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American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Scolopax
Species: minor


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Brookfield, Connecticut
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Paw Paw, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Sunapee, New Hampshire
Lake Placid, New York

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Member Notes:

Neutral audsrz On Jan 5, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:

A bit of a recluse, this bird prefers damp thickets and woodlands. The clearing of forest and draining of swamps has led to a drastic decline in the population of woodcock.

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