Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Actitis hypoleucos Common name Common Sandpiper
Population name West & Central Europe/West Africa
Breeding range North, West & Central Europe Non-breeding range W Africa, few W & SW Europe, Mediterranean
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes Often placed in genus Tringa.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1990 2000 1,400,000 2,000,000 [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 2006 2006 1,500,000 2,000,000 [R624]
WPE 5 1990 2000 1,500,000 2,000,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 4 1990 2000 1,500,000 2,000,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 5 1990 2000 1,500,000 2,000,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 6 2000 2013 870,000 3,450,000 Expert opinion [S8330] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1451]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA [R283]
WPE 1 1983 1993 DEC [R70]
WPE 2 1983 1993 DEC [R70]
WPE 4 1990 2000 DEC? [R63]
WPE 5 1998 2008 DEC Poor [T4907] [R859]
CSR 4 2000 2000 DEC? Poor
CSR 5 1998 2008 DEC Poor [T782] [R859]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Poor [T6330] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 17000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 17500
WPE 5 2012 17300
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R611 - Stroud, D.A., Davidson, N.C., West, R., Scott, D.A., Haanstra, L., Thorup, O., Ganter, B. and Delany, S. (compilers) on behalf of the International Wader Study Group 2002. Status of migratory wader populations in Africa and Western Eurasia in the 1990s.
  • R283 - Hagemeijer, W.J.M. and Blair, M.J. (eds). (1997). The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds: Their Distribution and Abundance. T. and A.D. Poyser, London.
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R859 - EBCC PECBMS data accessed March 2011: http://www.ebcc.info/index.php?ID=387
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1451 - Stroud, D. A. (2004). Status of migratory wader populations in Africa and Western Eurasia in the 1990s. International Wader Study Group.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • T4907 - 869. Moderate decline (not significantly >5% p.a.) 1980-2008.
  • T782 - 869. Moderate decline (not significantly >5% p.a.) 1980-2008.
  • S8330 - 285,822-1,144,288 pairs in EU27 (without countries mentioned in the next sentece) and NO, BY, CH (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). 4,107-6,389 pairs in UA, MD, CZ, AL, MK, RS&ME, HR, LI, LU, DK, BE (BirdLife International, 2004)) and BA (Stroud, 2004). This yields a total estimate of 870,000-3,450,000 individuals.
  • T6330 - Decreasing in FI, SI, CH and IE, increasing in DE, stable or fluctuating in SE, EE, LT, BY, BG, GR, SK, HU, AT, ES, NL, UK and unknown in NO, LV, PL, RO, IT, PT and FR. Considering the relative size of the population in FI, it is likely that this determines the overall trend.
  • S9032 - 337,082-546,718 pairs in Europe without RU, TR and UA. (Calculation error in CSR6).
  • T7132 - Breeding numbers indicate decline both in the long- and the short-term (BirdLife International 2015, EBCC et al. 2016). The trend based on mid-winter counts indicates a stable long-term trend with a negative tendency until 2012 (Wetlands International 2017).



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