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.)
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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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