Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus ridibundus Common name Black-headed Gull
Population name East Europe/Black Sea & East Mediterranean
Breeding range Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Riussia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine Non-breeding range Mediterranean, N Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 1,300,000 1,700,000 [R69]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 1990 2000 770,000 1,800,000 [S2296] [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 770,000 1,800,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 770,000 1,800,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 770,000 1,800,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2012 1,250,000 2,400,000 Expert opinion [S8420] [R1361] [R1362] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 INC [R69]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1996 2006 STA Poor [T5114] [R888]
CSR 4 1996 2005 STA No idea
CSR 5 1996 2006 STA Poor [T1503] [R888]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA/FLU Poor [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 15000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 13000
WPE 5 2012 11800
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R69 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council. 2000. European bird populations: estimates and trends. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International Conservation Series No. 10.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • S2296 - 64: Breeding population in relevant countries 256,105-600,080 pairs (768,315-1,800,240 individuals).
  • T5114 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1989-2006: +1.2% p.a. ? Uncertain.
  • T1503 - 898. Trend 1989-2006: +1.2% p.a. – Uncertain.
  • S8420 - 383,680-728,305 breeding pairs in BG, BY, GR, RO, RU and TR (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 35,065-70,280 pairs in MK, MD and UA (BirdLife International, 2004). This yields a total estimate of 1,2500,000-2,400,000 individuals estimate for the population.
  • S8973 - 420,710-801,605 breeding pairs in BG, BY, GR, RO, RU and TR.
  • T7049 - Also stable in the long-term



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