Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria mollissima Common name Common Eider
Population name borealis, West Greenland
Breeding range West Greenland Non-breeding range Coastal SW Greenland
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions North America
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (S.m. borealis, Greenland).

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 36,000 45,000 [R449]
WPE 4 0 0 36,000 45,000 [R449]
WPE 5 0 0 36,000 45,000 [S8118] [R449]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R449]
WPE 4 1991 2001 DEC [R449]
WPE 5 2000 2007 INC [T6125] [R1255]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 400
WPE 4 2006 400
WPE 5 2012 400

References

  • R449 - Merkel, F.R., 2002. Ederfugleopt?llinger i Ilulissat, Ummannaq og Upernavik Kommuner, 1998-2001. Pinngortitaleriffik, Gr?nlands Naturinstitut, teknisk rapport nr. 43.
  • R1255 - Merkel FM. 2010. Evidence of recent population recovery in Common Eiders breeding in Western Greenland. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1869-1874.

Notes

  • S8118 - Likely this needs to be higher - RDH has correspondence with FM regarding popn size that needs to be checked.
  • T6125 - Population now thought to be increasing - see Merkel (2010).



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