American Woodcock http://wrvo.org en Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country http://wrvo.org/post/singing-american-woodcocks-announce-spring-north-country <p>Every spring, a state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist drives along north country highways at dawn or dusk, stopping every so often to pull over and listen to the nature sounds.</p><p>She&#39;s listening for the distinctive &ldquo;peent&rdquo; of the singing American woodcock, a brown speckled bird a little larger than a songbird with a long, narrow beak for pulling earthworms out of the newly thawed ground.</p><p> Sat, 19 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 19496 at http://wrvo.org Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country