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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Snipes

Bécassines

Scolopacidae

Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Snipes


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There is only one species in the snipe family that is native to North America, 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 coastlines, which would include Alaska and Newfoundland being the most popular.

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

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


Classic Collection of North American Birds

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