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Wilson’s Snipe The Water Connection

Wilson’s Snipes can swim and dive, though they rarely resort to open water.

Many people, including some researchers, believe that intense vocalization by snipes predicts coming rain. Several Native American tribes attach similar significance to the bird as a weather or storm maker.