Other Names: Common Snipe
Distribution: Alaska and Canada in summer; the United States, Mexico, and Central America south through northern South America in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the Pacific Northwest.
Size: 23-28 cm in length with a 39-45 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Mottled brown overall with a striped head and back, white underside, and some rust coloration in the tail. The legs are yellow, the beak is brown, and the eyes are black.