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Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria

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) 1,170,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,170,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.2 - - -
Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Albania Native Extant   Yes  
Algeria Native Extant      
Armenia Native Extant      
Austria Native Extant      
Azerbaijan Native Extant   Yes  
Bahrain Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Belarus Native Extant Yes    
Belgium Native Extant   Yes Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant      
Bulgaria Native Extant   Yes  
Canada Vagrant Extant      
Croatia Native Extant      
Cyprus Native Extant   Yes  
Czech Republic Native Extant   Yes  
Denmark Native Extant     Yes
Egypt Native Extant      
Estonia Native Extant Yes    
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) Native Extant      
Finland Native Extant Yes   Yes
France Native Extant   Yes Yes
Gambia Vagrant Extant      
Germany Native Extant     Yes
Ghana Vagrant Extant      
Greece Native Extant   Yes Yes
Greenland (to Denmark) Native Extant Yes    
Hungary Native Extant   Yes  
Iceland Native Extant Yes    
India Vagrant Extant      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes  
Iraq Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Ireland Native Extant     Yes
Israel Native Extant      
Italy Native Extant   Yes Yes
Jordan Vagrant Extant      
Kazakhstan Native Extant      
Latvia Native Extant Yes   Yes
Lebanon Native Extant   Yes Yes
Libya Native Extant      
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant      
Lithuania Native Extant Yes   Yes
Luxembourg Native Extant      
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant   Yes  
Malta Native Extant   Yes  
Mauritania Vagrant Extant      
Montenegro Native Extant   Yes  
Morocco Native Extant      
Netherlands Native Extant   Yes  
Norway Native Extant Yes   Yes
Oman Native Extant   Yes  
Pakistan Vagrant Extant      
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes Yes
Poland Native Extant Yes   Yes
Portugal Native Extant   Yes  
Romania Native Extant   Yes Yes
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes    
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes   Yes
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes   Yes
São Tomé e Príncipe Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Senegal Vagrant Extant      
Serbia Native Extant   Yes  
Sierra Leone Vagrant Extant      
Slovakia Native Extant   Yes  
Slovenia Native Extant   Yes  
Spain Native Extant   Yes  
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Vagrant Extant     Yes
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Native Extant Yes    
Sweden Native Extant Yes   Yes
Switzerland Native Extant      
Syria Native Extant   Yes Yes
Tunisia Native Extant      
Turkey Native Extant   Yes  
Turkmenistan Native Extant     Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes  
United Kingdom Native Extant     Yes
USA Vagrant Extant      
Western Sahara Vagrant Extant   Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Belarus Liasnaja river site factsheet
Belgium Polderkomplex site factsheet
Denmark Dråby Vig and Buksør Odde site factsheet
Denmark Eastern part of Vejlerne site factsheet
Denmark Glomstrup Vig, Agerø, Munkholm and Katholm Odde, Lindholm, and Rotholme site factsheet
Denmark Northwestern Kattegat site factsheet
Denmark Odense Fjord site factsheet
Denmark Råbjerg Mile and surrounding heathlands site factsheet
Denmark Ribe Holme and meadows at Kongeåen site factsheet
Denmark Sjørring Sø site factsheet
Denmark Tøndermarsken, Magisterkog and Rudbøl Sø site factsheet
Denmark Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning site factsheet
Denmark Vadehavet (Wadden Sea) site factsheet
Estonia Lavassaare site factsheet
Estonia Marimetsa-Õmma site factsheet
Estonia Muraka site factsheet
Estonia Nätsi-Võlla site factsheet
Estonia Soomaa site factsheet
Estonia Tuhu-Kesu site factsheet
Finland Käsivarsi fjelds site factsheet
Finland Kevo site factsheet
Finland Lemmenjoki-Hammastunturi-Pulju site factsheet
Finland Pallas and Ylläs fjelds site factsheet
Finland Saariselkä and Koilliskaira site factsheet
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais de la rive nord site factsheet
France Petite Beauce site factsheet
France Plateau de Bellefonds site factsheet
France Vallée de la Conie et Beauce centrale site factsheet
Latvia Berzpils bogs and flood-plains site factsheet
Latvia Kemeri national park site factsheet
Latvia Lielais and Pemmas bogs site factsheet
Latvia Orlovas bog site factsheet
Latvia Stikli site factsheet
Latvia Sturu and Zvardes bogs site factsheet
Latvia Teici and Pelecare bogs site factsheet
Latvia Ziemelu bogs site factsheet
Lithuania Aukstasis Tyras Telmological Reserve site factsheet
Lithuania Cepkeliai Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Lithuania Kamanos Strict NR site factsheet
Lithuania Musos tyrelis raised bog with surrounding forest site factsheet
Lithuania Reiskiai Telmological Reserve site factsheet
Lithuania Viesvile Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Poland Liwiec river valley site factsheet
Poland Lower Vistula River Valley site factsheet
Poland Obra river flood-plain site factsheet
Poland Przysowia and Sludwia River valley site factsheet
Portugal Vila Fernando site factsheet
Romania Balta Albă - Amara - Jirlău site factsheet
Romania Câmpia Crişurilor site factsheet
Romania Cefa fish-ponds and Radvani wood site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Dealurile Homoroadelor site factsheet
Romania Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds site factsheet
Romania Lacurile Fălticeni site factsheet
Romania Miheşu de Câmpie-Taureni fish-ponds site factsheet
Russia (European) Kvarkush and Zolotoy Kamen' ridges site factsheet
Russia (European) Lapland Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Russia (European) Polisto-Lovatskaya mire system site factsheet
Russia (European) Shilovo flood-plain of Oka river site factsheet
Russia (European) Verkhnevisherski mountain site factsheet
Sweden Bay of Lundåkrabukten site factsheet
Sweden Dumme mosse site factsheet
Sweden Komosse site factsheet
Sweden Middagsfjället - Dörrshöjden site factsheet
United Kingdom Airds Moss and Muirkirk Uplands site factsheet
United Kingdom Bae Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen Bay site factsheet
United Kingdom Bodmin Moor site factsheet
United Kingdom Breydon Water site factsheet
United Kingdom Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands site factsheet
United Kingdom Dungeness To Pett Levels site factsheet
United Kingdom Firth of Forth site factsheet
United Kingdom Hamford Water site factsheet
United Kingdom Humber Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Lewis Peatlands site factsheet
United Kingdom Lindisfarne site factsheet
United Kingdom Lough Foyle and River Foyle site factsheet
United Kingdom Lough Neagh and Lough Beg site factsheet
United Kingdom Lower Derwent Valley site factsheet
United Kingdom Mersey Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Mid-Essex Coast site factsheet
United Kingdom Morecambe Bay site factsheet
United Kingdom Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands site factsheet
United Kingdom North Norfolk Coast site factsheet
United Kingdom North Pennine Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom North Pennine Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom North Yorkshire Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom Outer Ards site factsheet
United Kingdom Peak District Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries site factsheet
United Kingdom Somerset Levels and Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom South Pennine and Peak District Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom South Pennine Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom Strangford Lough and islands site factsheet
United Kingdom The Swale site factsheet
United Kingdom The Wash site factsheet
United Kingdom The Wash site factsheet
United Kingdom Upper Solway Flats and Marshes site factsheet
United Kingdom Yorkshire Dale Moorlands site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Tundra major breeding
Marine Neritic Estuaries suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Boreal suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) suitable 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
Climate change & severe weather Other impacts Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pluvialis apricaria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014.

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 Charadriidae (Plovers)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,170,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species