Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Scolopacidae > Genus: Calidris > Species: Calidris alpina alpina

Calidris alpina alpina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Natura 2000 sites 27 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Calidris alpina
Breeding habitats
  • wetlands
Wintering habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A672

The EUNIS species component has very limited information about this species.

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
UK9001622 United Kingdom Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet Map
UK9001623 United Kingdom Cromarty Firth Map
UK9001625 United Kingdom Moray and Nairn Coast Map
UK9004031 United Kingdom Montrose Basin Map
UK9004121 United Kingdom Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Map
UK9004411 United Kingdom Firth of Forth Map
UK9005012 United Kingdom Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Map
UK9005081 United Kingdom Morecambe Bay Map
UK9005103 United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries Map
UK9005131 United Kingdom Mersey Estuary Map
UK9006011 United Kingdom Lindisfarne Map
UK9006111 United Kingdom Humber Estuary Map
UK9008021 United Kingdom The Wash Map
UK9009121 United Kingdom Stour and Orwell Estuaries Map
UK9009171 United Kingdom Benfleet and Southend Marshes Map
UK9009245 United Kingdom Blackwater Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 4) Map
UK9010081 United Kingdom Exe Estuary Map
UK9011011 United Kingdom Chichester and Langstone Harbours Map
UK9011051 United Kingdom Portsmouth Harbour Map
UK9012011 United Kingdom The Swale Map
UK9012021 United Kingdom Thames Estuary and Marshes Map
UK9012031 United Kingdom Medway Estuary and Marshes Map
UK9013011 United Kingdom The Dee Estuary Map
UK9015011 United Kingdom Burry Inlet Map
UK9015022 United Kingdom Severn Estuary Map
UK9020287 United Kingdom Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore Map
UK9020326 United Kingdom Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Tringa alpina Linnaeus, 1758
Erolia alpina alpina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:05121 European bird-ringing
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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