Limnodromus scolopaceus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Limnodromus scolopaceus
Species Authority: (Say, 1823)
Common Name(s):
English Long-billed Dowitcher

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Canada; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; El Salvador; Guam; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Japan; Martinique; Mexico; Nicaragua; Northern Mariana Islands; Panama; Puerto Rico; Russian Federation; United States
Anguilla; Brunei Darussalam; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Guadeloupe; Hong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Malaysia; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Spain; Sweden; Thailand; United Kingdom; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.; Western Sahara
Present - origin uncertain:
Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population: The global population is estimated to number > c.400,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: < c.50 individuals on migration and < c.50 wintering individuals in Taiwan; < c.50 individuals on migration and < c.50 wintering individuals in Japan and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater; Marine

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Limnodromus scolopaceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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