For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Local: generally fairly regular or common species that a 'county lister' or a birding beginner might be interested in going to see. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
Not the rarest of passage and wintering birds, but exceptionally difficult to see, Jack Snipe are a 'bogey bird' for many. An enigmatic dweller of damp wetland areas, this is a species that is easy to overlook. Find out more about this beautifully cryptic snipe. log in
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