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American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica

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) 1,440,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,440,000 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) 5.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population is estimated to number > c.200,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while the population in Russia has been estimated at < c.100 breeding pairs and < c.50 individuals on migration (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The population trend is decreasing in North America (based on BBS/CBC data: Butcher and Niven 2007).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Anguilla (to UK) Native Extant      
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant      
Argentina Native Extant      
Aruba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Bahamas Native Extant      
Barbados Native Extant      
Belize Native Extant   Yes  
Bermuda (to UK) Native Extant      
Bolivia Native Extant      
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Brazil Native Extant      
Canada Native Extant Yes   Yes
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant      
Cayman Islands (to UK) Native Extant      
Chile Native Extant      
Colombia Native Extant      
Costa Rica Native Extant   Yes  
Côte d'Ivoire Vagrant Extant      
Cuba Native Extant      
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Denmark Vagrant Extant      
Dominica Native Extant      
Dominican Republic Native Extant      
Ecuador Native Extant      
El Salvador Native Extant      
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Vagrant Extant      
Finland Vagrant Extant      
France Vagrant Extant      
French Guiana Native Extant      
Gambia Vagrant Extant      
Germany Vagrant Extant      
Greenland (to Denmark) Vagrant Extant      
Grenada Native Extant      
Guadeloupe (to France) Native Extant     Yes
Guatemala Native Extant      
Guyana Native Extant      
Haiti Native Extant      
Honduras Unknown Extant      
Iceland Vagrant Extant      
Ireland Vagrant Extant      
Jamaica Native Extant      
Japan Vagrant Extant      
Martinique (to France) Native Extant      
Mexico Native Extant      
Morocco Vagrant Extant      
Netherlands Vagrant Extant      
Nicaragua Native Extant      
Nigeria Vagrant Extant      
Norway Vagrant Extant      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Panama Native Extant      
Paraguay Native Extant      
Peru Native Extant      
Portugal Vagrant Extant      
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant      
Russia (Asian) Vagrant Extant      
Senegal Vagrant Extant      
Sierra Leone Vagrant Extant      
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
South Africa Vagrant Extant      
Spain Vagrant Extant      
St Kitts and Nevis Vagrant Extant     Yes
St Lucia Native Extant      
St Martin (to France) Vagrant Extant     Yes
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Native Extant     Yes
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant      
Suriname Native Extant      
Sweden Vagrant Extant      
Togo Vagrant Extant      
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant      
Turkey Vagrant Extant      
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Native 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) Native Extant   Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Bahía de Samborombón y Punta Rasa site factsheet
Argentina Reserva de Uso Múltiple Bañados del Río Dulce y Laguna Mar Chiquita site factsheet
Barbados St Lucy Shooting Swamps site factsheet
Barbados St Philip Shooting Swamps site factsheet
Canada Blow River Delta (Shingle Point to Tent Island) site factsheet
Canada Foxe Basin Islands site factsheet
Canada The Cape Pine and St. Shotts Barren site factsheet
French Guiana Ile de Cayenne site factsheet
French Guiana Littoral site factsheet
French Guiana Littoral Kourou site factsheet
French Guiana Littoral Macouria site factsheet
French Guiana Littoral Sinnamary site factsheet
French Guiana Plaine Kaw et Pointe Béhague site factsheet
USA Teshekpuk Lake and East Dease Inlet site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Tundra major breeding
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
Altitude 0 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 3600 m

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
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 dominica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014.

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 (M
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,440,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species