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Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,050,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,000,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
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 Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Anguilla (to UK) Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant      
Argentina Native Extant      
Aruba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Barbados Native Extant      
Belize Native Extant      
Bermuda (to UK) Native Extant      
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Brunei Vagrant Extant      
Canada Native Extant     Yes
Cayman Islands (to UK) Native Extant      
Colombia Native Extant      
Costa Rica Native Extant   Yes  
Cuba Native Extant      
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Czech Republic Vagrant Extant      
Denmark Vagrant Extant      
Dominican Republic Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Ecuador Vagrant Extant      
El Salvador Native Extant      
Finland Vagrant Extant      
France Vagrant Extant      
Germany Vagrant Extant      
Greece Vagrant Extant      
Guadeloupe (to France) Vagrant Extant     Yes
Guam (to USA) Native Extant   Yes  
Guatemala Native Extant      
Haiti Native Extant      
Honduras Native Extant      
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant      
Hungary Vagrant Extant      
Iceland Vagrant Extant      
India Vagrant Extant      
Indonesia Vagrant Extant      
Ireland Vagrant Extant      
Israel Vagrant Extant      
Italy Vagrant Extant      
Jamaica Vagrant Extant      
Japan Native Extant      
Malaysia Vagrant Extant      
Martinique (to France) Native Extant      
Mexico Native Extant      
Morocco Vagrant Extant      
Netherlands Vagrant Extant      
Nicaragua Native Extant      
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant   Yes  
Norway Vagrant Extant      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Panama Native Extant      
Papua New Guinea Vagrant Extant      
Peru Vagrant Extant      
Poland Vagrant Extant      
Portugal Vagrant Extant      
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant      
Russia (Asian) Native Extant      
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Spain Vagrant Extant      
St Kitts and Nevis Vagrant Extant      
Sweden Vagrant Extant      
Taiwan (China) Unknown Extant   Yes  
Thailand Vagrant Extant      
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant      
USA Native Extant Yes    
Vietnam Vagrant Extant      
Virgin Islands (to UK) Vagrant Extant      
Virgin Islands (to USA) Vagrant Extant      
Western Sahara Vagrant Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Honduras El Jicarito site factsheet
USA Bear River Bay UT02 site factsheet
USA Salton Sea site factsheet
USA Teshekpuk Lake-E. Dease Inlet site factsheet

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 0 - 0 m 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 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 (2014) Species factsheet: Limnodromus scolopaceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and allies)
Species name author (Say, 1823)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,050,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species