Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Rynchops niger Common name Black Skimmer
Population name niger, Pacific North America
Breeding range S California and Pacific coast of Mexico Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 4,200 4,200 [R140]
WPE 4 0 0 4,200 4,200 [R140]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2001 2006 6,600 6,900 [S7173] [R1122] [R1162]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1968 1995 INC [R140]
WPE 4 1968 1995 INC [R140]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2001 2006 STA? No idea [R1122]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 40
WPE 4 2006 40
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 65

References

  • R140 - Collins, C.T. and Garrett K.L. 1996. The Black Skimmer in California: an overview. Western Birds 27: 127-135.
  • R1122 - Mellink, E., Palacios, E. and Amador, E. 2007. Colonies of Four Species of Terns and the Black Skimmer in Western Mexico. Waterbirds 30(3): 358-366.
  • R1162 - Shuford, W. D., and Gardali, T., (eds). 2008. California Bird Species of Special Concern: A ranked assessment of species, subspecies, and distinct populations of birds of immediate conservation concern in California. Studies of Western Birds 1. Western Field Ornithologists, Camarillo, California, and California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento.

Notes

  • S7173 - 1,000 breeding pairs in Mexico, inc. Baja California . 1,200-1,300 pairs inCalifornia between 2001-2005 .



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