Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Common Redshank

(Tringa totanus)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 15 – 35 pairs

Distribution pattern

With dispersed distribution, more grouped in the main breeding area of the species – the Burgas Wetlands, but single nesting sites are also found in the Varna – Beloslav Lake Complex, Shabla Tuzla, along the Danube River and the adjacent parts of the Danubian Plain, in the Thracian Plain, Strandzha, etc. In a number of cases, the observations may refer to summering nonbreeding specimens.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds in bogs and marshes, coastal lagoons, saline terrains with halophytic vegetation near saltpans, other grassy terrains by standing brackish waters, rarely – near standing fresh waters (incl. fishponds, micro-dams, etc.).


Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed