Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ciconiidae
Scientific name Ciconia abdimii Common name Abdim's Stork
Population name Sub-Saharan Africa & SW Arabia
Breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa N of equator, SW Arabia Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa S of equator
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 25,000 100,000 [R555]
WPE 2 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R26]
WPE 3 2001 2001 300,000 600,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 300,000 600,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 300,000 600,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 300,000 600,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 300,000 600,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 1982 2014 300,000 600,000 Expert opinion [S8669] [R1371]
CSR 7 1982 2014 300,000 600,000 Expert opinion [S8669] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 2 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 DEC [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 DEC Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 DEC Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 DEC Poor [R190]
CSR 6 1998 2008 STA Poor [T6650] [R1371]
CSR 7 1998 2013 DEC? Poor [T6850] [R1548] [R1599] [R1559]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 4500
WPE 4 2006 4500
WPE 5 2012 4200
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 7 2018 0

References

  • R555 - Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1994. Waterfowl Population Estimates. IWRB Publication 29. Slimbridge, UK.
  • R94 - Brown, L.H., Urban, E.K. and Newman, K. 1982. The Birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London and New York.
  • R26 - Baker, N. (compiler). 1996. Tanzania Waterfowl Count, January 1995: The first coordinated count of the major wetlands of Tanzania. Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania. Dar es Salaam
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. URL: http://iwc.wetlands.org/index.php/aewatrends
  • R1599 - Smith CCD, Underhill LG, M Brooks 2017. Bird distribution dynamics 11 – the storks of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Biodiversity Observations 8.17: 1–33. http://bo.adu.org.za/content.php?id=312
  • R1559 - BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2017.

Notes

  • S8669 - Same estimate retained after review of newer information, including from post-breeding estimate from Niger.
  • T6650 - Dowsett et al. (2008) consider it to be as numerous now as in the past in Zambia.
  • T6850 - BirdLife International (2017) suspects that the population is declining due to habitat degradation. Smitth at al (2017) also reported large decline in reporting rate from ZA. The IWC trend analysis confirms the decline prior to 2006, but numbers counted during the IWC have strongly increased after 2006 particularly in BW and ZW. The overall long-term trend shows a stable/fluctuating tendency in this countries although based on rather limited data. It is unclear whether the decline in ZA is related to range shift or also represents a decline at population level.



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