Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Calidris maritima Common name Purple Sandpiper
Population name N Europe & W Siberia (breeding)
Breeding range NE Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, N Scandinavia, N Russia, NW Siberia Non-breeding range Greenland, Iceland, Kola Peninsula, N Norway S to NW France: occasionally Iberia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe North America
Notes There is considerable variation in this form and there is potential to identify up to four populations (Stroud et al. 2002).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 50,500 50,500 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 50,500 50,500 [R599]
WPE 3 1990 2000 50,000 100,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 50,000 100,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1980 2003 50,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R860]
CSR 4 1980 2003 50,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R860]
CSR 5 1980 2003 50,000 100,000 Expert opinion [R860]
CSR 6 2000 2012 50,000 100,000 Expert opinion [S8344] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1452]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1975 1985 STA [R599]
WPE 2 1975 1985 STA [R599]
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 5 1980 2003 STA? No idea [R860]
CSR 4 1980 2003 STA? Poor [R860]
CSR 5 1980 2003 STA? Poor [R860]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Poor [T6344] [R1362] [R1361] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 500
WPE 2 1997 500
WPE 3 2002 750
WPE 4 2006 750
WPE 5 2012 710
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R599 - Smit, C.J. and Piersma, T. 1989. Numbers, midwinter distribution, and migration of wader populations using the East Atlantic Flyway. In: Boyd, H. and Pirot, J.-Y. (eds). Flyways and Reserves Networks. IWRB Special Publication No. 9. 1989. Slimbridge, UK.
  • 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.
  • R860 - Delany, S., Scott, D., Dodman, T. and Stroud, D. 2009. An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1452 - Lappo, E. G., Tomkovich, P. S., & Syroechkovskiy Jr, E. E. (2012). Atlas of breeding waders in the Russian Arctic. Institute of Geology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8344 - 22,205-33,430 pairs in European RU, SJ, NO, FI, SE (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.), with the 25 pairs for the FO (BirdLife International, 2004) this yields a total estimate of 66,615-100,290 only for Europe. West Siberian population is little known, but 1,000-5,000 individuals were estimated for the Severnaya Zemlya alone (Lappo et al. 2012). Sum of the national estimates of wintering birds is 4,954-5,014 individuals (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.) without NO where an additional 40,000-80,000 winters (BirdLife International, 2004).
  • T6344 - Breeding population is stable in NO and SJ and unknown elsewhere (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Wintering population is decreasing in the UK, ES and BE, increasing in DE and unknown in DK (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.) and it was considered stable in NO between 1990 and 2000 (BirdLife International, 2004).
  • S9039 - 16,705-32,930 pairs in European RU, SJ, NO, FI, SE (BirdLife International, 2015 tWest Siberian population is little known, but 1,000-5,000 individuals were estimated for the Severnaya Zemlya alone (Lappo et al. 2012).
  • T7146 - Breeding trend is unknown except NO where it is thought to be stable (BirdLife International 2015). IWC trend shows stroong increase (Wetlands International 2017).



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