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Spring Migration Ecology of American Woodcock in the Central Region


August 2013 - May 2015


Virtually nothing is known about habitats used by American woodcock during spring migration. Our study will constitute a first attempt at documenting types of habitat used by spring migrating woodcock in the Central Region focusing in on Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa. Citizen scientists and public land biologists will be recruited to detect the numbers and locations of migrating woodcock. We will use the location data to then assess diurnal cover types available to those migrating woodcock. This pilot project should allow managers to better understand the breadth of habitats used by spring migrating woodcock.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



Funding Agencies

  • University of Arkansas


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey