presentation on the ecology of the woodcock at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3 at the DLWA office at 38 Lake Farm Circle in Jefferson. The American woodcock, sometimes called the timberdoodle, lives in young upland forest and brushy woods near rivers and streams. They breed in northeastern and central North America and spend the winter mainly in the southern and Gulf Coast states. In the past, woodcock were abundant because there was plenty of young forest in their range. But many brushy areas have grown into mature forest, where woodcock do not live, and human development has destroyed much of the birds‚Äô former habitat. Because of these factors, their population has fallen by about one percent every year since the 1960s.
For more information, contact Julia McLeod at 549-3836 or Julia@dlwa.org.
Contact Name: Julia McLeod
Telephone Number: (207)549-3836