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Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)

Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)

Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Class: Aves
Family: Charadriidae
Common Name: Snowy Plover
Genus: Charadrius
Species Name: nivosus

About The Snowy Plover

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).

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).

Rights Holder: NatureServe

Trips Where Observed

San Francisco 2007

Member Lifelists

North America
San Francisco
South America
United States

Sites Where Observed


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