Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta


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

Caprio, E., Chamberlain, D. and Rolando, A. 2014. Skiing, birds and biodiversity in the Alps. Proceedings of the BOU’s 2014 Annual Conference: Ecology and conservation of birds in upland and alpine habitats.

Ebenhöh, H. 2003. Zur Bestandsentwicklung von Berg-und Wiesenpieper (Anthus spinoletta und A. pratensis) am Feldberg im Schwarzwald. Naturschutz südl. Oberrhein 4(2003).

Melendez, L. and Laiolo, P. 2014. The role of climate in constraining the elevational range of the water pipit Anthus spinoletta in an alpine environment. Ibis 156(2): 276-287.

Pavel, V. 2004. The impact of grazing animals on nesting success of grassland passerines in farmland and natural habitats: a field experiment. Folia Zoologica-Praha 53(2): 171-178.

Tyler, S. 2016. Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta). In: J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D.A. Christie and E. de Juana (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Further resources

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)

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

View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Media resources
Euro Bird Portal

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anthus spinoletta. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.