Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Aythya affinis Common name Lesser Scaup
Population name N & C America
Breeding range North America, Central America Non-breeding range
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 2,994,000 2,994,000 [R6]
WPE 4 0 0 2,950,000 2,950,000 [S5554] [R656]
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 0 0 2,950,000 2,950,000 [S8116] [R656]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1955 1998 DEC [R6]
WPE 4 1955 1998 DEC [R6]
WPE 2 1986 1996 DEC [R657]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1955 1998 DEC [R6]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 29500

References

  • R6 - Allen, George T., David F. Caithamer, and Mark Otto. 1999. A review of the status of greater and lesser scaup in North America. DMBM unbpublished report. 45pp.
  • 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
  • R657 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service. 1996. Waterfowl Population Status 1996. USFWS, Washington DC.

Notes

  • S5554 - For populations over 2 million birds, Ramsar Convention criterion 5 (20,000 or more waterbirds) applies.
  • S8116 - For populations over 2 million birds, Ramsar Convention criterion 5 (20,000 or more waterbirds) applies.



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