Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius alexandrinus Common name Kentish Plover
Population name alexandrinus, Black Sea & East Mediterranean/Eastern Sahel
Breeding range Black Sea & E Mediterranean Non-breeding range E Mediterranean, Red Sea & E Sahel zone
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia 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 32,000 49,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 32,000 49,000 [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1990 2000 32,000 49,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 32,000 49,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 32,000 49,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 1990 2012 32,000 49,000 Best guess [S8385] [R624] [R1362] [R63] [R602]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1996 2006 Unknown No idea [T4421]
CSR 4 1990 2000 DEC No idea
CSR 5 1996 2006 Unknown Poor [T1212] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2012 UNC Poor [T6385] [R63] [R860] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 410
WPE 4 2006 410
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 400
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

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.
  • 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
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R602 - Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (1998). The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Concise Edition. Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York. 1008 pp.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

  • T4421 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1989-2006: +8.5% p.a. ? Increase. However, trend calculation is based on only 49 sites, most of which in Greece and Israel and none in Turkey or Africa.
  • T1212 - 898. Trend 1989-2006: +8.5% p.a. – Increase. However, trend calculation is based on only 49 sites, most of which in Greece and Israel and none in Turkey or Africa.
  • S8385 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) estimates the number of breeding pairs in RO, BG and CY to be 413-786 pairs. According to BirdLife International (2004) , further 5,540-9,430 pairs breed in UA, GR, RU and TR (assuming that one third of the Turkish birds can be assigned to this population). Based on Snow & Perrins (1998) breeding numbers in IL, JO and EG are estimated at 3,800-5,700 pairs. This yields a total of 9,753-15,130 pairs, i.e. 29,300-47,800 individuals which is close to the estimate based on Thorup (2006).
  • T6385 - Breeding numbers are decreasing in TR, UA, the major strongholds of this population, and also in some other countries with smaller populations such as AL, RS (BirdLIfe International, 2004). Delany et al. (2009) provided some evidence from wintering grounds. However, trend analyses based on IWC counts produced uncertain results (Nagy et al., 2014).
  • S8944 - 11,213-16,236 pairs in Europe (BirdLife International 2015). Based on Snow & Perrins (1998) breeding numbers in IL, JO and EG are estimated at 3,800-5,700 pairs. This yields a total of 15,013-21,936 pairs.
  • T7003 - Breeding numbers are reported to be moderately declining in 3 out of 8 countries including TR with the bulk of the population and not increasing anywhere (BirdLife International 2015). Trends based on mid-winter counts show large fluctuations (Wetlands International 2017).



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