Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Bubulcus ibis Common name Cattle Egret
Population name ibis, South-west Europe
Breeding range SW Europe Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (SW Europe/NW Africa).Often placed in genus Ardea.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 2006 2006 250,000 310,000 [R668]
WPE 3 2002 2002 250,000 310,000 [R604]
WPE 5 1995 2008 260,000 320,000 Expert opinion [S7663] [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 250,000 310,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 250,000 310,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 6 2002 2012 215,000 253,000 Expert opinion [S8228] [R1362]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1985 2005 INC [R668]
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R604]
WPE 5 1995 2005 INC Poor [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 INC Poor [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 INC Poor [R668]
CSR 6 1995 2005 INC Poor [T6230] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 2800
WPE 3 2002 2800
WPE 5 2012 2900
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • S7663 - Large increase in France between 1994 (2,300 bp) and 2008 (14,300 bp)
  • S8228 - EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting data indicates that 71,770 - 84,190 pairs breed in ES, FR, IT and PT.
  • T6230 - Data from the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting process suggests 29-71% decline in the short term due to 36% and 50-90% decline in ES and PT respectively which is not compensated by the large increase in the smaller populations of FR and IT.
  • S8847 - 71,770 - 84,193 pairs.
  • T6823 - Both the breeding (BirdLife International 2015) and the IWC data (Wetlands International 2017) indicate long-term increase that turned into a decline in the short-term.



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