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CANCELLED – Voices of the Night

Thursday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

American Woodcock
American Woodcock
American Woodcock By Mark Nenadov [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

CANCELLED – As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 this outing has been cancelled.



Voices of the Night

Please RSVP by email.

Leader: Fraser Gibson     Tel: 519 576 9287     or fn.gib@sympatico.ca

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020

Meeting Time/Location: 8:00 pm at the gates to Laurel Creek Nature Centre, 525 Beaver Creek Rd, Waterloo

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Description: Experience the Voices of the Night as we focus on American Woodcock, but also listen for and identify amphibian and possibly owl calls. In April and early May the American Woodcock engages in an interesting flight and sound mating display. The old fields at Laurel Creek Nature Centre have been favoured by this species in the past so hopefully this late evening ritual will again be observed. The nearby wetlands should provide the habitat necessary for a variety of singing amphibians and the woodlands are known to be home territory for owls.

Foot paths are part of an established trail system and the terrain is generally level. There may be some wet sections. Some participants may venture a short distance off the trail for a better view of woodcocks.

Bring binoculars, a flashlight and dress warmly. No Washrooms available.



Thursday, April 30
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Fraser Gibson


Laurel Creek Nature Centre
525 Beaver Creek Road
Waterloo, ON Canada
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