Common passage migrant, winter and summer visitor. In non-breeding plumage it may be difficult to distinguish from Greater Sand Plover.
Where in Kuwait
A small wading shorebird and primarily coastal species that winters on tidal flats, sandy beaches, estuaries, mud-flats. Up to 3000 were recorded at Doha, Kuwait Bay in mid January 2008.
In the world
This species has a large range and a population trend that is difficult to determine. This species is fully migratory, with four definable groups migrating on a broad front to different wintering grounds. In central Siberia, flocks form in early July and depart for their winter quarters in early-August to early-September (adults leaving first), to arrive in India, south Arabia and East Africa.
Habitat degradation and loss.