Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Limosa haemastica Common name Hudsonian Godwit
Population name Hudson Bay (bre)
Breeding range Hudson Bay Non-breeding range Coastal S Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, S Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (N North Am/SE South America).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1999 1999 36,000 36,000 [R95]
WPE 4 2004 2004 56,000 56,000 [S708] [R473]
WPE 5 2004 2004 56,000 56,000 Best guess [S6586] [R473]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1983 1993 STA [R471]
WPE 4 1989 1999 DEC [T589] [R217]
WPE 5 2003 2012 DEC? No idea [R1007]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 360
WPE 4 2006 560
WPE 5 2012 560


  • R95 - Brown, S., C. Hickey, and B. Harrington, eds. 2000. The U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Manomet, MA.
  • R471 - Morrison, R.I.G., Bourget, A., Butler, R., Dickson, H.L., Gratto-Trevor, C., Hicklin, P., Hyslop, C. and Ross, R.K. 1994. A preliminary assessment of the status of shorebird populations in Canada. Can. Wildl. Serv. Progress Notes No. 28. March 1994. 19pp.
  • R473 - Morrison, R.I.G., McCaffery, B.J., Skagen, S., Andres, B., Page, G., Jones, S., and Gill, R.E. 2005. Population estimates of North American shorebirds, 2005. Draft MS.
  • R217 - Espinosa L, and von Meyer, A. 1999. Situaci?n del Zarapito de pico recto (Limosa haemastica) en Chilo? y provincia de Llanquihue, X Regi?n, Chile, in Proceedings of the Neotropical Ornithological Congress. International Shorebird Symposium, Monterrey, M?xic0
  • R1007 - Andres, B.A., Smith, P.A., Gratto-Trevor, C.L. & Morrison, R.I.G. 2012. Population estimates of North American shorebirds. In prep. [Temporary reference; final title to be confirmed.]


  • S708 - 719: Up to 56 Annual in Falkland/Malvinas Is since c.1990.
  • T589 - 219: A majority winter on ChiloĆ© Island, S Chile, where numbers decreased in early 2000s.
  • S6586 - 719: Up to 56,000 Annual in Falkland/Malvinas Is since c.1990.

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