Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Balaenicipitidae
Scientific name Balaeniceps rex Common name Shoebill
Population name Central Tropical Africa
Breeding range Central Tropical Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2001 2001 5,000 8,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 5,000 8,000 [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 12,000 15,000 [R136]
WPE 2 0 0 12,000 15,000 [R136]
WPE 5 2001 2006 5,000 8,000 Best guess [R1216]
CSR 4 2001 2001 5,000 8,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 5,000 8,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 2001 2013 5,000 8,000 Best guess [R1398]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 DEC [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2001 DEC Poor [T5790] [R876]
CSR 4 1991 2001 DEC Poor
CSR 5 1991 2001 DEC Poor [T2832] [R876]
CSR 6 2002 2012 DEC Poor [T6646] [R1398]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 65
WPE 4 2006 65
WPE 1 1994 140
WPE 2 1997 140
WPE 5 2012 60
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R136 - Collar, N.J. 1994. The Shoebill. Bull. African Bird Club Vol.1, No. 1: 19-20.
  • R1216 - Dinesen, L. and Baker, M. 2006 Status of Shoebill Balaeniceps rex in Malagarasi, Tanzania. Bull. Afr. Bird Club 13: 37-44.
  • R876 - Roxburgh, L. Stjernstedt, R., Mwizabi, D. and Droppelmann, K. 2006. Shoebill survey in Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia, under the Wetlands International ?AEWA/BUWAL IWC 2006?. Report to AEWA, 20pp.
  • R1398 - Dodman, T. (compiler) 2013. International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Shoebill Balaeniceps rex. AEWA Technical Series No. 51. Bonn, Germany.

Notes

  • T5790 - 886. Extrapolated total of 240-530 birds in aerial survey of Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia in July 2006. Decrease since (recalculated) 1983 and 2002 surveys.
  • T2832 - 886. Extrapolated total of 240-530 birds in aerial survey of Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia in July 2006. Decrease since (recalculated) 1983 and 2002 surveys.
  • T6646 - Declines noted in some range states; situation unclear in South Sudan, but high potential there for increasing threat status.



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