Logo - Forest Preserve District of Will County Bringing People and Nature Together skip to main content
Event Calendar
There is Something for Everyone!
Share This:  
Event Image
Woodcock Walk
Saturday, 3/25/2017 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Contact Phone:
Visitor Center:
Age Requirements:
Ages 7 or Older
Activity Type:
Bird Watching, Education, Wildlife Viewing, Family Activities
As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance.

Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety and cover of the forest to attract a mate.

Spend the first part of the evening learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male.
Event Requirements:
Registration is required by calling 708.946.2216 two days before program date.

Please dress warmly for the weather.

The walk will be on paved trails and natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

Photograph Courtesy of Joel Craig
Copyright © 2017 The Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433
815.727.8700 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Weekdays
Follow Us:  
Universal Accessibility Symbol
Obtain Accessible Information or Services Here, or Call 815.727.8700 (A TDD Relay Service is Available at 800.526.0844)
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Web Site Map |