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COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Unlisted/Green
Biodiversity Steering Group: Unlisted

UK: Shallow decline
 
Status Summary
The WBS is ideal for monitoring the breeding Common Sandpiper population, and it shows a decline from 1985 onwards (after a more gradual increase) that has yet to be explained. No BTO Alert is triggered by this decline because no year used in an inter-annual comparisons falls near the population peak.
 
 
Table of population changes for Common Sandpiper
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
WBS waterways 23 1975-1998 27 -16 -34 -2    
  10 1988-1998 31 -23 -31 -16    
  5 1993-1998 30 -7 -15 2    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 63 -29 -46 -7 (>25)  
BBS Scotland 5 1994-1999 38 -30 -51 1   Small sample
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
Table of productivity information for Common Sandpiper
Variable Period
(yrs)
Years Mean
annual
sample
Trend Predicted
in first year
Predicted
in last year
Change Comment
Clutch size 30 1968-1998 13 Linear decline 3.96 eggs 3.75 eggs -0.21 eggs Small sample
Daily failure rate (eggs) 30 1968-1998 15 None       Small sample
 
Insufficient data on brood size
available for this species
Insufficient data on nestling failure available for this species

 

Insufficient data on laying date
available for this species

 

 

Insufficient data on CES
available for this species

 

 

   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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