The Common Ringed Plover, also called simply Ringed Plover, is a small species of shorebird found across large parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. These little birds are migratory, with some birds spending the winter in far southern parts of Africa and breeding occurring as far north as Greenland and parts of Siberia. Some birds are also year round residents (in parts of Europe, for example).
The global population trend for the Common Ringed Plover is decreasing, due to threats including habitat degradation and pollution. Despite this, the conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of July 2014, mainly due to the relatively large and widespread population.