Population information

Order name Podicipediformes
Family name Podicipedidae
Scientific name Tachybaptus ruficollis Common name Little Grebe
Population name ruficollis, Europe & North-west Africa
Breeding range Europe E to Urals, NW Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 230,000 450,000 [R69]
WPE 1 1994 1994 100,000 1,000,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 100,000 1,000,000 [R70]
WPE 4 1990 2000 300,000 510,000 [S2988] [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 300,000 510,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 300,000 510,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 300,000 510,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 2000 2013 375,000 568,000 Expert opinion [S8452] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA [R69]
WPE 1 1983 1993 STA [R70]
WPE 2 1983 1993 STA [R70]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [T1852] [R63]
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T5225] [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T1853] [R888]
CSR 4 1990 2000 INC Reasonable [T1851] [R904]
CSR 6 2003 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6450] [R1381] [R1382] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 3400
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 4000
WPE 5 2012 3900
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 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.
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • 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
  • R904 - Wetlands International. November 2007. Unpublished population trend analysis based on the IWC database of January counts in Europe using TRIM software.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International.
  • 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.
  • R1382 - EBCC, RSPB, BirdLife International & Statistics Netherlands. 2014. Trends of common birds in Europe, 2014 update. URL: http://www.ebcc.info/index.php?ID=557

Notes

  • S2988 - 64: European breeding population 99,000 - 170,000 pairs (297,000 - 510,000 individuals). About 70,000 included in winter counts (700).
  • T1852 - Trends generally increasing (700).
  • T5225 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1990-200: +3.9%: Increase.
  • T1853 - 898. Trend 1990-200: +3.9%: Increase.
  • T1851 - 914. Increasing in all parts of Europe except Central Europe, where 10 year trend is decreasing.
  • S8452 - 88,811-135,046 pairs in Europe (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). In addition, 34,753-52,692 pairs in other European countries (BirdLife International, 2004). Thus the European population is estimated to be 371,000-563,000 individuals. Further, less than 5,000 individuals in North Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6450 - Long-term increase seems to have turned into rapid decline of -2.55±0.53% based on IWC data (Nagy et al. 2014). The IWC trends closely resemble the trend shown by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme EBCC et al., 2014). Incomplete data from the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) and BirdLife International et al. (in prep.) indicate also similar changes (-2.84 - +0.12% p.a.) for 2000-2010 and -0.53 - +0.72% for 1980-2010.



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