Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Rissa tridactyla Common name Black-legged Kittiwake
Population name tridactyla, W Atlantic (bre)
Breeding range Arctic Canada S to Gulf of Lawrence Non-breeding range W North Atlantic
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions 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 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R165]
WPE 2 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R165]
WPE 3 0 0 900,000 900,000 [R178]
WPE 4 0 0 900,000 900,000 [R178]
WPE 5 2006 2011 600,000 750,000 Expert opinion [R1274]

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 6000
WPE 2 1997 6000
WPE 3 2002 9000
WPE 4 2006 9000
WPE 5 2012 6700

References

  • R165 - Croxall, J.P., Evans, P.G.H. and Schreiber, R.W. (eds.). 1984. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication No. 2. Cambridge, UK.
  • R178 - del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A. and Sargatal, J. (eds). 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
  • R1274 - Environment Canada. 2012. Status of Birds in Canada 2011: http://www.ec.gc.ca/soc-sbc/index-eng.aspx?sY=2010andsL=e)

Notes




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