Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus marinus Common name Great Black-backed Gull
Population name NW Atlantic
Breeding range Great Lakes, E Canada & USA N Carolina - S Greenland Non-breeding range W Atlantic coast S to West Indies
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions 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 1 0 0 97,000 97,000 [R414]
WPE 2 0 0 97,000 97,000 [R414]
WPE 3 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R387]
WPE 4 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R387]
WPE 5 0 0 330,000 540,000 Expert opinion [R387]
CSR 5 0 0 330,000 540,000 Expert opinion
CSR 4 2000 2000 330,000 540,000 Expert opinion

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 INC [R414]
WPE 2 0 0 INC [R414]
WPE 3 0 0 INC [R414]
WPE 4 0 0 INC [R414]
WPE 5 1988 2007 INC Reasonable [R414]
CSR 5 1988 2007 INC Reasonable
CSR 4 1988 2007 STA Reasonable

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 970
WPE 2 1997 970
WPE 3 2002 1800
WPE 4 2006 1800
WPE 5 2012 4200
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 0 -1

References

  • R414 - Lloyd, C., Tasker, M.L. and Partridge, K. 1991. The status of seabirds in Britain and Ireland. T. and A.D. Poyser, London, U.K. 355 pp.
  • R387 - Kushlan, James, A., Melanie J. Steinkamp, Katharine Parsons, Jack Capp, Martin Acosta Cruz, Malcolm Coulter, Ian Davidson, Loney Dickson, Naomi Edelson, Richard Elliot, R. Michael Erwin, Scott Hatch, Stephen Kress, Robert Milko, Steve Miller, Kyra Mills, Richard Paul, Roberto Phillips, Jorge E. Saliva, Bill Sydeman, John Trapp, Jennifer Wheeler, and Kent Wohl. 2002. North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, Version 1. Waterbird Conservation for the Americas, Washington, DC, USA.

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