A tip for finding woodcock in birding areas where you generally don’t expect to see one: recall in early spring, under trees, an area of thaw; an expanding area of cozy, sun-exposed vegetation adjacent to snowy covered areas. Look for migrant woodcock expertly camouflaged there, catching some zzz’s before continuing their migration journey
This tip was shared with me by my friend, Chris Traynor.
Image: American Woodcocks. Source: http://www.saleoilpaintings.com/paintings/archibald-thorburn-woodcock-85278.html