Common Name: Wilson’s Snipe
Scientific Name: Gallinago delicata
February 25, 2012
Location: Arroyo Simi (west of Madera Road)
Season: Late Winter
Conditions: Mild, clear, and cool; high 50s
Habitat: Wet, grassy areas such as marshes, damp fields, the muddy edges of creeks, and other wetlands.
Status and Distribution: Common, but overlooked. Winters in southernNotes: very elusive and difficult to detect due to field markings which allow them to blend into the background.
North America to northern South America; in summer, common through the northern plains states, , and Canada . Alaska