Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Pelecanidae
Scientific name Pelecanus occidentalis Common name Brown Pelican
Population name californicus
Breeding range Pacific Coast California-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 1 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R9]
WPE 2 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R9]
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2006 2006 195,000 196,000 [S7209] [R1006]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 2 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 3 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 4 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 5 0 0 INC [R1006]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1500
WPE 2 1997 1500
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 2000

References

  • R9 - Anderson, D. (pers. comm.). 1993. Summarised census data of New World Pelicans for Wetlands International.
  • R1006 - Anderson, D.W., Henny, C.J., Godinez-Reyes, C., Gress, F., Palacios, E.L., Santos del Prado, K. and Bredy, J., 2007. Size of the California brown pelican metapopulation during a non-El Ni?o year: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2007-1299, p. 35.

Notes

  • S7209 - Anderson et al.2007. Overall metapopulation estimate for P. o. californicus in 2006 was 195,900 ? 7,225 individuals



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