Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Aythya fuligula Common name Tufted Duck
Population name North-west Europe (win)
Breeding range N & NW Europe Non-breeding range NW Europe
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 750,000 750,000 [R456]
WPE 2 1990 1995 1,000,000 1,000,000 [R578]
WPE 4 1995 1996 1,200,000 1,200,000 [R181]
WPE 3 1995 1996 1,200,000 1,200,000 [R181]
WPE 5 1995 1996 1,200,000 1,200,000 Expert opinion [R181]
CSR 5 1995 1996 1,200,000 1,200,000 Expert opinion [R181]
CSR 4 1995 1996 1,200,000 1,200,000 Expert opinion [R181]
CSR 6 2008 2012 800,000 1,000,000 Expert opinion [S8552] [R1443] [R181] [R1362] [R1361] [R1365]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1967 1986 STA [R456]
WPE 2 1974 1994 INC [R578]
WPE 4 1974 2002 STA [T3658] [R692]
WPE 3 1987 1996 INC [R181]
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T6113] [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T3661] [R888]
CSR 4 1995 2002 STA Good
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC? Reasonable [T6545] [R1352] [R1381] [R1362] [R1361] [R1480]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 7500
WPE 2 1997 10000
WPE 4 2006 12000
WPE 3 2002 12000
WPE 5 2012 12000
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R456 - Monval, J-Y. and Pirot, J-Y. 1989. Results of the IWRB International Waterfowl Census 1967-1986. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 8. Slimbridge, UK.
  • R578 - Scott, D.A. and Rose, P.M. 1996. Atlas of Anatidae populations in Africa and western Eurasia. Wetlands International Publication No. 41. Wetlands International, Wageningen, NL. 336 pp.
  • R181 - Delany, S.N., Reyes, C. Hubert, E., Pihl, S., Rees, E., Haanstra, L., and van Strien, A. 1999. Results from the International Waterbird Census in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia 1995 and 1996.
  • R692 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2005. See: http://www.wetlands.org/listmenu.aspx?id=56f39008-f9a9-4569-92c1-a0457e95eeaf
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • R1443 - Lehikoinen, A., Jaatinen, K., Vähätalo, A. V., Clausen, P., Crowe, O., Deceuninck, B., ... & Fox, A. D. (2013). Rapid climate driven shifts in wintering distributions of three common waterbird species. Global change biology, 19(7), 2071-2081.
  • 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.
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • R1352 - Aunins, A., Nilsson, L., Hario, M., Garthe, S., Dagys, M., Pedersen, I.K., Skov, H., Lehikoinen, A., Mikkola-Roos, M., Ranft, S., Stipniece, A., Luigujoe, L., Kuresoo, A., Meissner, W. and Korpinen, S. 2013. Abundance of waterbirds in the wintering season. HELCOM Core Indicator Report. URL: http://www.helcom.fi/Core%20Indicators/HELCOM-CoreIndicator_Abundance_of_waterbirds_in_the_wintering_season.pdf.
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1480 - Christensen, T.K. & Fox, A.D. 2014. Changes in age and sex rations amongst samples of hunter-shot wings from common duck species in Denmark 1982-2010. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:303-312.
  • 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. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • T3658 - 700: Population decreased moderately following 1993 peak.
  • T6113 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: +0.3% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T3661 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: +0.3% p.a. – Increase.
  • S8552 - The population size was estimated by Delany et al. (1999) at 1,200,000 individuals based on the results of the IWC counts in 1995 and 1996. IWC count totals remained more or less level between 1996 and 2009. The average count total was 581,303 individuals between 2008 and 2012, while the site-level 5-year mean was 807,732 individuals. The sum of national estimates of wintering birds was 625,000-906,293 individuals (assuming that 60% of the birds in FR belong to this population) during the period of 2005-2012 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.) and this is roughly in line with the IWC counts. Considering the decline, the population is now estimated around 800,000-1,000,000 individuals.
  • T6545 - The trend analysis based on the IWC counts suggests a large decline in this population (Nagy et al., 2014). However, this is not confirmed neither by the overall trend derived from national trend estimates of wintering birds (2000-2012: 0.9719-1.0098, 1980-2012: 0.9951-1.0055, European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.) nor by the trend in breeding numbers in IS, UK, IE, DK, NO, SE, FI, EE, LT, LV, PL, DE, NL, BE, FR (2000-2012: 0.9602-1.0014, 1980-2012: 0.9889-1,0012) although in both cases there is a stronger tendency towards decline. Aunins et al. (2013) has also detected moderate decline in the Baltic Sea subpopulation. Christensen and Fox (2014) have also found that long term declining trend in proportion of young birds was statistically not significant.
  • T7163 - IWC trend analysis shows declining tendency in the short-term. Also see notes for CSR6. Nevertheless, the population is not in significant long-term decline.



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