Red-necked Stint

Calidris ruficollis (Pallas, 1776) 5000
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Closely resembling a Little Stint, this small sandpiper normally migrates from breeding grounds in north-east Siberia to Australia; consequently this is an extremely rare visitor to Britain.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
126 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
126 records



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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 can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Red-necked Stint is a rare vagrant.

Weekly occurence of Red-necked Stint from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Red-necked Stint, 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.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: territ de gola roja
Czech: jespák rudokrký
Danish: Rødhalset Ryle
Dutch: Roodkeelstrandloper
Estonian: punakael-risla e. punakael-rüdi
Finnish: rusokaulasirri
French: Bécasseau à col roux
German: Rotkehl-Strandläufer
Hungarian: rozsdástorkú partfutó
Icelandic: Roðatíta
Italian: Gambecchio collorosso
Latvian: sarkankakla šnibitis
Lithuanian: rudakaklis begikas
Norwegian: Rødstrupesnipe
Polish: biegus rdzawoszyi
Portuguese: pilrito-de-pescoço-ruivo
Slovak: pobrežník cervenokrký
Slovenian: rdecevrati prodnik
Spanish: Correlimos cuellirrojo
Swedish: rödhalsad snäppa

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