Wilson’s Snipe

(Gallinago delicata)

Conservation Status
Wilson’s Snipe
Photo by Dan W. Andree
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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

 
     
 

Size

 
 

10½ to 11½ in length

18 wingspan

 
     
 

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.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

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

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

March to early May and early September to early November

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and allies)  
 

Family

Scolopacidae (sandpipers and allies)  
 

Genus

Gallinago (typical snipessnipes)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Capella gallinago delicata

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Seemed like he was resting on his trip south.

 
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Dan W. Andree

 
 

Snipe...

 
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aWebWizard

 
 

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

 
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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

   
       
 
Other Videos
 
  Wilson's Snipe on Post
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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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.

 
  common snipe ''wilson's snipe''
Rod Innes
 
   
 
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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.

 
  Wilson's Snipe
Dah Professor
 
   
 
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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
NebraskaBirds
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 23, 2009

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

 
       

 

Camcorder

 
 
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  Earl Bye
11/5/2020

Location: Colvill Park

Seemed like he was resting on his trip south.

Wilson’s Snipe

 
  Dan W. Andree
5/7/2020

Location: Sandpiper Prairie

Wilson’s Snipe

 
  aWebWizard
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

Wilson’s Snipe

 
           
 
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