Population Estimate: 400K, Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Breeds in wet tundra in the far north of North America and eastern Siberia. Winters throughout Mexico and the far southern US.
Field Notes: Medium-sized wading bird. Long, straight bill, twice as long as head. Long, pale legs. Distinctive "sewing machine" type feeding. Differentiated from Short-billed Dowitcher largely by location and voice. Wilson's Snipe also with similar proportions but in grassy areas and with golden stripes down back.
Personal Notes: Seen on coast of Vancouver Island and later photographed at Neponset Reservoir on Deseret Ranch in Utah.