• Sniping: The Final Frontier?

    16 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    For those of us who have been bestowed with the good fortune of seeing a snipe, we understand the gravity of the blessing. Any snipe is a good snipe, they say. Out of the approximately 26 species of snipes worldwide, two have been recorded on Trinidad. Only one has been seen on Tobago.
    The trouble begins with the recognition of the fact that both species of snipe were formerly part of a single species - Common Snipe. Field guides listed two subspecies - delicata (which would eventually become the highly migratory Wilson's Snipe ) and paraguaiae - which were extremely difficult to discern...
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