10,000 - 100,000 individuals
Comments: During 2007 and 2008, 557 discrete wetlands were surveyed and nine additional large wetland complexes sampled in México and the USA. From these surveys, a population of 23,555 (95% CI = 17,299 - 29,859) breeding snowy plovers was estimated. Combining the estimate with information from areas not surveyed, the total North American population was assessed at 25,869 (95% CI = 18,917 - 32,173) (Thomas et al. 2012).Rights Holder
Breeding population size in the Caribbean-Bahamas region is unknown but likely small. Breeding population size in coastal South America is unknown, but the species is at least locally common (e.g., see Küpper et al. 2011).