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Displaying American Woodcocks
Saturday, March 14, 6:45 pm, Fairfield, CT with James Purcell  

Note: Additional dates are possible, please contact us to register your interest!
Contact James at jpurcell1616 'at'

The American Woodcock is a funky shorebird with an incredible mating display, including the famous "peent" call and extensive high-altitude spirals of the male. Join James Purcell in Fairfield to look for Woodcocks on an evening walk. We will scan the right habitat and hopefully witness the unique display of the Timberdoodle and also look for any other birds that might be around in the nearby marsh. Dress for cool evening weather and wear boots that can get muddy, as the trails in this area can sometimes be wet. Feel free to bring a flashlight.

This walk will begin at 6:45 PM and be finished by around 8 PM, weather permitting. Space is limited and advance registration is required
Cost is $10 per person.

Location: This program will take place in Fairfield, CT. More information and the exact meeting place will be sent out to registrants a few days before the walk.

TO REGISTER, Complete the online form here>

If you have questions James at jpurcell1616 'at'  A confirmation and directions will be emailed a few days prior to the walk. Cost is $10 per person payable at the beginning of the walk. Please review and accept our terms and conditions> prior to registering.  Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring binoculars, and any other personal necessities.


James Purcell has been birding since the age of nine when he got his first feeder for the backyard. Since then, he's traveled around the country and all over the world to seek out species in far-flung places, as well as conducting research on bird ecology with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology during his years in college. He is dedicated to helping others explore the diversity of bird life, whether it's a local walk in his home town of Connecticut or on a different continent halfway around the world.

About Sunrise Birding LLC Bird Walks:

  • Preregistration is required for all programs.
  • Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to registering. 
  • First time attendees will be required to submit a signed copy of the Terms & Conditions.
  • Payment occurs just before the event begins and some programs require payment in advance.  Cash or check accepted.
  • Walks take place entirely outdoors. Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Sanitary facilities may not be readily available.
  • Trails may be over uneven ground and bathroom facilities may not be available. Plan to be out in the field for 2 to 4 hours for local birds walks and longer for workshops and day trips.
  • Though not particularly strenuous, these programs are intended for persons in reasonably good health and physical condition. Participants must be capable of walking over uneven terrain.
  • Footwear should be sturdy. Terrain may be muddy and wet. Footwear should be appropriate for such conditions.
  • Be sure to bring any personal necessities such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water.
  • Bring binoculars! Participants must supply their own but if you don't have any, please say so ahead of time and we may be able to loan you a pair!
  • Spotting scopes are recommended as they can be very useful for studying birds at a distance.

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