Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor



Conservation Status

It is considered a Least Concern species worldwide, but their population trends are unknown. These birds may be declining in some areas due to the destruction of wet meadows, key habitat during migration. It is reported the loss of nests by human disturbance and goats. In recent decades, breeding populations are moving to the east as a result of the drying up of breeding sites. Tourism projects in the west of North America are emerging as threats to this species. Studies are needed about its ecology, food and reproductive biology, in addition to permanent monitoring of the species, that allow the development of proper conservation strategies.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wilpha