Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Microcarbo pygmaeus Common name Pygmy Cormorant
Population name Black Sea & Mediterranean
Breeding range SE Europe, Turkey Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions 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 0 0 40,000 40,000 [R257]
WPE 4 2005 2005 60,000 81,000 [S3288] [R64]
WPE 1 1994 1994 25,000 25,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 25,000 25,000 [R70]
WPE 5 2005 2005 23,000 37,000 Expert opinion [R64]
CSR 4 2000 2000 23,000 37,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 2005 2005 23,000 37,000 Expert opinion [R64]
CSR 6 1990 2012 77,000 96,000 Expert opinion [S8466] [R1362] [R1361] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1995 2000 STA? [R68]
WPE 4 1995 2005 INC [R64]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 STA/INC No idea [T5249] [R888]
CSR 4 1990 2005 STA/INC Poor [T2026] [R904]
CSR 5 1997 2007 STA/INC Poor [T2029] [R888]
CSR 6 2000 2012 INC Poor [T6464] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 400
WPE 4 2006 700
WPE 1 1994 250
WPE 2 1997 250
WPE 5 2012 290
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R257 - Gilissen, N., Haanstra, L. and Delany, S. Boere, G. and Hagemeijer, W. 2002. Numbers and Distribution of Wintering Waterbirds in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia in 1997, 1998 and 1999 - Results from the International Waterbird Census. Wetlands International Globale Series No. 11, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R64 - BirdLife International. 2005. Threatened birds of the world 2005. Species factsheets available at?www.birdlife.org
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • 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 Unpublished population trend analysis based on the IWC database of January counts in Europe using TRIM software.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.
  • 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

  • S3288 - The estimated European population is now 28,000-39,000 pairs (i.e. 84,000-117,000 individuals) with an estimated 11,500-14,000 breeding pairs in Romania (64). The estimated 8,000-12,000 breeding pairs in Azerbaijan have been subtracted from this population and are included in the SW Asia population.
  • T5249 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1993-2007: +1.8% p.a. ? Uncertain.
  • T2026 - 914. Increase in 1990s levelled off in 2000s, when range expanded into Central Europe.
  • T2029 - 898. Trend 1993-2007: +1.8% p.a. – Uncertain.
  • S8466 - 23,192-28,982 pairs in AT, BG, GR, HU, IT, RO, RU, SK, TR and UA (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 2,568-3,072 pairs in AL, BA, HR, MK, MD, RS&ME (BirdLife International, 2004). Total of national estimates of wintering birds from BG. GR, IT, RO, SI, SK and TR is 17,834-34,708 individuals (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.).
  • T6464 - Increasing in every countries except UA where it fluctuates and SK, where trend is unknown. Overall trend is increasing both in the short-and the long-term (2000-2012: 1.0240-1.0469, 1980-2012: 1.0011-1.0058).
  • S8840 - 27,451-35,246 pairs in AL, AM, AT, BA, BG, GE, GR, HR, HU, IT, MD, ME, MK, RO, RS, RU, SK, TR and UA (BirdLife International 2015).
  • T6807 - Both the breeding (BirdLife International 2015) and the wintering numbers (Wetlands International 2017) are increasing.



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