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Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

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) 2,810,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 2,870,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.4 - - -
Population justification: The global population is estimated to number > c.300,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while the population in Russia has been estimated at < c.100,000 breeding pairs and < c.1,000 individuals on migration (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats (del Hoyo et al. 1996).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Antarctica Vagrant Extant        
Antigua and Barbuda Unknown Extant        
Argentina Native Extant        
Aruba (to Netherlands) Vagrant Extant        
Australia Vagrant Extant        
Austria Vagrant Extant        
Barbados Vagrant Extant        
Belize Native Extant        
Bermuda (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
Bolivia Native Extant        
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant        
Brazil Native Extant        
Canada Native Extant     Yes  
Cayman Islands (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
Chile Native Extant        
Colombia Native Extant        
Costa Rica Native Extant   Yes    
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant        
Czech Republic Vagrant Extant        
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Dominica Vagrant Extant        
Ecuador Native Extant        
El Salvador Native Extant        
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Native Extant        
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Vagrant Extant        
French Guiana Native Extant        
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Greece Vagrant Extant        
Greenland (to Denmark) Native Extant Yes      
Guadeloupe (to France) Unknown Extant        
Guatemala Native Extant        
Honduras Native Extant        
Iceland Vagrant Extant        
Indonesia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Vagrant Extant        
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Japan Vagrant Extant        
Martinique (to France) Unknown Extant        
Mexico Native Extant        
Montserrat (to UK) Unknown Extant        
Namibia Vagrant Extant        
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
New Zealand Vagrant Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Panama Native Extant        
Paraguay Native Extant        
Peru Native Extant        
Poland Vagrant Extant        
Portugal Vagrant Extant        
Puerto Rico (to USA) Unknown Extant        
Russia (Asian) Native Extant        
Senegal Vagrant Extant        
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant        
South Africa Vagrant Extant        
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Vagrant Extant        
Spain Vagrant Extant        
St Kitts and Nevis Unknown Extant        
St Lucia Vagrant Extant        
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Native Extant   Yes Yes  
St Vincent and the Grenadines Vagrant Extant        
Suriname Native Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Trinidad and Tobago Vagrant Extant        
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uruguay Native Extant   Yes    
USA Native Extant Yes      
Venezuela Native Extant        
Virgin Islands (to UK) Native Extant     Yes  
Virgin Islands (to USA) Vagrant Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Canada Chaplin Lake site factsheet
Canada Chappice Lake site factsheet
Canada Metiskow and Sunken Lakes site factsheet
Canada Quill Lakes site factsheet
Canada Sounding Lake site factsheet
Canada Sullivan Lake site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels) suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Grassland Tundra suitable breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes suitable non-breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Freshwater Lakes suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Mud Flats and Salt Flats suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable non-breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes suitable non-breeding
Altitude 2500 - 4700 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: Calidris bairdii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014.

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, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Species name author (Coues, 1861)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,810,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species