Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Threskiornithidae
Scientific name Platalea leucorodia Common name Eurasian Spoonbill
Population name leucorodia, C & SE Europe/Mediterranean & Tropical Africa
Breeding range Central, SE Europe Non-breeding range Mediterranean, N tropical Africa
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 1994 1994 10,000 25,000 [R70]
WPE 2 1994 1994 5,000 15,000 [R70]
WPE 3 0 0 11,700 11,700 [R505]
WPE 4 0 0 11,700 11,700 [R505]
WPE 5 2001 2001 11,600 11,700 Census based [R505]
CSR 4 2001 2001 11,670 11,670 Census based [R505]
CSR 5 2001 2001 11,670 11,670 Census based [R505]
CSR 6 2012 2012 8,250 12,450 Expert opinion [S8506] [R1334]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 DEC [R70]
WPE 2 1983 1993 DEC [R70]
WPE 3 1992 2002 DEC [R505]
WPE 4 1992 2002 DEC [R505]
WPE 5 1996 2006 DEC Reasonable [T5778] [R63] [R888]
CSR 4 1996 2006 DEC Reasonable
CSR 5 1996 2006 DEC Reasonable [T2809] [R63] [R888]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6503] [R1334]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 100
WPE 3 2002 120
WPE 4 2006 120
WPE 5 2012 120
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.
  • R505 - Overdijk, O. and Zwarts, F. 2002 (in prep). Proceedings of the fourth Eurosite Spoonbill workshop, Texel, The Netherlands, April 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • T5778 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend: +0.8% for 1988-2006 ? Uncertain. BirdLife International 2004b. Decline in Turkey and Ukraine outweighs increase in Hungary between 1990 and 2000.
  • T2809 - 898. Trend: +0.8% for 1988-2006 – Uncertain. 64. Decline in Turkey and Ukraine outweighs increase in Hungary between 1990 and 2000.
  • S8506 - Overdijk et al. (2014) reports 1,482-2,374 pairs for the subpopulation following the Adriatic flyway and 1,268-1,793 pairs for the East Mediterranean subpopulation (without Moldova and Ukraine), i.e. a total of 2,750-4,167 pairs.
  • T6503 - The population is increasing in AT, HU and IT, but declining or has unknown trend in other countries of its breeding range.
  • S8863 - 3,689 - 5,630 pairs in AL, AT, BA, BG, CZ, GR, HR, HU, IT, MD, ME, MK, RO, RS, RU (assuming that 50% belongs to thsi population), SK, TR & UA.



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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