American Woodcock

(Scolopax minor)



Status: Summer Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Confirmed
2007-2011: Likely but not confirmed2012-2016: Confirmed
2017-2021: Confirmed

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is rare on site.

This species is present from early March all through July along the edges of scattered woodlands. In 1988, at least 6 birds were summer residents. Breeding has been confirmed at a number of locations throughout the lab. Breeding confirmation was made on May 8, 2015 when an adult and chick were found together in Girl Scout Woods.

Photographer: William Pixler.


Photographer: Lisa Spellman.