Like waterfowl, this migratory bird frequents wetlands and other waterfowl habitats.
But Wilson's snipe is a shorebird, which can add another dimension to any waterfowl hunt.
Features: A medium-size shorebird, it is stocky with brown and buff coloration. The long, thin bill is a distinguishing feature.
Habitats: As a shorebird, the Wilson's snipe is found along bog, marsh and wet meadow edges. It uses its long bill to forage for worms and other invertebrates.
Techniques: Hunt along wetland edges. Because their coloration is excellent camoflage, they're difficult to see before flushing. Be quick on the draw and use a light load. They are small birds after all.
Header photo by Dave Budeau