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Next Friday's Fyke Talk: All About Woodcocks

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Here's the scoop on the guest speaker and subject for next Friday's Fyke meeting (Feb. 25) via Zoom, which begins at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Kathleen Farley, Woodcocks

The woodcock is a bird of contradictions--a shorebird that lives in the woods, a cryptic species with a bold courtship display, and a declining species of concern that’s also a gamebird.

Join Rutgers PhD candidate Kathleen Farley for the inside scoop on the elusive American Woodcock, including where to observe them this time of year.

Kathleen’s research looks at how the woodcock copes with habitat options in NJ from its traditional young forest haunts to urban brownfields. Kathleen hopes to defend later this spring, so attendees will be getting her findings first, including behind-the-scenes research stories.

Kathleen is finishing a doctorate at Rutgers University-Newark. She first learned the difference between bluebirds and blue jays during an ornithology class at Cook College and has been interested in birds ever since.

She did her masters at Montclair State on American Kestrels return rates and is looking forward to wrapping up her PhD so she can return to birding as a hobby.

Fyke asks that you register in advance by clicking the link below. You will receive an email with your own unique link to join the meeting.