Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

However, the real star of the Euro Inasion was a Common Redshank at Renews from May 3-13. Since it represented just the third record (and sixth individual) for both Newfoundland and North America, many birder came from near and far to see it. A second individual presnt at the same location on May 4 was chased off by the first and never seen again!

This Common Redshank, at Renews from May 3-13, 2014, represented just the third record (and seventh individual) for both Newfoundland and North America. A second individual present at the same location on May 4 was chased off by the first and never seen again! – Photo: Jared Clarke (Renews, May 12 2014)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds across temperate Europe and Asia, wintering along the Atlantic coast of Europe, the Mediterranean and south Asia.

Record Details: Three records (of eight individuals) for Newfoundland, representing the only records for North America. (1) Five individuals were recorded in late April and early May 1995 at Bonavista (3, April 28-May 1), Port Union (1, April 29-May 7) and Cape Broyle (1, May 4-14). (2) One individual was at Happy Adventure (Bonavista Bay) from March 6 – April 22, 1999. (3) One individual at Renews from May 3-13, 2014 was briefly joined by another for one day (May 4) before chasing it away.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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– Photo: Jared Clarke (Renews, May 12 2014)

This Common Redshank was one of two at Bonavista in April 1995 - two others were reported in subsequent days at Port Union and Cape Broyle, marking the first records for North America. - Photo: Ken Knowles (April 29, 1995)

This Common Redshank was one of three at Bonavista in April 1995 – two others were reported in subsequent days at Port Union and Cape Broyle, marking the first records for North America.
– Photo: Ken Knowles (April 29, 1995)

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