Tringa stagnatilis (Bechstein, 1803)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
A slender wader with a needle-thin bill, the Marsh Sandpiper is a bit smaller than a Redshank and breeds on the Russian steppe. It is a rare, but annual, visitor to our shores, with records peaking in late summer (July/August).
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
European Distribution Map
Marsh Sandpiper is a very rare vagrant, recorded sporadically through spring and autumn.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Marsh Sandpiper, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: MD | 5-letter code: MARSA | Euring: 5470|
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