RG Naturfotographie

Birds of the Red List of Threatend Species

The individual lists differ - species that are endangered in one federal state may not be endangered in another. For this reason, I will limit my presentation here to the lists of Baden-Württemberg and the complete list of Germany, i.e. birds shown here are on at least one of the two lists. However, the respective photographs may also have been taken in other federal states or in Switzerland. Birds on the early warning list or species that only occur in very limited regions, such as purple herons or bee-eaters, are not included.

Even if birds are extinct in a federal state, they may still be found there. One example of this is the bittern, which is extinct as a breeding bird in Baden-Württemberg, but winters in some places in the state.

In Germany, 88 bird species are on the 2020 list, with a further 12 on the early warning list. Baden-Württemberg's latest list dates back to 2019, with "only" 76 species on the Red List, but 25 on the early warning list. This includes species such as the tree sparrow, black-headed gull, mallard, pochard and kestrel...

On this page you'll find the birds of the Red List of Germany. For birds of the Red List of Baden-Württemberg I've created a special page.

Please forgive me if not every picture is of the best quality. Some species are rare and I am happy if I get a presentable picture at all.

List of birds

Category Name Name (scientific)
Extinct Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica
  European roller Coracias garrulus
  Eurasian dotterel Charadrius morinellus
  Eurasian griffon vulture Gyps fulvus
  Great snipe Gallinago media
  Lesser grey shrike Lanius minor
  Little bustard Tetrax tetrax
  Northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita
  Red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa
  Roseate tern Sterna dougallii
  Rock sparrow Petronia petronia
  Ruddy turnstone Arenaria interpres
  Saker falcon Falco cherrug
  Short-toed snake eagle Circaetus gallicus
Critically endangered Aquatic warbler Acrocephalus paludicola
  Barred warbler Sylvia nisoria
  Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea
  Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa
  Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia
  Common snipe Gallinago gallinago
  Common ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula
  Common rock thrush Monticola saxatilis
  Corn crake Crex crex
  Crested lark Galerida cristata
  Dunlin Calidris alpina
  Eurasian penduline tit Remiz pendulinus
  European golden plover Pluvialis apricaria
  Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata
  Eurasian stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemu
  Ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca
  Garganey Spatula querquedula
  Great bustard Otis tarda
  Great grey shrike Lanius excubitor
  Gull-billed tern Gelochelidon nilotica
  Hen harrier Circus cyaneus
  Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus
  Lesser spotted eagle Clanga pomarina
  Little tern Sternula albifrons
  Northern wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
  Rock bunting Emberiza cia
  Ruff Calidris pugnax
  Sandwich tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
  Short-eared owl Asio flammeus
  Tawny pipit Anthus campestris
  Wood sandpiper Tringa glareola
  Woodchat shrike Lanius senator
  Western capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
Endangered Black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax  
  Black grouse Lyrurus tetrix
  Black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
  Common grasshopper warbler Locustella naevia  
  Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
  Common redshank Tringa totanus
  Common tern Sterna hirundo  
  Grey partridge Perdix perdix
  European turtle dove Streptopelia turtur
  Grey-headed woodpecker Picus canus
  Hazel grouse Tetrastes bonasia
  Meadow pipit Anthus pratensis
  Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus  
  Northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus
  Northern pintail Anas acuta
  Ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana
  Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
  White-backed woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
Vulnerable Black tern Chlidonias niger
  Black-necked grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  Cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus
  Citril finch Carduelis citrinella
  Collared flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
  Common linnet Linaria cannabina
  Common merganser Mergus merganser
  Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
  Eurasian bittern Botaurus stellaris
  Eurasian hobby Falco subbuteo
  Eurasian hoopoe Upupa epops
  Eurasian skylark Alauda arvensis
  Eurasian teal Anas crecca
  Eurasian wryneck Jynx torquilla
  European nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
  European pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
  Lesser spotted woodpecker Dryobates minor
  Little bittern Ixobrychus minutus
  Little crake Porzana parva
  Northern shoveler Spatula clypeata
  Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  Spotted crake Porzana porzana
  Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  Western house martin Delichon urbicum
Vorwarnliste Barn swallow Hirundo rustica
  Common moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  Common pochard Aythya ferina
  Common quail Coturnix coturnix
  Common rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
  Corn bunting Emberiza calandra
  Eurasian golden oriole Oriolus oriolus
  Eurasian woodcock Scolopax rusticola
  European herring gull Larus argentatus
  European honey buzzard Pernis apivorus
  Pied avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
  Little owl Athene noctua
  Little ringed plover Charadrius dubius
  Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata
  Thrush nightingale Luscinia luscinia
  Tree pipit Anthus trivialis
  Tree sparrow Passer montanus
  Water rail Rallus aquaticus
  White stork Ciconia ciconia
  Woodlark Lullula arborea

Galery of the Birds of the Red List Germanys

Critically endangered



Near threatened