Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Threskiornithidae
Scientific name Platalea leucorodia Common name Eurasian Spoonbill
Population name leucorodia, West Europe/West Mediterranean & West Africa
Breeding range Coastal W Europe Non-breeding range W Mediterranean & W African coast
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 1 3,000 [R444]
WPE 3 0 0 9,950 9,950 [R505]
WPE 4 0 0 11,300 11,300 [S4403] [R505]
WPE 2 0 0 1 3,000 [R444]
WPE 5 2001 2001 11,300 11,300 Census based [R505]
CSR 4 2001 2001 11,300 11,300 Census based [R505]
CSR 5 2001 2001 11,300 11,300 Census based [R505]
CSR 6 2006 2012 14,200 18,900 Census based [S8233] [R1334] [R1362] [R1359]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1988 1998 INC [R147]
WPE 4 1992 2002 INC [R505]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1996 2006 INC Reasonable [T5777] [R63] [R888]
CSR 4 1996 2006 INC Reasonable
CSR 5 1996 2006 INC Reasonable [T2805] [R63] [R888]
CSR 6 1998 2014 INC Good [T6235] [R1362] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 30
WPE 3 2002 100
WPE 4 2006 110
WPE 2 1997 30
WPE 5 2012 110
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R444 - Meininger, P.L., Schekkerman, H., and van Roomen, M.W.J. 1995. Population estimates and 1% criteria for waterbird species occurring in the Netherlands: suggestions for standardization. Limosa X: x-x
  • R505 - Overdijk, O. and Zwarts, F. 2002 (in prep). Proceedings of the fourth Eurosite Spoonbill workshop, Texel, The Netherlands, April 2002.
  • R147 - de le Court, Claudine, in litt. 1999.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • 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
  • R1334 - Overdijk, O., Smart, M., Navedo, J. 2013. An overview of Eurasian Spoonbill situation. Pp. 13-14. In: Navedo JG (ed.) Proceedings of the Eurosite VII Spoonbill Workshop, Cantabria, Spain.
  • 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.
  • R1359 - van Roomen, M., van Winden, E. & Langendoen, T. 2014. The assessment of trends and population sizes of a selection of waterbird species and populations from the coastal East Atlantic Flyway for Conservation Status Report 6 of The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International & Birdlife International.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1552 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. 2015. Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. With special attention to flyway populations making use of the Wadden Sea. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. URL: http://www.waddensea-secretariat.org/sites/default/files/downloads/status_coastal_birds_eaf_2014_1.pdf

Notes

  • S4403 - More than 50% of the population concentrate at only two sites in West Africa (648).
  • T5777 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1990-2006: +15.4% p.a. ? Increase. BirdLife International 2004b. Breeding population increased in all range countries between 1990 and 2000.
  • T2805 - 898. Trend 1990-2006: +15.4% p.a. – Increase. However, trends in African part of range poorly known. / 64. Breeding population increased in all range countries between 1990 and 2000.
  • S8233 - The total of national breeding population estimates from the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting process is 4,664-5,485 pairs. Based on data from 2012, Overdijk et al. 2013 gives the figure of 4,729-6,301 pairs in 102 colonies. The latter was adopted here considering that it is more recent and provided by a specialist network. Van Roomen et al. (2014) accounted for 18,310 individuals based on winter counts in Europe and West Africa after deducting numbers for P.l. balsaci. Considering that immature birds remain in Africa until they reach breeding age and the on-going population growth, it is likely that the population size is closer to the upper limit than to the lower one.
  • T6235 - Based on the national trend data for breeding populations provided under the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 process, the population has increased by 49-79% over the last decade and by 167-173% over the last 3 decades. Van Roomen et al. (2014) have also shown large increase both in the long- and the short-term based on mid-winter counts.
  • T7162 - Based on the national trend data for breeding populations the population has increased by 49-79% over the last decade and by 167-173% over the last 3 decades (BirdLife International 2015). van Roomen et al. (2015) have also shown large increase both in the long- and the short-term based on mid-winter counts.



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