American Woodcock are shorebirds that live in and around deciduous forests rather than along bodies of water. Wilson's Snipe occur in wet fields. They are more active during the day and are not typically found in forests. They have barring across the breast and a whitish belly, unlike the woodcock’s unstreaked, buffy-orange underparts. Killdeer are also common in uplands, but they have a very different shape from woodcock, with a short bill, slender body, upright posture, and longer legs. They have clean white underparts with two strong black bands across the breast.