Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Egretta garzetta Common name Little Egret
Population name garzetta, Central & E Europe, Black Sea, E Mediterranean
Breeding range C & E Europe, Mediterranean & Black Sea basins Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa, Mediterranean, SW Asia
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 2 1994 1994 100,000 150,000 [R70]
WPE 3 0 0 44,000 72,400 [R280]
WPE 4 0 0 44,000 72,400 [R280]
WPE 1 1994 1994 25,000 100,000 [R70]
WPE 5 1986 1997 44,000 72,400 Expert opinion [R280]
CSR 4 1986 1997 44,000 72,400 Expert opinion [R280]
CSR 5 1986 1997 44,000 72,400 Expert opinion [R280]
CSR 6 1990 2012 60,000 86,000 Expert opinion [S8479] [R1362] [R63] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1983 1993 INC [R70]
WPE 3 1985 1998 STA? [R280]
WPE 4 1985 1998 STA? [R280]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1988 1998 STA Poor [R280]
CSR 4 1988 1998 STA Poor [R280]
CSR 5 1988 1998 STA Poor [R280]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA/FLU Poor [T6476] [R1362] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 1250
WPE 3 2002 580
WPE 4 2006 580
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 560
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.
  • 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • 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

  • S8479 - The EU part of the population is estimaetd at 6.390-11,673 pairs (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). BirdLife International (2004) estimated the breeding population in other European range states at 13,138-16,629 pairs allocating 40% of the Russian populations to this population. Thus the European part of the population can be estimated at 19,528-28,302 pairs, i.e. 58,600-84,900 individuals. According to Dodman (2014), further 1000-2000 resident birds can be added for Egypt.
  • T6476 - Based on the information from the EU Member States, the population appears to be stable both in the period of 2000-2012 and 1980-2012 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). Annual rate of changes were -1.69 - +1.82%, and -017 - 0.55%. However, both the large RU and TR populations as well as some small ones in the foremer Yugoslavia have decreased during 1990-2000 (BirdLife International, 2004) and if this trend continued, the overall population trend can be declining.
  • S8851 - 19,598-29,059 pairs in AL, AT, BA, BG, CY, CZ, GE, GR, HR, HU, MD, ME, MK, PL, RO, RS, RU, SK, TR, UA & XK (BirdLife International 2015) allocating 40% of the Russian populations to this population. According to Dodman (2014), further 1000-2000 resident birds can be added for Egypt.



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