Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Rissa tridactyla Common name Black-legged Kittiwake
Population name tridactyla, Arctic from NE Canada to Novaya Zemlya/N Atlantic
Breeding range Coastal N & W Europe E to Taymyr Peninsula Non-breeding range E North Atlantic & North Seas
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 8,400,000 8,400,000 [R414]
WPE 2 0 0 8,400,000 8,400,000 [R414]
WPE 3 0 0 8,400,000 8,400,000 [R414]
WPE 4 0 0 8,400,000 8,400,000 [R414]
WPE 5 1990 2000 6,600,000 6,600,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R748] [R751] [R760] [R774] [R775] [R778] [R781] [R783] [R784] [R790] [R792] [R803] [R809] [R810]
CSR 4 1991 1991 8,400,000 8,400,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 1990 2000 6,600,000 6,600,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R748] [R751] [R760] [R774] [R775] [R778] [R781] [R783] [R784] [R790] [R792] [R803] [R809] [R810]
CSR 6 1997 2013 6,400,000 7,600,000 Expert opinion [R1357]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2000 2010 DEC Reasonable [R745] [R748] [R751] [R760] [R763] [R774] [R775] [R778] [R781] [R783] [R784] [R791] [R792] [R803] [R809] [R810]
CSR 4 0 0 Unknown
CSR 5 2000 2010 DEC Reasonable [R745] [R748] [R751] [R760] [R763] [R774] [R775] [R778] [R781] [R783] [R784] [R791] [R792] [R803] [R809] [R810]
CSR 6 2003 2013 DEC Reasonable [T6272] [R1357]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 20000
WPE 2 1997 20000
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 5 2012 66000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R748 - de Seynes et les coordinateurs esp?ces 2010. Les oiseaux nicheurs rares et menac?s en France en 2009. Ornithos 17: 137-168.
  • R751 - Dierschke J., Dierschke V., Schmaljohann H. and St?hmer F. 2010. Ornithologischer Jahresbericht 2009 f?r Helgoland. Ornithol. Jber. Helgoland 20: 1-73
  • R760 - Anker-Nilssen T., Bakken V., Strom H., Golovkin A. N., Bianki V. V. and Tatarinkova I. P. (Eds.) 2000. The status of marine birds breeding in the Barents Sea region. Norsk Polarinstitutt 2000.
  • R774 - Jensen J-K., Bloch D. and Olsen B. 2005. List of Birds seen in the Faeroe Islands, F?roya N?tt?rugripasavn. T?rshavn. 18 pp.
  • R775 - JNCC. 2010. Seabird Population Trends and Causes of Change: 2010 Report (http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3201). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Updated July 2010. Accessed [2010-11-30].
  • R778 - Labansen, A., Merkel, F.R., Boertmann, D. and Nyeland, J. 2010. Status of the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) breeding population in Greenland, 2008. Polar Research doi:10.1111/j.1751-8369.2010.00169.x
  • R781 - Barrett R. T., Lorentsen S-H., Anker-Nilssen T. 2006.The status of Breeding Seabirds in mainland Norway. Atlantic Seabirds 8: 97-126
  • R783 - Mallory M., Akearok J. and Gaston A. J. 2009. Status of High Arctic Black-Legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) Colonies in Barrow Strait, Nunavut, Canada. Arctic 62: 96-101.
  • R784 - Mallory M. L. and Fontaine, A. J. 2004. Key marine habitat sites for migratory birds in Nunavut and the Northwest Terri to ries. Can Wildl. Serv. Occas. Pap. 109: 1-92.
  • R790 - Ottosson U., Ottvall R., Green M., Gustafsson R., Haas F., Holmqvist N., Lindstr?m ?., Nilsson L., Svensson M., Svensson S. and Tjernberg M. (in prep). F?glarna i Sverige ? antal och utbredning i l?n och landskap.
  • R792 - Bertolero A., Genovart M., Marti?nez-Abrai?n A., Molina B., Mourin~o J., Oro D. and Tavecchia G. 2008. Gaviotas cabecinegra, picofina, de Audouin y trida?ctila, y gavio?n atla?ntico en Espan~a. Poblacio?n en 2007 y me?todo de censo. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid.
  • R803 - Bregnballe, T. Aarhus University, unpublished data.
  • R809 - Str?m?H., Gavrilo?M.V., Krasnov?J.V. and Systad?G.H. 4.3.7 Seabirds // Joint Norwegian-Russian Environmental Status 2008. Report on the Barents Sea Ecosystem. Part II ? Complete report. IMR/PINRO Joint Report Series, 2009. (3). P. 219?222
  • R810 - BirdLife International. 2010c. Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jan Mayen island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2010
  • R745 - Cadiou B., Pons J.-M. and Y?sou P. (Eds) 2004. Oiseaux marins nicheurs de France m?tropolitaine (1960-2000). ?ditions Biotope, M?ze, 218 p.
  • R763 - Gardarsson A. 2010. Cliff-nesting seabirds in Iceland. Talk at Marine Research Institute 24.09.2010.
  • R791 - Ottvall R., Edenius L., Elmberg J., Engstr?m H., Green M., Holmqvist N., Lindstr?m ?., P?rt T. and Tjernberg M. 2009. Population trends for Swedish Breeding Birds. Ornis Svecica 19: 117-192
  • R1357 - Berglund, P-A. & Sundberg, J (2014). Arctic Seabirds Breeding in the African- Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Area: Status and Trends 2014. http://www.wetlands.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=BPpEFdJQjmk%3d&tabid=3664&portalid=0&mid=14958

Notes

  • T6272 - Signs of decline though recent increase on Greenland.



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