Common Name: Wilson’s Snipe
Scientific Name: Gallinago delicata
Order/Family: Charadriiformes/Scolopacidae (Sandpipers)
Description: They have short greenish-grey legs and a very long straight dark bill. The body is mottled brown on top and pale underneath. They have a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. The wings are pointed.
Distribution: They breed in marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows in Canada and the northern United States and on the Chukchi Peninsula, Russia. They are year-round residents on the U.S. Pacific coast. The eastern population migrates to the southern United States, the Caribbean, and to northern South America. They are year-round residents in Las Vegas.
Habitat: marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows