Shorebirds of the Yellow Sea

Importance, threats and conservation status
Mark Barter
Wetlands International, 2002
ISBN 90 5882 009 2

4. Shorebirds occuring in internationally important numbers at Yellow Sea sites (continued)

4.4 Species accounts (continued)

4.4.35 Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus

Subspecies None; entire global population confined to the EAAF.

Distribution

Breeding: s. Siberia, Mongolia and ne. China.

Non-breeding: Mostly n. Australia.

Usage and importance of Yellow Sea

Occurrence: No information on habitat preferences. NM and SM Concentrated along se. China coast of Yellow Sea. Vagrant in South Korea. Numbers are probably underestimated, as this species occurs in non-tidal habitats which were generally less surveyed than intertidal areas.

Movements: No information for Yellow Sea. Probably migrates mainly through inland China, using its preferred open grassland habitat.

Significance of Yellow Sea: There is insufficient information to allow the importance of the Yellow

Sea for this species to be determined or numbers to be estimated.

Key sites: 1 site of international importance has been identified, in China during NM (see site location map below).

Status of key sites: The site is in a Protected Area.

Major gaps in knowledge: Incomplete geographical and temporal coverage in China, especially in near-coastal areas.

EAAF POPULATION ESTIMATE: 70 000
YELLOW SEA
Status: Passage migrant
Estimated minimum numbers:
No estimates; vagrant in South Korea
INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT SITES (and Protected Area status)
China: 1 (1)

Site count reference

  1. Wang 1997
Site of international importance for Oriental Plover (used during northward migration)
Site of international importance for Oriental Plover (used during northward migration)
  Site Country Count Ref
1 Yancheng NNR China 1 717 1