Identifying common shanks
Redshank are common, familiar (and very noisy) waders found, year-round, on our coastal habitats as well as inland during the breeding season. Very small numbers of the related Greenshank breed, but can you separate Redshank, Greenshank and the arctic-breeding Spotted Redshank when all three can be found together in late summer and autumn on saltmarshes and lagoons?
BTO bird identification videos are supported by Natureguides
Natureguides kindly provide species video clips for our bird identification videos.
Youth Advisory Panel
Meet our panel of volunteers who help steer BTO to better serve our younger supporters.