The darker the color, the more favorable the climate conditions are for survival. The outlined areas represent approximate current range for each season. More on reading these maps.
“Timberdoodle,” “bogsucker,” even “hookum pate”—those are some of the names given to one of our strangest sandpipers, the American Woodcock. This highly terrestrial shorebird nests in upland woods and thickets. Even in winter, it eschews aquatic habitats, again preferring areas with woody vegetation. Audubon's climate model shows an overall increase and northward expansion of areas of suitable climate in winter. In summer, though, overall loss and northward movement of suitable climate space are forecast. Fortunately, the species responds well to aggressive habitat management by humans—an action that may be increasingly required on the breeding grounds in the decades to come.
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