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Shooting bag figures for shorebirds and relatives


Official numbers of shorebirds
and relatives (Charadriiformes) shot annually in Europe.

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) 12,677
Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) 75,140
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 43
Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 516,475
Knot (Calidris canutus) 7,491
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 766
Jack Snipe (Lymnoceyptes minimus) 81,048
Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) 586,020
Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) 2,730,125
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) 13,274
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 10,352
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 46
Curlew (Numenius arquata) 44,248
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1,148
Redshank (Tringa totanus) 23,974
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 666
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) 6,200
Common Gull (Larus canus) 25,186
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 495
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 48,080
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) n.a.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 14,675