Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Snipe
(Gallinago delicata)

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family:  Scolopacidae

Photo © Robert Royse

Wilson's Snipe Information

Wilson's Snipe
Behavior, diet, feeding habits, range, migration, description, voice, nesting, and habitat. Includes a photo and describes this bird as distinct from Common Snipe. (From Boreal Birds)

Wilson's Snipe
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Wilson's Snipe
Description, habitat, behavior, diet, nesting, and migration status. Includes photos and range map. (From BirdWeb)

Calls and sounds of the Wilson's Snipe

  Identification tips for the Wilson's Snipe

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Wilson's Snipe Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

In New England, the Wilson's Snipe breeds in Maine, all but southernmost New Hampshire and all but southernmost Vermont.

The Wilson's Snipe is found wintering along the coasts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. There have also been some winter sightings along the coast of New Hampshire and southern Maine, as well as very locally in inland areas of New England.

This bird is seen only in migration in the rest of the region.

Winter Map from eBird

Sightings of the Wilson's Snipe from Dec-Jan over the past 10 years (2009-2019)

Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS