Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Pluvialis squatarola Common name Grey Plover
Population name squatarola, C & E Siberia/SW Asia, Eastern & Southern Africa
Breeding range Central & E Siberia Non-breeding range Persian Gulf, Arabian Peninsula S to S Africa & Madagascar
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 50,000 50,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 50,000 50,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1990 2000 90,000 90,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 90,000 90,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 90,000 90,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 90,000 90,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 90,000 90,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 1991 1998 90,000 90,000 Best guess [S8378]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown No idea [R860]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 500
WPE 2 1997 500
WPE 3 2002 900
WPE 4 2006 900
WPE 5 2012 900
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 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.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • 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.
  • 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

  • S8378 - Tertickiy et al. (1999) estimated the West Siberian population at 230,000-900,000 pairs, but Lappo et al. (2012) considered this to be an overestimate. Based on extrapolation from samples in the SA secton of the Gulf, Zwarts et al. (1991) estimated that 7,000 individuals winter in the Gulf coast of SA.
  • T6991 - The population appears to have recovered from a long-term decline.



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