Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Botaurus stellaris Common name Eurasian Bittern
Population name stellaris, W Europe, NW Africa (bre)
Breeding range W Europe, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco Non-breeding range W Europe, Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (Europe (breeding)).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 5,880 6,730 [R431]
WPE 4 0 0 5,850 6,700 [S4074] [R431]
WPE 5 1983 1999 5,850 6,700 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 4 1983 1999 5,850 6,700 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 5 1983 1999 5,850 6,700 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 6 2005 2012 7,150 9,100 Expert opinion [S8232] [R1362] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1980 1990 DEC [R589]
WPE 4 1985 2005 DEC [R668]
WPE 5 1995 2005 DEC Reasonable [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 DEC Reasonable [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 DEC Reasonable [R668]
CSR 6 1995 2005 INC Reasonable [T6234] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 65
WPE 4 2006 65
WPE 5 2012 65
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R431 - Marion, L. Ulenaers, P. and van Vessem, J. 2000. Herons in Europe. Pp 1-31 in: Heron Conservation (James.A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner, Eds.). Academic Press, London.
  • R589 - Sibley, C.G. and Monroe, B.L. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven and London.
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • 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

  • S4074 - 437 estimates 1,950-2,235 pairs (5,850-6,705 individuals). 676 recognises a separate population in Tunisia, Algeria & Morocco of 30 individuals.
  • S8232 - The total of the national breeding population estimates for BE, DE, DK, ES, FR, NL, PT, SE, UK based on the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting process is 2,375-3,013 pairs (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.). Less than 20 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6234 - The European part of the population increased by 13-20% in the short-term based on the trend information provided in the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting process. In the long-term (30 years) the population increased by 31-35%.
  • S8854 - 2,375 - 3,013 pairs in BE, DE, DK, ES, FR, NL, PT, SE & UK (BirdLife International 2015). Less than 20 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6842 - Increased both in the long- and the short-term.



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