Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: Townsend, 1837

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened due to an ongoing continuous decline resulting from habitat loss and degradation, a consequence of cultivation, urbanisation, over-grazing, and changes in native herbivore populations. Although it has experienced significant past population declines, the rate is currently close to, but does not meet the threshold required to list this species as Vulnerable. Such rates of decline are projected to continue into the future and as such, this species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 20000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,580,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Charadrius montanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2022.