Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Botaurus stellaris Common name Eurasian Bittern
Population name stellaris, C & E Europe, Black Sea & E Mediterranean (bre)
Breeding range C & E Europe, Black Sea, E Mediterranean (bre) Non-breeding range Breeding range to 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 4 0 0 53,800 124,200 [R431]
WPE 3 0 0 53,800 124,200 [R431]
WPE 5 1993 1993 53,800 125,000 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 4 1993 1993 53,800 124,200 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 5 1993 1993 53,800 124,200 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 6 1990 2012 87,600 150,800 Expert opinion [S8498] [R1362] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1985 2005 DEC [R668]
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R604]
WPE 5 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R668]
CSR 6 2000 2012 Unknown Poor [T6493] [R63] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 900
WPE 3 2002 900
WPE 5 2012 820
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.
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.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.
  • 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

Notes

  • S8498 - National estimates from SK, AT, IT, SI, HU, BG, RO add up to 8,587-15,530 from these countries (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep). According to the estimates of BirdLife International (2004), an additional 20,625-34,730 pairs bred in BY, HR, SR, ME, BA, AL, GR, UA, TR and RU (assuming that 70% of that national estimate belongs to this population) in the 1990s. This suggests a total population estimates of 29,212-50,260 pairs, i.e. 87,600-150,800 individuals.
  • T6493 - The overall trend in SK, AT, IT, SI, HU, BG, RO was stable both during 2000-2012 and 1980-2012 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). However, no new trend information is available for the majority of this population. Significant long-term decline is retained based on long-term population decline.
  • S8855 - 30,754 - 54,355 pairs in AL, AT, BA, BG, BY, CZ, EE, FI, GE, GR, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MD, ME, MK, PL, RO, RS, RU (assuming 70%), SI, SK, TR & UA (BirdLife International 2015).
  • T6843 - The short-term trend is unknown in 7 of 26 breeding range states. The long-term trend s possibly also stable, but unknown in 10 of 26 range states.



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