Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius melodus Common name Piping Plover
Population name melodus
Breeding range Atlantic coast Newfoundland to N Carolina Non-breeding range Atlantic coast of S USA, N Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
WHSRN
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Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 0 0 2,300 2,300 [R659]
WPE 1 0 0 1,890 1,890 [R139]
WPE 3 0 0 2,920 2,920 [R285]
WPE 4 0 0 3,350 3,350 [S1679] [R740]
WPE 5 2012 2012 3,600 3,600 Census based [R1007]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 0 0 DEC [R151]
WPE 1 1982 1992 DEC [R139]
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R285]
WPE 4 1991 2001 INC [R285]
WPE 5 2003 2012 INC? No idea [R1007]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 23
WPE 1 1994 19
WPE 3 2002 30
WPE 4 2006 30
WPE 5 2012 35

References

  • R659 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1995. Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Atlantic Coast Population Recovery Plan. Technical/Agency Draft, Hadley, Massachussetts. 238 pp.
  • R151 - Cranswick, P.A., Bowler, J.M., Delany, S.N., Einarsson, O. Gardarsson, A., McElwaine, G., Merne, O.J., Rees, E.C. and Wells, J.H. (in press). Numbers of Whooper swans Cygnus cygnus in Iceland, Ireland and Britain in January 1995: results of the International Waterbird Census
  • R139 - Collar, N.J., Gonzaga, L.P., Krabbe, N., Madrono-Nieto, A., Parker T.A.III and Wege, D.C. 1992. Threatened Birds of the Americas: The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. ICBP, Cambridge, UK.
  • R285 - Haig, S.M., Ferland, C.L., Amirault, F., Cuthbert, J., Dingledine, A., Hecht, A. and McPhillips, N. In review 2002. The importance of complete species censuses and evidence for regional declines in Piping Plovers. Conservation Biology.
  • R740 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2004.
  • 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

  • S1679 - Preliminary estimate of 3,350 birds in 2003; 52% of the total population (999). A range-wide survey is planned for 2006 and will result in updated estimates. (Anne Hecht, US Fish and Wildlife Service).



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