American Woodcock Singing-ground Survey

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2018

The American Woodcock Singing-Ground Survey, conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, exploits the conspicuous courtship display of the male woodcock. The survey consists of numerous routes in the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada, which are surveyed in the spring. Counts of singing male woodcock along the routes provide an index to woodcock abundance, and are used to estimate woodcock population trends for states, provinces, management regions, and the continent. The survey is the major source of information considered in the annual setting of woodcock hunting seasons. The Singing-ground survey, in its present form, began in 1968 and has continued once a year to present day. There are approximately 1,500 Singing-ground Survey routes randomly placed throughout the heart of the woodcock breeding range in Canada and the United States. These routes were placed across the landscape, covering all habitat types. It is one of three surveys used to monitor woodcock population status in North America and it provides managers with an index to the relative woodcock population size. The survey takes advantage of the conspicuous breeding call of male American woodcock that can best be described as a “peent.”

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https://migbirdapps.fws.gov/
https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/53942

References

https://migbirdapps.fws.gov/
https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/53942

Dates

Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2018

Metadata Source

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2018
Publisher Fish and Wildlife Service
Unique Identifier FWS_ServCat_53942
Maintainer
Brent Frakes
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
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Harvest Source Id 34ce571b-cb98-4e0b-979f-30f9ecc452c5
Harvest Source Title DOI CKAN Harvest Source
Data First Published 1968-01-01
Homepage URL https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/53942
Data Last Modified 1968-01-01
Program Code 010:094, 010:028
Related Documents "https://migbirdapps.fws.gov/", "https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/53942"
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