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)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

International Action Plan

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

Slender-billed Curlew Working Group

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Numenius tenuirostris. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.