The snipe has at least three, and maybe more, vocalizations. Two of the calls are usually heard only during nesting season and are uttered when the bird is safely perched (on the ground, a fence post, or a tree stump). One call is rather pleasant, similar to the pipe of a frog, like a "keek-keek-keek." The second sound they make while perched is harsh, and not as engaging. The latter call is more of a "kuk-kuk-kuk". The bird calls repetitively, in a slow manner, often for lengthy periods of time. The third call is also more harsh than pleasant. The snipe gives a raspy "scaip-scaip", but it is repeated, in an animated manner. This call normally occurs when the snipe is flushed.