The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites the public to a woodcock viewing party at Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary, Thursday, April 18, 6:45 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and beverage of choice and learn about and view woodcocks. From the parking area, it is a half -mile hike to the viewing area. An ATV will be available for those needing assistance. A flashlight may be helpful for the walk back and long pants are recommended. This is the time of year for the woodcock mating call and dance. Event will be cancelled if it is raining. There is a fee for non-members. Valley of Eden is located at 5559 E Rush Creek Road, Stockton.