Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Rallus aquaticus Common name Western Water Rail
Population name aquaticus, Europe & North Africa
Breeding range Europe, N Africa, W Asia E to upper Ob basin Non-breeding range W Europe, N Africa, SW Asia to Turkmenistan
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,001 Best guess [S358] [R69]
WPE 4 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 [S359] [R63]
WPE 1 1970 1990 100,000 1,000,000 [R69]
WPE 2 1970 1990 100,000 1,000,000 [R69]
WPE 5 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2012 310,000 660,000 Expert opinion [S8281] [R1362] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R69]
WPE 4 1990 2000 DEC [R63]
WPE 1 1970 1990 STA [R69]
WPE 2 1970 1990 STA [R69]
WPE 5 1990 2000 DEC Reasonable [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 DEC Reasonable [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 DEC Reasonable [R63]
CSR 6 2000 2012 Unknown No idea [T6281] [R1362] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 10000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R69 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council. 2000. European bird populations: estimates and trends. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International Conservation Series No. 10.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R602 - Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (1998). The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Concise Edition. Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York. 1008 pp.

Notes

  • S358 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council (2000): European breeding population 130,000-390,000 pairs (390,000-1,170,000 individuals)
  • S359 - BirdLife International (2004)b.: European breeding population 140,000-360,000 pairs (420,000 - 1,080,000 individuals).
  • S8281 - 33,973-64,837 pairs in IE, IT, LT, LU, LV, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK and UK (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). An additional 68,551-154,002 pairs in the countries not covered by that report according to BirdLife International (2004). Based on these, the European breeding population can be estimated at 102,524-218,839 pairs, i.e. 310,000-660,000 individuals.
  • T6281 - Majority of the EU member states reported no short-term trend (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.) and even in BirdLife International (2004) majority of the estimates were uncertain.
  • S8996 - 137,013-326,497 pairs in Europe (BirdLife International 2015). Fairly common in North Africa, but no estimates are given (Snow & Perrins 1998).
  • T7079 - Trend unknown in 20 of the 43 countries reported population estimates.



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