LC
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,690,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 31,500,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown not applicable -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated to number > c.400,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: < c.50 individuals on migration and < c.50 wintering individuals in Taiwan; < c.50 individuals on migration and < c.50 wintering individuals in Japan and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).

Trend justification: The overall population trend is uncertain (Wetlands International 2006). This species has undergone a small or statistically insignificant increase over the last 40 years in North America (data from Breeding Bird Survey and/or Christmas Bird Count: Butcher and Niven 2007) Note, however, that these surveys cover less than 50% of the species's range in North America.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Anguilla (to UK) V Extant Yes
Antigua and Barbuda N Extant
Argentina N Extant
Aruba (to Netherlands) N Extant
Barbados N Extant
Belize N Extant
Bermuda (to UK) N Extant
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) N Extant
Brunei V Extant
Canada N Extant Yes
Cayman Islands (to UK) N Extant
Colombia N Extant
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
Cuba N Extant
Curaçao (to Netherlands) N Extant
Czechia V Extant
Denmark V Extant
Dominican Republic V Extant Yes
Ecuador V Extant
El Salvador N Extant
Finland V Extant
France V Extant
Germany V Extant
Greece V Extant
Guadeloupe (to France) V Extant Yes
Guam (to USA) N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant
Haiti N Extant
Honduras N Extant
Hong Kong (China) V Extant
Hungary V Extant
Iceland V Extant
India V Extant
Indonesia V Extant
Ireland V Extant
Israel V Extant
Italy V Extant
Jamaica V Extant
Japan N Extant
Malaysia V Extant
Martinique (to France) N Extant
Mexico N Extant
Morocco V Extant
Netherlands V Extant
Nicaragua N Extant
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) N Extant Yes
Norway V Extant
Oman V Extant Yes
Panama N Extant
Papua New Guinea V Extant
Peru V Extant
Poland V Extant
Portugal V Extant
Puerto Rico (to USA) N Extant
Russia N Extant
Russia (Asian) N Extant
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) N Extant
Spain V Extant
St Kitts and Nevis V Extant
Sweden V Extant
Taiwan, China U Extant Yes
Thailand V Extant
United Kingdom V Extant
USA N Extant Yes
Vietnam V Extant
Virgin Islands (to UK) V Extant
Virgin Islands (to USA) V Extant
Western Sahara V Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Honduras El Jicarito
Mexico Bahía Santa María
Mexico Ciénega de Tláhuac
Mexico Ciénegas del Lerma
Mexico Ensenada de Pabellones
Mexico Estero Cardonal
USA Bear River Bay UT02
USA Chenier Plain
USA Coastal Prairie
USA Salton Sea
USA Teshekpuk Lake-E. Dease Inlet

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Marine Intertidal Mud Flats and Salt Flats suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) major breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Limnodromus scolopaceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.