Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Family: Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+3b+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to have undergone a population reduction over the past three generations that approaches the threshold for listing as Threatened. The recent decline may be part of a longer-term fluctuation and the population should be monitored carefully to ascertain whether it shows signs of stabilising.

Population size: 500000-999999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 36,600,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Haematopus ostralegus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/eurasian-oystercatcher-haematopus-ostralegus 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.