Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus smithsonianus Common name Arctic Herring Gull
Population name vegae
Breeding range Taymyr to Chukotka & Anadyr, NE China Non-breeding range W Pacific S to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and S China
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Possibly merits full specific status. Includes weakly defined birulai from W Taymyr to New Siberian Islands. Larus argentatus and L. smithsonianus (the latter including vegae and mongolicus) (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as L. argentatus (see BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Larus smithsonianus.)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 5 0 0 -1 -1 No quality assessment

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 2 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 3 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 4 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 5 -1 -1 Not Set

References

  • R555 - Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1994. Waterfowl Population Estimates. IWRB Publication 29. Slimbridge, UK.

Notes

  • S9736 - No population size assessment (Rose and Scott, 1994). KR mean of 46,661 (40,144 to 55,177 in 2016-2020) based on Winter Waterbird Census of Korea by NIBR.
  • T7900 - No information available for a new assessment; previous estimate from 1994 (Rose and Scott, 1994). Trend in KR for 2011-2020 is STA, based on Winter Waterbird Census of Korea by NIBR.



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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