Wild and Wacky Woodcock Walk at Albany Pine Bush | Kids Out and About Albany

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Wild and Wacky Woodcock Walk at Albany Pine Bush

Dates: 
04/17/2018
Time: 
7-8:30 pm
Price: 
$3 per person

Ages

9-12 years Teenagers Adults without kids

Location:

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205
United States

Phone:

518-456-0655
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Join Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission staff for our annual walk through the Pine Bush to watch the elaborate flight displays of the American Woodcock. During the mating season in early spring, male woodcocks perform amazing flight displays at dusk. Males circle high in the evening sky then plummet to the earth in a series of zigzags and whistling wings. Remember to bring your binoculars! We will start out inside and then continue outside for a 0.9 mile walk. Ages 8+.

Join Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission staff for our annual walk through the Pine Bush to watch the elaborate flight displays of the American woodcock. The woodcock is a chunky little bird with a short neck, long bill and big eyes set high in a large head. During the mating season in early spring, male woodcocks perform amazing flight displays at dusk. Males circle high in the evening sky then plummet to the earth in a series of zigzags and whistling wings. Remember to bring your binoculars for this field trip! We will walk approximately 1 mile over easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration is required for all events.
Fee: $3.00/person, $5.00/family, Children under 5 free.
Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to purchase your ticket.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance of the program at the Discovery reception desk.

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