Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius mongolus Common name Lesser Sandplover
Population name pamirensis, West-central Asia/SW Asia & Eastern Africa
Breeding range Central Asia Non-breeding range Coastal W India, SW Asia, E & SE Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 25,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 25,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1990 2000 30,000 50,000 [R611]
WPE 4 0 0 100,000 150,000 [S1758] [R32]
WPE 5 2000 2004 100,000 150,000 Expert opinion [R860]
CSR 4 2000 2004 100,000 150,000 Expert opinion [S1761] [R854] [R860]
CSR 5 2000 2004 100,000 150,000 Expert opinion [R860]
CSR 6 2000 2004 100,000 150,000 Best guess [S8387] [R1455] [R860]

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 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2000 2008 Unknown No idea [R860]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 250
WPE 2 1997 250
WPE 3 2002 400
WPE 4 2006 1250
WPE 5 2012 1200
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.
  • R32 - Balachandran, S., in litt. 2005.
  • 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.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R854 - Delany S, Dodman T, Scott D, Butchart S, Martakis G and Helmink T 2008. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area: Fouth Edition (Final Draft). Wetlands International. 253pp
  • R1455 - de Fouw, in litt., 2014
  • R1422 - Nagy, S., Alanazi, F., Almomen, A. Alsuhaibani, A, AlRashidi, M., Dereliev, S., Keijl, G. Ruiters, P. & Shobrak, M. 2014. Winter waterbird survey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2014. Wetlands International, Ede, The Netherlands.
  • R1571 - de Fouw, J., A.W. orpe, R.A. Bom, S. de Bie, C.J. Camphuysen, B. Etheridge, W. Hagemeijer, L. Hofstee, T. Jager, L. Kelder, R. Kleefstra, M. Kersten, S. Nagy & R.H.G. Klaassen. 2017. Barr Al Hikman, a major shorebird hotspot within the Asian–East African yway: results of three winter surveys. Wader Study 124(1): 10–25.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • 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

  • S1758 - 33: Indian population estimated at 100,000; fewer in 604 Asia and Africa.
  • S1761 - 864. Previous estimates excluded birds wintering in Pakistan & India.
  • S8387 - See justification of the estimate in Delany et al. (2009). 72,328 individuals were counted in Dec. 2013 at Bar al Hikman (de Fouw, in litt.).
  • S8945 - Count at Barr al Hikman alone exceeded 123,000 individuals in January 2016 (de Fouw et al. 2017). Zwarts (1991) estimated the population wintering along the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia at 28,000 individuals. Another 13,000 can be estimated to winter along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia based on the counts of Nagy et al. (2014). Dodman (2002) estimated that at least 20,000 winters along the Red Sea and Indian Ocean coast of Africa. Balachandran (in litt. 2005 cited by Delany et al. 2009 and Dodman 2014) estimated another 100,000 individuals for India. This adds up to 284,000 individuals. Considering the uncertainty involved with summarising estimates over such a long period, a new estimate of 250,000-300,000 individuals is given.



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