Summer 2019 Feature: Citizen Scientists and Woodcock Banding

By on April 4, 2019

By Greg Hoch

An excerpt…Every year, graduate students, technicians, college professors, agency researchers and dedicated volunteers fan out across the woodlands of eastern North America or sit at their computers turning raw data into information. All of this effort is to learn more about the habits and habitats of the American woodcock.

The easiest way to study wildlife, any wildlife, is just to watch. However, there’s only a limited amount of information we can get from just watching. How long can we watch them, where do they fly to, and what are they doing when we can’t see them? With birds as well camouflaged as woodcock, just finding and watching

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