Origin of dowitcher
Examples from the Web for dowitcher
This species of the dowitcher is a western bird, breeding well to the north and migrating south to Mexico.
Though not of the same genus, the closet relative to the Wilson snipe is the dowitcher or red-breasted snipe.
Now that the dowitcher has been definitely shown to breed in Alberta, these records look authentic.
Other shorebirds that eat leaf-beetles are the Wilson phalarope and dowitcher.Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
Although all shore birds can swim, the dowitcher seems to be especially adept at it.