Continuing the subject of habitat, I was forwarded a link to a website dedicated to Woodcock, their habitat, and their preservation. Whether you're a dedicated doodle chaser, or just a curious observer, the website is sure to have information you'll find interesting. How can you Help? Well, unfortunately the decline of Woodcock is very much thought to be caused by the decline of Woodcock habitat. That means land owners need to create more habitat, and that is done by cutting trees. You can help by giving woodlot owners the link to the website, and helping them get educated, so they can make sound management decisions that will not only benefit the Woodcock, but just about every species of animal living on their woodlot. Get involved with the Ruffed grouse Society, get your hands on info you can pass out to land owners, and educate whomever will listen to you.
Check it out:http://www.timberdoodle.org/
**Once again, I'd like to thank Andy Weik, RGS biologist, for forwarding this info to me.