OneJackdaw Birding Blog


American Woodcock Mating Call

The mating song of the Woodcock consists of four discrete sounds: a twittering sound made by the wings during sharp turns, fading in and out depending on the direction of the aerial flight, vocal chirping which gets louder as the bird descends,then a brief silence, followed by soft wing flaps as the bird lands This is followed by a thin buzzy nasal"peent" preceded by a barely audible very brief "tuko". Wing flaps are heard again as the bird takes off once more.