Silas K. K. Olofson


Tringa totanus





Ringing sites of Redshank

Three birds were ringed in 1941-1945 at an unknown location. (n=

Recovery sites of Redshank



Birds ringed
Birds ringed 4
Ringed as chicks 4 (100,0%)
No. of recoveries 0
No. of individuals 0
Proportion recovered 0,0%
Short abstract from the book:
Redshank is a scarce breeding bird in the Faroes with approximately 15 pairs. The subspecies T. t. robusta occurs in the Faroes and in Iceland, where it is abundant. Four redshanks have been ringed in the Faroes, three in 1941-1945 at an unknown location, and one on 30 June 1995 in Søltuvík, Sandoy. Two redshanks ringed abroad have been recovered near the Faroes. One was ringed as an adult on 8 September 1979 S of Skegness, Lincolnshire, England and found dead in mid March 1984 onboard a ship near the Faroes. The other, ringed as an adult 31 July 1977 close to Flint, N Wales was found dead on 23 July 1979 onboard a ship, 100 nautical miles NE of the Faroes.

Read more about the species in the chapter from The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas here