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

Calidris alpina schinzii (Brehm, 1822)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 5 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 87 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Calidris alpina
Breeding habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Wintering habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A466


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DK002X110 Denmark Saltholm og omliggende hav Map
DK002X111 Denmark Vestamager og havet syd for Map
DK005X096 Denmark Farvandet mellem Skælskør Fjord og Glænø Map
DK006X088 Denmark Nakskov Fjord og Inderfjord Map
DK008X071 Denmark Sydfynske Øhav Map
DK009X065 Denmark Rømø Map
DK00AX053 Denmark Fanø Map
DK00CX038 Denmark Nissum Fjord Map
DK00CX043 Denmark Ringkøbing Fjord Map
DK00CY039 Denmark Harboøre Tange, Plet Enge og Gjeller Sø Map
DK00EX020 Denmark Vestlige Vejler, Arup Holm og Hovsør Røn Map
DK00EX023 Denmark Agger Tange Map
DK00EY013 Denmark Østlige Vejler Map
DK00FX001 Denmark Ulvedybet og Nibe Bredning Map
DK00FX002 Denmark Ålborg Bugt, nordlige del Map
DK00FX008 Denmark Kysten fra Aggersund til Bygholm Vejle Map
DK00FX345 Denmark Læsø, sydlige del Map
FI0100006 Finland Tulliniemen linnustonsuojelualue Map
FI0200072 Finland Uudenkaupungin saaristo Map
FI0200079 Finland Kokemäenjoen suisto Map
FI0200089 Finland Mietoistenlahti Map
FI0200151 Finland Preiviikinlahti (SPA) Map
FI0200152 Finland Seksmiilarin saaristo Map
FI0200164 Finland Saaristomeri Map
FI0800054 Finland Petolahdenjokisuisto Map
FI0800130 Finland Merenkurkun saaristo Map
FI0800133 Finland Uudenkaarlepyyn saaristo Map
FI1000003 Finland Rummelön-Harrbådan Map
FI1000005 Finland Rahjan saaristo Map
FI1000007 Finland Vihas-Keihäslahti Map
FI1000010 Finland Maakannuskarinlahti ja Viirretjoen suisto Map
FI1000012 Finland Kalajoen suisto Map
FI1100201 Finland Hailuoto, pohjoisranta Map
FI1100202 Finland Kirkkosalmi Map
FI1100203 Finland Isomatala-Maasyvänlahti Map
FI1100204 Finland Ojakylänlahti ja Kengänkari Map
FI1102200 Finland Liminganlahti Map
FI1103200 Finland Akionlahti Map
FI1104600 Finland Raahen saaristo Map
FI1105201 Finland Säärenperä ja Karinkannanmatala Map
FI1105202 Finland Siikajoen lintuvedet ja suot Map
FI1300302 Finland Perämeren saaret Map
IE0004037 Ireland Blacksod Bay/Broad Haven SPA Map
IE0004039 Ireland Derryveagh and Glendowan Mountains SPA Map
LTKLAB002 Lithuania Tyrų pelkė Map
LTSLUB001 Lithuania Nemuno delta Map
LV0100500 Latvia Teicu dabas rezervats Map
LV0303500 Latvia Pape Map
LV0507800 Latvia Liepajas ezers Map
LV0508100 Latvia Ziemupe Map
LV0527200 Latvia Daugava pie Kaibalas Map
PLB140004 Poland Dolina Środkowej Wisły Map
PLB320002 Poland Delta Świny Map
PLB320009 Poland Zalew Szczeciński Map
PTZPE0004 Portugal Ria de Aveiro Map
PTZPE0010 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
PTZPE0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
PTZPE0017 Portugal Ria Formosa Map
SE0210280 Sweden Björns skärgård Map
SE0210285 Sweden Ledskär Map
SE0230067 Sweden Tåkern Map
SE0330083 Sweden Ottenby Map
SE0330084 Sweden Södviken Map
SE0340154 Sweden Asunden Map
SE0340161 Sweden Austerrum Map
SE0340163 Sweden Näsudden Map
SE0340170 Sweden Petesvik Map
SE0410050 Sweden Gräsör m fl öar Map
SE0410051 Sweden Abramsäng Map
SE0410052 Sweden Majö Map
SE0410053 Sweden Kristianopels skärgård Map
SE0420127 Sweden Tosteberga-Ängholmarna Map
SE0420145 Sweden Hammarsjöområdet Map
SE0420146 Sweden Araslövssjöområdet Map
SE0430002 Sweden Falsterbo-Foteviken Map
SE0430173 Sweden Lommaområdet Map
SE0510049 Sweden Getteröns fågelreservat Map
SE0510058 Sweden Kungsbackafjorden Map
SE0510176 Sweden Båtafjorden Map
SE0520013 Sweden Ödsmåls Kile Map
SE0520037 Sweden Breviks kile-Toftenäs Map
ES6140014 Spain Acantilados y Fondos Marinos de Calahonda-Castell de Ferro Map
ES6140013 Spain Acantilados y Fondos Marinos Tesorillo-Salobreña Map
DE1542401 Germany Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft und nördlicher Strelasund Map
DE1747402 Germany Greifswalder Bodden und südlicher Strelasund Map
DE1949401 Germany Peenestrom und Achterwasser Map
IE0004235 Ireland Doogort Machair SPA Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Scolopacidae)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Sørlig myrsnipe Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Synonym Author
Tringa schinzii Brehm, 1822

Other resources

EURing code:05123 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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