Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Leucogeranus leucogeranus Common name Siberian Crane
Population name Eastern
Breeding range NE Siberia Kolyma - Yana River Non-breeding range Poyang, China
Red List Category Critically Endangered
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes In previous WPE editions, placed in the genus Grus.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1990 1990 2,600 2,600 [R328]
WPE 3 2001 2002 3,000 3,000 [R413]
WPE 4 2006 2006 3,200 3,200 [S34] [R668]
WPE 2 1996 1996 2,900 3,000 [R535]
WPE 5 2006 2012 3,500 3,800 Census based [S5903]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1988 1990 DEC [R328]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R68]
WPE 4 1995 2005 DEC [R64]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2000 2011 STA/INC Good [R64]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 26
WPE 3 2002 30
WPE 4 2006 30
WPE 2 1997 35
WPE 5 2012 35

References

  • R328 - ICF. 1991. Winter counts of endangered Cranes. The ICF Bugle 17 (4): 8.
  • R413 - Liu Binsheng, Ji Weitao, Ding Xiansheng and Wu Jiandong, 2002. Report of the monitoring of Wintering Waterfowl at Poyang Lake N.R. in 2001/2002. China Crane News. Vol.6 No.1 June 2002.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R64 - BirdLife International. 2005. Threatened birds of the world 2005. Species factsheets available at?www.birdlife.org
  • R535 - Qishan, Wang. (pers. comm.). 1996. Unpublished data concerning Chinese waterbirds.

Notes

  • S34 - 676: 3,200 counted at Poyang Lake, 2 March 2005.
  • S5903 - 3,500 counted at Poyang Lake in February 2012 (Burnham, J. In litt .2012), and 3,500 counted once at Momoge in April 2012 (Jiang Hongxing in litt .2012).



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Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on