Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Mareca americana Common name American Wigeon
Population name N & C America
Breeding range NW to Central E N America Non-breeding range N American Atlantic & Pacific coasts, C America, Caribbean, N South 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 3 0 0 2,700,000 2,700,000 [R651]
WPE 4 0 0 2,225,000 2,225,000 [S5117] [R656]
WPE 1 0 0 2,028,400 2,028,400 [R671]
WPE 2 0 0 2,325,700 2,325,700 [R657]
WPE 5 2011 2011 2,080,000 2,090,000 Expert opinion [R1202]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1955 2001 STA [R651]
WPE 4 1955 2005 DEC [R656]
WPE 1 1982 1992 STA [R671]
WPE 2 1986 1996 INC [R657]
WPE 5 2002 2011 DEC [R1202]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 1 1994 20000
WPE 2 1997 20000
WPE 5 2012 20800

References

  • R651 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001. Waterfowl Population Status, 2001. US Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C. 50pp.
  • R656 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2005. Waterfowl Population Status, 2005. US Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/reports/status05/final_status_05.pdf
  • R671 - USFWS and CWS. 1992. 1992 status of waterfowl and fall flight forecast. Usfws Migratory Bird Management Office.
  • R657 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service. 1996. Waterfowl Population Status 1996. USFWS, Washington DC.
  • R1202 - Zimpfer, N.L., Rhodes, W.E., Silverman, E.D., Zimmerman, G.S. and Richkus, K.D. 2011. Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, 1955-2011. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • R1534 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2014. Waterfowl population status, 2014. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. USA.

Notes

  • S5117 - For populations over 2 million birds, Ramsar Convention criterion 5 (20,000 or more waterbirds) applies.



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