Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Rissa tridactyla Common name Black-legged Kittiwake
Population name tridactyla, Greenland (bre)
Breeding range E & W Greenland Coasts Non-breeding range North Atlantic
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe North America
Notes Balmer et al. (2013) showed strong exchange between colonies in the NW and NE Atlantic and the whole R. t. tridactyla subspecies should be treated as one population. These populations have been treated together since CSR4, but the change has not been reflected in WPE5.

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 1994 1994 500,000 500,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 500,000 500,000 [R70]
WPE 3 0 0 100,000 1,000,001 [R80]
WPE 4 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [S2383] [R80]
WPE 5 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S7289] [R80]

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 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 5000
WPE 2 1997 5000
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 10000

References

  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R80 - Boertmann, D., Mosbech, A., Falk, K., and Kampp, K. 1996. Seabird colonies in western Greenland. NERI Technical Report 170: 148 pp.

Notes

  • S2383 - W. Greenland breeding population 100,000-200,000 pairs (300,000 - 600,000 individuals (81).
  • S7289 - W. Greenland breeding population 100,000-200,000 pairs (300,000 - 600,000 individuals (81).



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