Many bird species have already begun moving north. It may not be immediately apparent to the casual observer, but if you start to look closely you may see some species declining in numbers and others increasing compared to a few weeks ago. One distinctive species that is on the move right now is the American Woodcock.
Both woodcocks and snipe can be difficult to spot because of their cryptic feather patterns. You can walk right past one, or even run your binoculars right over one, without seeing it. If you are lucky, the bird will flush and give you a glimpse of itself. If you are really lucky, the bird will sit out in the open. My one sighting of a woodcock was highly unusual for such encounters. That particular woodcock did not seem to mind a dozen or so people looking at it intently with binoculars.