Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: (Cassin, 1858)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+3bc+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
This plover seems to have declined rapidly in parts of its range, although the population may have remained stable in others. Overall a moderately rapid population decline is suspected, owing to the effects of habitat loss and degradation, and disturbance to nesting sites. The species is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 24000-31000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 40,300,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Charadrius nivosus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/snowy-plover-charadrius-nivosus on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.