Wilson’s Snipe

(Gallinago delicata)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Wilson’s Snipe

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open wetlands, including cattail and bulrush marshes, sedge meadows, floodplains, bogs, fens, willow and red osier dogwood thickets

Size

10½ to 11½ in length

18 wingspan

    Photo by Dan W. Andree
 
Identification

The crown and nape has pale longitudinal stripes, not horizontal bars. The underparts are white. The breast, sides, and flanks are heavily barred.

 
Voice

 

 
Similar
Species

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) has horizontal bars, not longitudinal stripes, across the head and nape of neck. The flanks are buff, not barred. The underparts are buff, not white. It is found in woodlands and thickets adjacent to grassy clearings.

 
Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

March to early May and early September to early November

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and relatives)

 

Family:

Scolopacidae (sandpipers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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so tiny - a baby as big as a robin pecking into the dirt

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Published on Jun 3, 2018

Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

Location: my yard on Lake Mille Lacs, Garrison MN

so tiny - a baby as big as a robin pecking into the dirt

Video by aWebWizard
6/3/2018

   
       
       
       
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  Wilson's Snipe on Post
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Uploaded on May 26, 2011

Wilson's snipe calling from a fence post in Maine. © 2011 Garth McElroy

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/135194

   
       
  Wilson's Snipe Migration and Breeding
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Uploaded on Apr 5, 2011

Wilson's Snipe Migration and Breeding display. Connecticut and Wyoming clips.

   
       
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Uploaded on Apr 3, 2011

this snipe was feeding in a water ditch in the winter Dec. 2010. normaly they go, south in the winter to southern states and north south america.

   
       
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Published on Feb 4, 2013

Stabilized footage of a feeding Wilson's Snipe Captuerd at Blackpoint Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Florida

   
       
  Wilson's Snipe - A Rainwater Basin Shorebird
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Uploaded on Apr 23, 2009

Wilson's (Common) Snipe actively foraging at Straightwater WMA, Seward County, 23 April 2009.

   
       

 

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Dan W. Andree
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Location: Sandpiper Prairie

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6/3/2018

Location: my yard on Lake Mille Lacs, Garrison MN

so tiny - a baby as big as a robin pecking into the dirt

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