Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius alexandrinus Common name Kentish Plover
Population name alexandrinus, SW & Central Asia/SW Asia & NE Africa
Breeding range SW Asia Non-breeding range S Caspian to Arabian Peninsula, NE Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 25,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 25,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1990 2000 25,000 100,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 25,000 100,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R611]
CSR 6 1990 2010 25,000 100,000 Expert opinion [S8386] [R1454] [R1330] [R63]

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 1997 2007 Unknown No idea [T4422]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1997 2007 Unknown Poor [T1213] [R888]
CSR 6 1990 2010 STA? Poor [R1330]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 5 2012 1000
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
  • 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
  • R1454 - AlRashidi (2010)
  • R1330 - Jennings, M.C. 2010. Atlas of Breeding Birds of Arabia. Fauna of Arabia Vol. 25. Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1569 - Sheldon, R. 2017. Estimates of breeding waterbird populations in Central/SW Asia, The Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • 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

  • T4422 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1993-2007: +11.1% p.a. ? Increase. However, trend calculation is based on only 110 sites, 98 of which were in one country, Iran, providing unsafe basis for regional trend.
  • T1213 - 898. Trend 1993-2007: +11.1% p.a. – Increase. However, trend calculation is based on only 110 sites, 98 of which were in one country, Iran, providing unsafe basis for regional trend.
  • S8386 - 500-1000 pairs are also estimated for AZ, but no informatin about breeding numbers from the rest of the range from the Caspian. AlRashidi (2010) estimated the size of the population breeding on the SA coast of the Red Sea at 9,955 pairs. Jennings (2010) estimated the total breeding population to be in the order of 30,000 pairs for the whole of Arabia. If this estimate is correct, the upper limit might be too low for the whole population.
  • S8929 - 1,520-4,540 pairs estimated for Europe (BirdLIfe International, 2015). Further 30,000 pairs estimated for Arabia while no estimates for Central Asia (Sheldon, 2017). The new lower estimate is based on sum of the minimum estimates for Europe and Arabia with some allowance for other parts of the range. The higher estimate makes allowances for the population with unknown size in Central Asia.



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