Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Blyth, 1848)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde;C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because, although it is quite widespread, it has a moderately small population overall and this is thought to be in decline, owing primarily to destruction of its wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2001). An even more rapid population decline may take place in the future owing to climate change.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,770,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Limnodromus semipalmatus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/asian-dowitcher-limnodromus-semipalmatus on 08/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/06/2023.