Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Calidris alba Common name Sanderling
Population name rubida, N & S America (non-bre)
Breeding range High Arctic Canada Non-breeding range Coastal SW Canada & NE USA to Tierra del Fuego
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes considered subspecies (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
WHSRN
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R470]
WPE 2 0 0 100,000 200,000 [R471]
WPE 3 0 0 300,000 300,000 [R472]
WPE 4 0 0 300,000 300,000 [R472]
WPE 5 0 0 300,000 300,000 Best guess [R472]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1966 1991 DEC [R635]
WPE 2 1986 1996 DEC [R483]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R25]
WPE 4 1991 2006 DEC [T862] [R473]
WPE 5 2003 2012 DEC? No idea [R1007]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 1500
WPE 3 2002 3000
WPE 4 2006 3000
WPE 5 2012 3000

References

  • R470 - Morrison, R.I.G. and Ross, R.K. 1989. Atlas of Neartic Shorebirds on the coast of South America. 2 vols. Canadian Wildlife Service Special Publication.
  • R635 - Trapp, J. (pers. comm.). 1993. Unpublished data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-1991 compiled by USFWS for IWRB.
  • 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.
  • R483 - National Biological Service. (no date). The Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
  • R472 - Morrison, R.I.G., Gill, Jr., R.E., Harrington, B.A. Skagen, S., Page, G.W., Gratto-Trevor, C.L. and Haig, S.M. (2001) Estimates of shorebird populations in North America. Occasional Paper No. 104, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Ontario. 64pp.
  • R25 - Baker, A.J., Gonzalez, P.M., Minton, C.D.T., Carter, D.B., Niles, L., Nascimento, I.L.S., and Piersma, T. In press. 2000. Hemispheric problems in the conservation of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa). Proceedings of the 6th Neotropical Ornithological Congress
  • 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.
  • 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.]

Notes

  • T862 - 101: Numbers wintering on the Washington coast either stable or steadily increasing 1985-2005.



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