Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus canus Common name Mew Gull
Population name heinei, NE Europe & Western Siberia/Black Sea & Caspian
Breeding range NW Russia, W & C Siberia E to R Lena Non-breeding range SE Europe, Black & Caspian Seas
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1987 1991 25,000 100,000 [R519]
WPE 3 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R579]
WPE 4 1990 2000 1,000,000 1,000,001 [S2132] [R63]
WPE 1 1987 1991 25,000 100,000 [R519]
WPE 5 1990 2000 1,000,000 1,000,001 Best guess [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 1,000,000 1,000,001 Best guess [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 1,000,000 1,000,001 Best guess [R63]
CSR 6 2002 2008 1,000,000 1,000,001 Best guess [S8406] [R1416]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1965 1980 INC [R165]
WPE 3 1990 2000 INC? [R579]
WPE 4 1990 2000 INC? [R579]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 INC? No idea [R579]
CSR 4 1990 2000 INC? No idea [R579]
CSR 5 1990 2000 INC? No idea [R579]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 10000
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 20000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R165 - Croxall, J.P., Evans, P.G.H. and Schreiber, R.W. (eds.). 1984. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication No. 2. Cambridge, UK.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1416 - Mischenko, (2004)
  • R1579 - Mischenko A.L. (ed.) 2004. Estimation of numbers and trends for birds of the European part of Russia («Birds in Europe-II»). Moscow, RBCU (in Russian).
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S2132 - 75% of Larus canus breeding in Russia (64) estimated to be heinei: 562,500 - 2,250,000. West Siberian population unknown but likely to be at least as large as that in European Russia.
  • S8406 - New estimates for European RU (75%) is 187,500-450,000 pairs, i.e. 562,000-1,350,000 individuals (Mischenko, 2004). Size of the Asian part of the population is unknown.
  • S8958 - New estimates for European RU (75%) is 187,500-450,000 pairs, i.e. 562,000-1,350,000 individuals (Mischenko, 2004). Size of the Asian part of the population is unknown.
  • T7031 - Stable trend is assumed for the breeding population in European RU (BirdLife International 2015). The IWC trend analysis indicate an increase (Wetlands International 2017).



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