It might be confused with the dowitcher, but the flight, notes, and usual haunts of the latter are different.
Other shorebirds that eat leaf-beetles are the Wilson phalarope and dowitcher.
Evidently the dowitcher does not breed in any numbers, on the eastern coast of Ungava.
Though not of the same genus, the closet relative to the Wilson snipe is the dowitcher or red-breasted snipe.
This species of the dowitcher is a western bird, breeding well to the north and migrating south to Mexico.
The range of the dowitcher is limited to the eastern part of North America.
Now that the dowitcher has been definitely shown to breed in Alberta, these records look authentic.
Although all shore birds can swim, the dowitcher seems to be especially adept at it.