Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Calidris maritima Common name Purple Sandpiper
Population name West Greenland (groenlandica)
Breeding range West Greenland Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions North America
Notes Resident population not fully covered by Stroud et al. (2002), and omitted in error in WPE3. First covered in WPE4. Considerable geographical variation in size may warrant recognition of at least two subspecies. Proposed race groenlandica (Greenland) among the smallest, but little different from those in Spitsbergen.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 2006 2006 30,000 60,000 [R624]
WPE 5 2006 2006 30,000 60,000 [R624]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 450
WPE 5 2012 420


  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.


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