Population information

Order name Podicipediformes
Family name Podicipedidae
Scientific name Podiceps auritus Common name Horned Grebe
Population name auritus, North-west Europe (large-billed)
Breeding range NW Europe Non-breeding range Coastal NW Europe
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions 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 2,600 4,100 [R69]
WPE 1 0 0 5,000 5,000 [R382]
WPE 2 0 0 5,000 5,000 [R382]
WPE 4 1990 2000 4,600 6,800 [S3152] [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 4,600 6,800 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 4,600 6,800 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 4,600 6,800 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2003 4,600 6,800 Expert opinion [S8459] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA [R283]
WPE 1 1978 1987 DEC [R382]
WPE 2 1978 1987 DEC [R382]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2000 STA Reasonable [T6457] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 35
WPE 1 1994 50
WPE 2 1997 50
WPE 4 2006 55
WPE 5 2012 55
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.
  • R283 - Hagemeijer, W.J.M. and Blair, M.J. (eds). (1997). The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds: Their Distribution and Abundance. T. and A.D. Poyser, London.
  • R382 - Koskimies, P. 1992. Population sizes and recent trends of breeding birds in Nordic countries. Bird Census News 5 (3): 41-79.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • 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

  • S3152 - 64: Breeding population in relevant countries 1,544-2,254 pairs (4,632-6,762 individuals). Increased estimate since 2003 due to improved estimate from Iceland.
  • S8459 - 1,530-2,230 pairs in IS, NO, and the UK (BirdLife International, 2004).
  • T6457 - Stable in NO, increasing on IS and decreasing in the UK (BirdLife International, 2004).
  • S8829 - 1,530-1,680 pairs in IS, NO, SE and UK (BirdLife International 2015).
  • T6788 - The NO population is estimated to have declined by 15-50% and the UK by 47% in the short-term. This is not compensated by the 10-29% increase in the IS and 0-100% increase in SE populations (BirdLife International). However, the IWC trend analysis indicates a more stable/fluctuating or even slightly increasing trend (Wetlands International 2017).



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