Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius melodus Common name Piping Plover
Population name (circumcinctus), Prairies
Breeding range USA northern Great Plains & Prairie Canada Non-breeding range Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic coast of S USA, N Caribbean
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 3,500 3,500 [R284]
WPE 1 0 0 2,775 2,775 [R139]
WPE 3 0 0 2,953 2,953 [R285]
WPE 4 0 0 2,953 2,953 [R285]
WPE 5 2012 2012 4,700 4,700 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 DEC [R285]
WPE 4 1991 2001 DEC [R285]
WPE 5 2003 2012 STA Good [R1007]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 35
WPE 1 1994 28
WPE 3 2002 30
WPE 4 2006 30
WPE 5 2012 45

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
  • 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.
  • 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.]

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