Bird Tweet of the Week: Wilson’s Snipe

photo Wilson's Snipe

Wilson’s Snipe photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS

Interestingly, when Wilson’s Snipe chicks fledge from the nest, the father leaves with the oldest two fledglings and the mother takes the youngest two, and they never reunite. I guess they’re not big on good-byes, or family dinners.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday November 1, 2014