The following species of wader (Charadrii) are listed as threatened by the IUCN


Canary Island Black Oystercatcher Haematopus meadewoldoi (First collected 1852 and last confirmed 1913; probably extinct by 1940)

Kiritimati Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellatus (Probably extinct by early 19th Century)

Moorea Sandpiper Prosobonia ellisi (First collected and last confirmed 1777; probably extinct early 19th Century)

Tahiti Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera (First collected and last confirmed 1773; probably extinct early 19th Century)

Henderson Sandpiper Prosobinia sauli (Described from fossil remains from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands 2021)

North Island Snipe Coenocorypha barrierensis (First collected and last confirmed 1870)

South Island Snipe Coenocorypha iredalei (Last confirmed 1964 – died in captivity)

Critically Endangered

Black Stilt Himantopus novaezelandiae

Jerdon’s Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (Last confirmed 1986; possibly extinct?)

Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius

Javan Lapwing Vanellus macropterus (Last confirmed 1939; probably extinct?)

Southern Red-breasted Plover Charadrius obscurus

Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis (Last confirmed 1963; probably extinct?)

Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris (Last record accepted by a national committee 2001; possibly extinct?)

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea

Plains Wanderer Pedionomus torquatus

New Caledonian Buttonquail Turnix novaecaledoniae (Last confirmed 1911; probably extinct?)


Australian Painted-Snipe Rostratula australis

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis

Shore Plover Thinornis novaeseelandiae

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

Nordmann’s Greenshank Tringa guttifer

Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris

Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Buff-breasted Buttonquail Turnix olivii

Fynbos Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus


Madagascan Pratincole Glaeola ocularis

Madagascan Plover Chardrius thoracicus

St Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae

Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis

Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis

Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis

Amami Woodcock Scolopax mira

Chatham Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla

Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola

Madagascan Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla

Sumba Buttonquail Turnix everetti

The following species of wader (Charadrii) are listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN

Madagascan Jacana Actophilornis albinucha

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Great Stone-Curlew Esacus recurvirostris

Beach Stone-Curlew Esacus giganteus

Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii

Northern Red-breasted Plover Charadrius aquilornis

Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Javan Plover Charadrius javanicus

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Malaysian plover Charadrius peroni

Chestnut-banded Plover Charadrius pallidus

Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover Phegornis mitchellii

Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes

Javan Woodcock Scolopax saturata

Sulawesi Woodcock Scolopax celebensis

Subantarctic Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica

Snares Snipe Coenocorypha heugeli

Great Snipe Gallinago media

Noble Snipe Gallinago nobilis

Fuegian Snipe Gallinago stricklandii

Imperial Snipe Gallinago imperialis

Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

Red Knot Calidris canutus

Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis

Curlew Sandpiper Calidirs ferruginea

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis

Black-breasted Buttonquail Turnix melanogaster

Data Deficient

White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus

Luzon Buttonquail Turnix worcesteri