Meadow birds

Common Redshank

Redshanks are mainly found in coastal areas. Important for them are moist to wet areas with sparse, low vegetation. They typically find such conditions in salt marshes and wet meadows. At the nest site, however, Redshanks prefer higher vegetation in which they can hide their clutch. 

For foraging, they use areas on the mudflats, in shallow waters and on wet meadows. When they are not foraging, the families prefer to stay in unmown areas on inland meadows, preferably on the edges of ditches.