Woodcock Populations

Post, Timothy J.
October 2006
New York State Conservationist;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p18
The article discusses the declining woodcock population in the U.S. Annual spring surveys of their breeding grounds show that woodcock numbers in the eastern flyway and in New York have been falling by about 2 percent since the 1960s--a loss of over 55 percent in the last 40 years. As a result, national and international bird conservation organizations consider the American woodcock a species of continental concern, and protecting the woodcock is a high priority in its habitat ranges.


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