- Occasionally seen during the spring.
- Spend most of their time on the ground in brushy, young-forest habitats, where the birds' brown, black, and gray plumage provides excellent camouflage.
- Live in wet thickets, moist woods, and brushy swamps. Ideal habitats feature young forest and abandoned farmland mixed with forest. In late summer, some Woodcock roost on the ground at night in large openings among sparse, patchy vegetation.
- There is a possibility visitors might spot these birds. However, as stated previously, they are good at camouflage.