Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Charadrius leschenaultii Common name Greater Sandplover
Population name scythicus, Caspian & SW Asia/Arabia & NE Africa
Breeding range Transcaspia E to SE Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Non-breeding range Shores of Red Sea, Gulf of Aden & Persian Gulf
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes Name crassirostris is invalid because it is preoccupied (see Carlos et al. (2012). Birds in Azerbaijan & Armenia identified as belonging to this subspecies by Hirschfield et al. 2000.

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 65,000 65,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 65,000 65,000 [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 2000 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R611]

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 650
WPE 2 1997 650
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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R1572 - Zwarts, L., Felemban, H., & Price, A. R. G. (1991). Wader counts along the Saudi Arabian coast suggests the Gulf harbours millions of waders. Wader Study Group Bull, 63, 25-32.
  • 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
  • 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.

Notes

  • S8931 - Zwarts et al. (1991) estimated 9,000 for the Saudi Arabian Gulf coast, Fouw et. al (2017) c. 15,000 at Barr al Hikman, up to 8,000 in IR in 2009 and up to a few thousands in other Gulf countries. Only a few hundred reported from the Red Sea, but the area is very incompletely surveyed (Wetlands International 2017). Based on surveyoing 7% of the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia (Nagy et al. 2014), the wintering numbers can be estimated to be around 5,000 individuals there. Assuming similar numbers for the African coast of the Red Sea and deducting the estimates for the columbinus subspecies results in a lower estimate of 35,000 and a provisional upper estimate of 50,000 is proposed to make allowances for Yemen and Somaliland.



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