Pacific Golden Plover

Pluvialis fulva (JF Gmelin, 1789) IF PAGPL 4842
Family: Charadriiformes > Charadriidae

Pacific Golden Plover, Brendan Doe

Smaller than the closely related European Golden Plover it breeds either side of the Bering Strait on dry tundra and is a rare autumn visitor to Britain & Ireland (much rarer than its American counterpart).

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
1.4k records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
1.4k records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Pacific Golden Plover breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
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Occupied 10-km squares in UK


Pacific Golden Plover is a rare vagrant, typically recorded in late summer and early autumn.

Weekly occurence of Pacific Golden Plover from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Pacific Golden Plover, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Corgwtiad y Môr Tawel
Catalan: daurada del Pacífic
Czech: kulík pacifický
Danish: Sibirisk Hjejle
Dutch: Aziatische Goudplevier
Estonian: tundrarüüt
Finnish: siperiankurmitsa
French: Pluvier fauve
German: Tundra-Goldregenpfeifer
Hungarian: ázsiai pettyeslile
Icelandic: Glitlóa
Irish: Feadóg Bhuí Áiseach
Italian: Piviere orientale
Latvian: tundras tartinš
Lithuanian: tundrinis sejikas
Norwegian: Sibirlo
Polish: siewka zlotawa
Portuguese: tarambola-dourada-siberiana
Slovak: kulík krátkochvostý
Slovenian: sibirska prosenka
Spanish: Chorlito dorado siberiano
Swedish: sibirisk tundrapipare

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