Pin-tailed Snipe

Gallinago stenura

The first documented record from the Pribilofs was an individual in late summer-early fall on St. Paul Island; however, there exists a hypothetical record from spring in late May, which is the time frame for most (if not all) other documented records from western Alaska. There is also a second record from late September in the fall on St. Paul Island, which coincides with the arrival of other species of snipes in the Pribilofs and suggests this species may be found across the spring and fall migration windows. This species is difficult to differentiate from other snipe species and as such is hard to identify and likely under-reported in western Alaska.

Pin tailed Snipe by Doug Gochfeld - Pin-tailed Snipe
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Pin tailed Snipe 2 by Doug Gochfeld - Pin-tailed Snipe
Photo by Doug Gochfeld