Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Horsfield, 1821)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
Based on data from Australia, this species is estimated to be undergoing a rapid population decline (of c.45% over three generations) because of habitat degradation, pollution and climate change. As such it is assessed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 60000-120000, 73000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 820,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Calidris acuminata. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.