Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Pelecanidae
Scientific name Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Common name American White Pelican
Population name North America
Breeding range Inland W & Central N America Non-breeding range Coastal N & Central America
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 50,000 50,000 [R9]
WPE 2 0 0 50,000 50,000 [R9]
WPE 3 0 0 180,000 180,001 [R387]
WPE 4 0 0 180,000 180,001 [R387]
WPE 5 1998 2001 157,000 157,000 [R1111]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 2 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 3 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 4 1982 1992 INC [R9]
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea [R1170]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 500
WPE 2 1997 500
WPE 3 2002 1800
WPE 4 2006 1800
WPE 5 2012 1600

References

  • R9 - Anderson, D. (pers. comm.). 1993. Summarised census data of New World Pelicans for Wetlands International.
  • R387 - Kushlan, James, A., Melanie J. Steinkamp, Katharine Parsons, Jack Capp, Martin Acosta Cruz, Malcolm Coulter, Ian Davidson, Loney Dickson, Naomi Edelson, Richard Elliot, R. Michael Erwin, Scott Hatch, Stephen Kress, Robert Milko, Steve Miller, Kyra Mills, Richard Paul, Roberto Phillips, Jorge E. Saliva, Bill Sydeman, John Trapp, Jennifer Wheeler, and Kent Wohl. 2002. North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, Version 1. Waterbird Conservation for the Americas, Washington, DC, USA.
  • R1111 - Solovyeva, D.V. In litt. 2012.
  • R1170 - King, T. and Anderson, D. In litt. 2012.

Notes




Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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