Terek Sandpiper

Xenus cinereus (Güldenstädt, 1774) TR TERSA 5550
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Terek Sandpiper, Yoav Perlman

A cousin to the Redshank that behaves more like a Common Sandpiper, this attractive wader breeds in open wet forest, from Finland to eastern Siberia, and is a rare visitor to Britain & Ireland.

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


537 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
537 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.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Terek Sandpiper breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
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Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


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 Terek 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.


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

Welsh: Pibydd Lludlwyd
Catalan: siseta cendrosa
Czech: vodouš malý
Danish: Terekklire
Dutch: Terekruiter
Estonian: hallkibu e. kibutilder
Finnish: rantakurvi
French: Chevalier bargette
German: Terekwasserläufer
Hungarian: terekcankó
Icelandic: Bjúgstelkur
Irish: Gobadán Terek
Italian: Piro piro del Terek
Latvian: terekija
Lithuanian: terekija
Norwegian: Tereksnipe
Polish: terekia
Portuguese: maçarico-tereque
Slovak: brodník sivý
Slovenian: sabljasti martinec
Spanish: Andarríos del Terek
Swedish: tereksnäppa

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