Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

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Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Near Threatened because it is estimated to have undergone a moderately rapid decline over the past three generations (22 years). Over-exploitation in the non-breeding range (in particular in Suriname) may be the principal driver of declines, with eastern-breeding populations also potentially declining due to reduced food supply at key staging sites, but further information on the rate and drivers of declines is needed.

Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,220,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Nearctic - realm
Realm - Neotropical - realm
Realm - Palearctic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Calidris pusilla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.