Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris


Azafzaf, H.; Feltrup-Azafzaf, C. 2003. Slender-billed Curlew survey, training and awareness raising in Tunisia January 2003.

BirdLife International. 1999. The Slender-billed Curlew database.

BirdLife International. 2008. Slender-billed quest. Available at: #

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Buchanan, G.; Crockford, N.; Gretton, A. 2010. The Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris in Africa. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 17(2): 202-206.

Buchanan, G.M.; Bond, A.L.; Crockford, N.J.; Kamp, J.; Pearce-Higgins, J.W.; Hilton, G.M. 2018. The potential breeding range of Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris identified from stable-isotope analysis. Bird Conservation International 28: 228-237.

Collinson, M.; Rowlands, A.; Steele, J.; McInerny, C.; Hudson, N. 2014. The review of the record of Slender-billed Curlew at Druridge Bay, Northumberland. Available at: (Accessed: 29/06/2018).

Crockford, N. 2009. Can you help find the Slender-billed Curlew? Wader Study Group Bulletin 116(1): 62-64.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Gallo-Orsi, U.; Boere, G. C. 2001. The Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris: threats and conservation. Acta Ornithologica 36: 73-77.

Gretton, A. 1991. The ecology and conservation of the Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius tenuirostris). International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

Gretton, A.; Yurlov, A. K.; Boere, G. C. 2002. Where does the Slender-billed Curlew nest, and what future does it have? British Birds 95: 334-344.

Hilton, G. M. 2003. A stable isotopic search for the Slender-billed Curlew. Wader Study Group Bulletin: 23.

Nagy, S.; Crockford, N. 2004. Implementation in the European Union of species action plans for 23 of Europe's most threatened birds. BirdLife International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Oláh, J.; Pigniczki, C. 2010. New Hungarian record of Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius tenuirostris) in the Kiskunság (Hungary). Aquila 116-117: 49-53.

RSPB. 2010. Slender-billed Curlew. Available at: #

van der Have, T. M.; Keijl, G. O.; Mansoori, J.; Morozov, V. V. 2001. Searching for Slender-billed Curlews in Iran, january-February 2000. WIWO, Zeist.

Further resources

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding and Conservation Plan

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

International Action Plan

Link to species profile on Search for Lost Birds website

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Slender-billed Curlew Working Group

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Numenius tenuirostris. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.