The American Woodcock breeds throughout the eastern U.S. except for southern Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has had a single record in the last 10 years (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).
For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.
Direct Evidence of Breeding
Indirect Evidence of Breeding