Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Rynchops flavirostris Common name African Skimmer
Population name Coastal West Africa & Central Africa
Breeding range Senegal E to Chad, S to DR Congo Non-breeding range West & W Central Africa
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2001 2001 7,000 13,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 7,000 13,000 [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2001 2001 7,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 7,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 7,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 2001 2001 7,000 13,000 Expert opinion [R190]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 DEC [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2001 DEC Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 DEC Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 DEC Poor [R190]
CSR 6 2003 2014 UNC Poor [T6716] [R1381] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 100
WPE 4 2006 100
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 95
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1359 - van Roomen, M., van Winden, E. & Langendoen, T. 2014. The assessment of trends and population sizes of a selection of waterbird species and populations from the coastal East Atlantic Flyway for Conservation Status Report 6 of The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International & Birdlife International.

Notes

  • T6716 - Due to small sample size (only 7 sites), the trend based on mid-winter counts is uncertain (Nagy et al., 2014, van Roomen et al., 2014).



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