We checked out Valley Brook Avenue Monday evening around dusk for American Woodcock, and finally heard some activity around 6:15 (very distinctive calls). We saw two birds in flight as well, but it was fairly dark by then.
If you plan on checking out this annual courtship ritual, it's best to park at DeKorte Park and walk along Valley Brook — but be sure to walk facing traffic and to wear reflective clothing. A flashlight is a good idea as well.
We are hoping to look for Am. Woodcock at Laurel Hill County Park tonight, starting around 6, if you care to join us for an informal, unofficial walk. Can't guarantee we'll be there but will try. Directions to Laurel Hill are on the left-hand side of the blog.