Just a reminder that next Tuesday night is the Birds and Beers Woodcock Tailgate Party! We head out to Lebanon Hills Regional Park, have some laughs and then 15 minutes after sunset try to watch the woodcock display. The woodcocks start their display about 15 – 20 minutes after sunset, which means they will start around 8:30pm. Since the display area is next to the visitor center at the park, we’ll meet there starting about 6:30pm and have an old fashioned tailgate party–you can come early to mingle or come closer to magic hour. Bring your own food and beverages and we’ll laugh until it’s Woodcock Time. The park closes at 10pm, so this gives us plenty of time to get some great birding done. Last year we had a great horned owl show up and still got great looks at the timberdoodles (aka woodcocks).
Recommended to bring: lawn chair and boots, might be a little muddy. Dress in layers, it could be warm when the sun is out and gets cool quickly when it's dark. Binoculars and a flashlight are a good idea too.
If it rains on Tuesday, April 19, our make up date will be the following Tuesday, April 26, 2011–same bat time, same bat channel.