Presented by: Dr. Linda Ordiway
Linda is a biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society and she will be presenting to the April Richmond Audubon Society member meeting about the habitat needs and the effect of human development on American Woodcock populations. Affectionately nicknamed the “timberdoodle,” woodcock are an early-successional dependent species famous for their aerial acrobatics. They need young forest with small trees as their primary habitat type. In recent years, this habitat type has gone into decline, and we will learn about what management techniques are needed to restore American Woodcock to their preferred landscape.