Saskatchewan Hunter Safety Course

 

 

Other Game Birds

Sandhill Crane

(Grus canadensis)

Sandhill Crane

The sandhill crane has a long neck and long legs. Adult birds are brownish-grey with a bald, reddish patch on the forehead. Younger birds are light brown in colour. Sandhill cranes feed in grain fields, pastures and wetlands during their stop overs in Saskatchewan.

 

American Coot

(Fulica americana)

American Coot

The american coot, or "mudhen" is a duck-like bird, greyish-black in colour with a black head and neck and a white bill. The coot can usually be found running along the surface on most Saskatchewan lakes and sloughs. It is generally not a prized game bird.

 

Common Snipe

(Gallinago gallinago)

Common Snipe

The common snipe, a long billed shorebired, is rarely seen on the ground because of its habit of living in marshy areas of thick vegetation. It is most visible in the spring when it can be seen during courtship flights. In the fall, however, its erratic flight makes it one of the most challenging birds for the shotgunner.


 
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