Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius nivosus Common name Snowy Plover
Population name (tenuirostris)
Breeding range Gulf coast of USA and Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean Non-breeding range
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes Population added in WPE3. Previously considered Charadrius alexandrinus.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
WHSRN
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 2,200 2,800 [R264]
WPE 4 0 0 2,500 2,500 [S1721] [R473]
WPE 5 0 0 2,500 2,500 [S6947] [R473]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R95]
WPE 4 1990 2000 DEC [R95]
WPE 5 1990 2000 DEC [R95]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 25
WPE 4 2006 25
WPE 5 2012 25

References

  • R264 - Gorman, L.R. and Haig, S.M. 2002. Distribution and abundance of Snowy Plovers in eastern North America, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Journal of Field Ornithology 73: 38-52
  • R95 - Brown, S., C. Hickey, and B. Harrington, eds. 2000. The U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Manomet, MA.
  • 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.

Notes

  • S1721 - 479: Range 2,200-2,800. 267 estimate 200 pairs Florida-Alabama, possibly 500-700 pairs in Texas, 27 pairs in Puerto Rico, 17+ pairs in Cuba (all these pairs x 3 yield 2,232 - 2,832 individuals).
  • S6947 - Morrison et al. 2005: Range 2,200-2,800. 267 estimate 200 pairs Florida-Alabama, possibly 500-700 pairs in Texas, 27 pairs in Puerto Rico, 17+ pairs in Cuba (all these pairs x 3 yield 2,232 - 2,832 individuals).



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on