Community Science: American Woodcock Survey Training

30 registrations allowed.
29 people currently registered.


4/17/2019 → 7:00 pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

Suitable for adults

The American Woodcock is one of the first birds back to the Albany Pine Bush in the spring, and it starts singing and displaying just as quickly. Unfortunately, this intriguing species has also been declining in number since the 1960s. For this reason, the American Woodcock is a species of interest in the preserve and one the Commission would like to monitor, but we need your help! Join us this evening to learn how you can become a Citizen Scientist and help us monitor American Woodcock in the preserve.

This Training: We will learn about the American woodcock, an enigmatic woodland “shorebird” that has been declining in number since the 1960s, and how you can help us monitor them in the preserve.

The Survey: Between April 20th and May 15th, volunteers will conduct 5 surveys along APBP trails, listening for American woodcock displaying at dusk.

This opportunity is free! Reservation required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please reserve your spot for Community Science opportunities at or call 518-456-0655. Be prepared to sign up to survey a site for us at a later date. 

Reminder Notes: This training will take place entirely indoors at the Discovery Center. American woodcock surveys take place at night, so, consider signing up with a friend!

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655