Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius melodus Common name Piping Plover
Population name (circumcinctus), Great Lakes (bre)
Breeding range Great Lakes 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 0 50 [R284]
WPE 4 0 0 110 110 [S1681] [R473]
WPE 3 0 0 72 72 [R285]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2012 2012 108 108 Census based [R1007]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 0 0 DEC [R151]
WPE 4 1991 2001 INC [R473]
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R285]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2003 2012 STA Good [R1007]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 1
WPE 4 2006 1
WPE 3 2002 1
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1

References

  • R284 - Haig, S.M. and Plissner, J.H. 1993. Distribution and abundance of Piping Plovers: results and implications of the 1991 international census. Condor 95: 145-156.
  • 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
  • R473 - Morrison, R.I.G., McCaffery, B.J., Skagen, S., Andres, B., Page, G., Jones, S., and Gill, R.E. 2005. Population estimates of North American shorebirds, 2005. Draft MS.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • S1681 - 479: 110 birds found during 2004 survey.



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