Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Egretta garzetta Common name Little Egret
Population name garzetta, Western Europe, NW Africa
Breeding range Ireland, UK, SE to Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco Non-breeding range Breeding range to W Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes Population was omitted from WPE2.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1994 1994 50,000 100,000 [R70]
WPE 3 0 0 125,000 143,000 [R280]
WPE 4 0 0 125,000 143,000 [R280]
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1998 1998 125,000 143,000 Expert opinion [R280]
CSR 4 1998 1998 125,000 143,000 Expert opinion [R280]
CSR 5 1998 1998 125,000 143,000 Expert opinion [R280]
CSR 6 2002 2013 104,000 107,000 Expert opinion [S8478] [R1362] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 INC [R70]
WPE 3 1983 1998 INC [R280]
WPE 4 1983 1998 INC [R280]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T5355] [R867] [R888]
CSR 4 1988 1998 INC Reasonable
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T2189] [R867] [R888]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6475] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 800
WPE 3 2002 1300
WPE 4 2006 1300
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1300
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R280 - Hafner, H. 2000. Herons in The Mediterranean. Pp 32-54 in: Heron Conservation (James.A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner, Eds.). Academic Press, London.
  • R867 - Cama, A., Josa, P., Ferrer-Obiol, J. and Arcos, J.M. 2011. Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus wintering along the Mediterranean Iberian coast: numbers and activity rhythms in the species? main winter quarters. J Ornithol DOI 10.1007/s10336-011-0673-6. Published online 06 March 2011.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • T5355 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1990-2007: +7.9% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T2189 - 898. Trend 1990-2007: +7.9% p.a. – Increase.
  • S8478 - Total of national breeding population estimates from BE, ES, Canary Islands, FR, IE, IT, NL, PT, UK is 34,668-34,472 pairs, i.e. 102,000-103,000 individuals (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). 1500-3500 resident birds can be also added for NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6475 - Based on the breeding numbers, 9-16% decline in the last decade. However, the long-term trend from 1980 to 2012 still represents 81-89% increase (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.).
  • S8850 - 34,668-34,472 pairs in BE, ES, ESIC, FR, IE, IT, NL, PT & UK (BirdLife International 2015). 1500-3500 resident birds can be also added for NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).



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