Rest of Europe - Herons & Stilts and other water birds

On this page you will find pictures of herons, stilts and other water birds photographed by me in England, France, Germany, Greece, Madeira, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Great Cormorant - Aalscholver
  2. European Shag - Kuifaalscholver
  3. Grey Heron - Blauwe Reiger
  4. Purple Heron - Purperreiger
  5. Little Egret - Kleine Zilverreiger
  6. Squacco Heron - Ralreiger
  7. Cattle Egret - Koereiger
  8. Little Bittern - Woudaapje
  9. Black Stork - Zwarte Ooievaar
  10. White Stork - Ooievaar
  11. Eurasian Spoonbill - Lepelaar
  12. Glossy Ibis - Zwarte Ibis
  13. Greater Flamingo - Europese Flamingo
  14. Common Crane - Kraanvogel
  15. Little Crake - Klein Waterhoen
  16. Spotted Crake - Porseleinhoen
  17. Purple Swamphen - Purperkoet
  18. Eurasian Oystercatcher - Scholekster
  19. Black-winged Stilt - Steltkluut
  20. Avocet - Kluut
  1. European Golden Plover - Goudplevier
  2. Black-bellied Plover - Zilverplevier
  3. Ringed Plover - Bontbekplevier
  4. Little Ringed Plover - Kleine Plevier
  5. Kentish Plover - Strandplevier
  6. Great Snipe - Poelsnip
  7. Common Snipe - Watersnip
  8. Black tailed Godwit - Grutto
  9. Whimbrel - Regenwulp
  10. Spotted Redshank - Zwarte Ruiter
  11. Common Greenshank - Groenpootruiter
  12. Wood Sandpiper - Bosruiter
  13. Common Redshank - Tureluur
  14. Ruddy Turnstone - Steenloper
  15. Sanderling - Drieteenstrandloper
  16. Little Stint - Kleine Strandloper
  17. Temminck's Stint - Temminck-strandloper
  18. Dunlin - Bonte Strandloper
  19. Ruff - Kemphaan
Great Cormorant
Aalscholver
Istanbul, Turkey
30 September 2012
European Shag
Kuifaalscholver
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015
Grey Heron
Blauwe Reiger
Falsterbo, Sweden
20 September 2005
Purple Heron
Purperreiger
El Rocio area,
Coto Doņana, Spain
21 May 2015
Little Egret
Kleine Zilverreiger
Bordeaux, France
9 August 2006
Squacco Heron
Ralreiger
Lesvos, Greece
28 April 2010
Cattle Egret
Koereiger
Isla Mayor, Coto Doņana,
Spain
24 October 2015
Little Bittern
Woudaapje
Lesvos, Greece
5 May 2010
Black Stork
Zwarte Ooievaar
Lesvos, Greece
27 April 2010
White Stork
Ooievaar
La Rábida, Southern Spain
24 May 2015
Eurasian Spoonbill
Lepelaar
Marismas del Odiel,
Huelva, Spain
23 October 2015
Glossy Ibis
Zwarte Ibis
Lesvos, Greece
25 April 2010
Greater Flamingo
Europese Flamingo
Marismas del Odiel,
Huelva, Spain
22 May 2015
Common Crane
Kraanvogel
Stralsund, Germany
21 October 2008
Little Crake
Klein Waterhoen
Lesvos, Greece
6 May 2010
Spotted Crake
Porseleinhoen
Lesvos, Greece
27 April 2010
Purple Swamphen
Purperkoet
Embalse de Arrocampo, Extremadura, Spain
2 May 2012
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Scholekster
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015

Black-winged Stilt
Steltkluut
Lesvos, Greece
25 April 2010

The taxonomy of this bird is still somewhat contentious. Some describe as many as five distinct species; others consider some or all of these to be subspecies. Some refer to the name Black-winged Stilt as the old world nominate species (Himantopus himantopus) and to the name Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) as the species occuring in the Americas (see: N-A, C-A and S-A).

Avocet
Kluut
Brownsea Island, England
8 August 2009

European Golden Plover
Goudplevier
Herdla, Bergen, Norway
21 August 2014
Black-bellied Plover
Zilverplevier
Marismas del Odiel,
Huelva, Spain
22 May 2015
Ringed Plover
Bontbekplevier
Herdla, Bergen, Norway
21 August 2014
Little Ringed Plover
Kleine Plevier
Lesvos, Greece
2 May 2010
Kentish Plover
Strandplevier
Lesvos, Greece
27 April 2010
Great Snipe
Poelsnip
Lesvos, Greece
30 April 2010

Common Snipe
Watersnip
Rieselfelder, Münster, Germany
15 August 2012

Black-tailed Godwit
Grutto
Brownsea Island, England
8 August 2009

Whimbrel
Regenwulp
Madeira
1 November 2013
Spotted Redshank
Zwarte Ruiter
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Common Greenshank
Groenpootruiter
Brownsea Island, England
25 October 2009
Wood Sandpiper
Bosruiter
Lesvos, Greece
27 April 2010
Common Redshank
Tureluur
Brownsea Island, England
8 August 2009
Ruddy Turnstone
Steenloper
Madeira
3 November 2013
Sanderling
Drieteenstrandloper
Marismas del Odiel,
Huelva, Spain
22 May 2015
Little Stint
Kleine Strandloper
Herdla, Bergen, Norway
21 August 2014
Temminck's Stint
Temminck-strandloper
Lesvos, Greece
28 April 2010
Dunlin
Bonte Strandloper
Herdla, Bergen, Norway
21 August 2014
Ruff
Kemphaan
Herdla, Bergen, Norway
21 August 2014
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