Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Scolopacidae > Genus: Limicola > Species: Limicola falcinellus

Broad-billed Sandpiper - Limicola falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 81 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A150


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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.

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
DE2951401 Germany Unteres Odertal Map
DE3334401 Germany Milde-Niederung/Altmark Map
DE3339402 Germany Niederung der Unteren Havel Map
DE3642401 Germany Rietzer See Map
EE0040001 Estonia Väinamere Map
FI0200036 Finland Paimionlahti Map
FI0200079 Finland Kokemäenjoen suisto Map
FI0200089 Finland Mietoistenlahti Map
FI0200151 Finland Preiviikinlahti (SPA) Map
FI0700043 Finland Koitajoen alue Map
FI0800054 Finland Petolahdenjokisuisto Map
FI0800056 Finland Vassorfjärden Map
FI0800135 Finland Närpiön saaristo Map
FI0900043 Finland Saarisuo-Valleussuo-Löytösuo-Hirvilampi Map
FI1100201 Finland Hailuoto, pohjoisranta Map
FI1100202 Finland Kirkkosalmi Map
FI1100203 Finland Isomatala-Maasyvänlahti Map
FI1100204 Finland Ojakylänlahti ja Kengänkari Map
FI1100600 Finland Hiastinlahti Map
FI1101402 Finland Tuuliaapa- Iso Heposuo Map
FI1102200 Finland Liminganlahti Map
FI1103000 Finland Kempeleenlahden ranta Map
FI1103200 Finland Akionlahti Map
FI1103802 Finland Ohtosensuo Map
FI1103804 Finland Soininsuo-Kapustasuo Map
FI1103808 Finland Tyräsuo Map
FI1103809 Finland Ruosuo-Isosuo Map
FI1103820 Finland Sotkajärvi ja Helkalansuo-Kalettomansuo Map
FI1103827 Finland Litokaira Map
FI1105201 Finland Säärenperä ja Karinkannanmatala Map
FI1105202 Finland Siikajoen lintuvedet ja suot Map
FI1106602 Finland Räkäsuo Map
FI1200208 Finland Juortanansalon alue Map
FI1300101 Finland Pallas-Ounastunturi Map
FI1300211 Finland Ivalojokisuisto Map
FI1300302 Finland Perämeren saaret Map
FI1300701 Finland Teuravuoma-Kivijärvenvuoma Map
FI1300904 Finland Luiron suot Map
FI1301315 Finland Koukkulanaapa-Palokivalo Map
FI1301404 Finland Joutsenaapa - Kaita-aapa Map
FI1301706 Finland Viiankiaapa Map
FI1302001 Finland Kevo Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
ITA050001 Italy Biviere e Macconi di Gela Map
MT0000015 Malta L-Inhawi tal-Ghadira Map
PLB040003 Poland Dolina Dolnej Wisły Map
PLB220004 Poland Ujście Wisły Map
SE0210285 Sweden Ledskär Map
SE0710016 Sweden Långharsholmen Map
SE0710144 Sweden Mossaträsk Map
SE0710152 Sweden Stornäset Map
SE0820167 Sweden Muddus Map
SE0820619 Sweden Tavvavuoma Map
SKCHVU024 Slovakia Senianske rybniky Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
FI0700149 Finland Kesonsuo ja Syväysjoki Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
ITA050012 Italy Torre Manfria, Biviere e Piana di Gela Map
BG0002046 Bulgaria Yatata Map
BG0000242 Bulgaria Zaliv Chengene skele Map
FI1300907 Finland Kemihaaran suot Map
PLH060045 Poland Przełom Wisły w Małopolsce Map
BG0002040 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BG0000273 Bulgaria Burgasko ezero Map
PLH220033 Poland Dolna Wisła Map
BG0000152 Bulgaria Pomoriysko ezero Map
ROSPA0053 Romania Lacul Bugeac Map
ROSPA0022 Romania Comana Map
ROSPA0015 Romania Câmpia Crișului Alb și Crișului Negru Map
ROSPA0010 Romania Bistreț Map
ROSPA0056 Romania Lacul Oltina Map
ROSPA0052 Romania Lacul Beibugeac Map
ROSPA0037 Romania Dumbrăvița - Rotbav - Măgura Codlei Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ROSPA0042 Romania Eleșteiele Jijiei și Miletinului Map
ROSPA0054 Romania Lacul Dunăreni Map
BG0002050 Bulgaria Durankulashko ezero Map
BG0000156 Bulgaria Shablenski ezeren kompleks Map
BG0000271 Bulgaria Mandra - Poda Map
PLH040039 Poland Włocławska Dolina Wisły Map
IT51A0039 Italy Padule della Trappola, Bocca d'Ombrone 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)
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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bécasseau falcinelle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Breedbekstrandloper Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Broad-billed Sandpiper English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Correlimos Falcinelo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fjellmyrløper Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Gambecchio frullino Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jänkäsirriäinen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Myrsnäppa Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pilrito-falcinelo Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sárjáró Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sumpfläufer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Calidris falcinellus (Pontoppidan, 1763)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:05140 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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