Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Pluvialis apricaria Common name Eurasian Golden Plover
Population name altifrons, Iceland & Faroes/East Atlantic coast
Breeding range Iceland, Faeroes & Greenland Non-breeding range Ireland, W Britain, France, Iberia, NW Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

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 930,000 930,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 930,000 930,000 [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1990 2000 930,000 930,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 930,000 930,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 930,000 930,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 2000 2012 930,000 930,000 Best guess [S8373] [R624]
CSR 7 2000 2014 930,000 930,000 Best guess [R1549]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA? [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA? [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Poor [T4371] [R858] [R888] [R902] [R903]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA? No idea
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Poor [T1122] [R858] [R888] [R902] [R903]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC? Poor [T6373] [R1381]
CSR 7 2003 2008 UNC Reasonable [T7156] [R1582]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 9300
WPE 4 2006 9300
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 9300
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1
CSR 7 2018 9300

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.
  • R858 - Trolliet, B and Aubry, P. 2005. Recensement hivernal de Vanneaux et Pluviers Dores, Janvier 2005. ONCFS Rapport Scientifique: 20-25.
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • R902 - Kleefstra R. and van Roomen M. 2005. Eurasian Golden Plovers and Northern Lapwings in the Netherlands: trends in numbers and distribution 1975-2003. Wader Study Group Bull. 108:8-9.
  • R903 - Austin, G.E., Collier, M.O., Calbrade, N.A., Hall, C. and Musgrove, A.J. 2008. Waterbirds in the UK 2006/07: The Wetland Bird Survey. BTO/WWT/RSPB/JNCC, Thetford, UK.
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1582 - Gillings, S., Avontins, A., Crowe, O., Dalakchieva, S., Devos, K., Elts, J., ... & Lehtiniemi, T. (2008). Results of a coordinated count of Eurasian Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria in Europe during October 2008. Wader Study Group Bull, 119(2), 125-128.

Notes

  • T4371 - Wetlands International 2012. Mixing of populations in winter prevents separate trend analyses. Trend of three merged populations of apricaria and altifrons for the period of 1983-2007: +7.6% p.a. ? Increase. Effects of shifting winter distribution and cha
  • T1122 - 898. Mixing of populations in winter prevents separate trend analyses. Trend of three merged populations of apricaria and altifrons for the period of 1983-2007: +7.6% p.a. – Increase. Effects of shifting winter distribution and changing habitat use possibly exaggerate trend.
  • S8373 - 310,000 pairs on IS, 600 pairs on FO and 25-50 pairs on GL.
  • T6373 - In the absence of monitoring on the breeding grounds, the trend of this population is unknown. For a trend of this population together with the apricaria and the altifrons population wintering in NW Europe, see Nagy et al. (2014).
  • T7156 - Little can be concluded based on the change in numbers between the results of the 2003 and 2008 surveys because the counted numbers show increase in IE and the UK, but the WeBS and IWeBS counts show decline (Gillings et al. 2008). It is unclear whether this is a result of redistribution of birds or reflects a real population change. Breeding bird trends are practically unknown (BirdLife International 2015).



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