Snipes

Bécassines

Birds of North America

Scolopacidae

Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Snipes


Snipes, picture of snipes

There is only one species in the snipe family, who is native to North America, that being the Wilson's Snipe. The other types of snipes are all vagrants. Included in these are the Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, Pin-tailed Snipe and the Solitary Snipe. Some snipe species are more common vagrants, the Common Snipe of Eurasia is such. Most vagrant snipes are discovered near the northern coast lines, which would include Alaska and Newfoundland being the most popular.

The snipes are hardy birds, often found in the northern regions, sometimes enduring complete winters, where there is a wet area or bog, that remains unfrozen throughout the winter months.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds

CCNAB