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American Woodcock

American Woodcock

Scientific Name: Scolopax minor

Woodcock Wildlife Note (PDF)
Woodcock Habitat Use (PDF)
Woodcock Population Trends (PDF)
PA Woodcock Management Plan (PDF)
American Woodcock Population Status 2014  (PDF)
From the Coverts - Fall 2014 (PDF)
On the Backs of Bog Suckers: Creating woodcock habitat allows many species to thrive (PDF).

How You Can Help

Become an American Woodcock Cooperator

Plan Your Hunt

October 2014 - Just in time for upland bird hunting season, DCNR Bureau of Forestry released an online mapping tool that shows locations of recent timber harvests (since 2005), young aspen, thermal cover, herbaceous openings and other features of interest to hunters. The map includes GPS and measurement tools to enable hunters to find the best routes to sites on state forest lands. The site can be viewed here

The PGC also has an online tool for planning trips on Game Lands: PGC Mapping Center.

woodcock habitat use

Woodcock Habitat Use