Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria mollissima Common name Common Eider
Population name dresseri
Breeding range Atlantic NE Canada Non-breeding range Atlantic Coast, Canada, N USA
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions 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 2 0 0 78,800 78,800 [R2]
WPE 1 0 0 25,000 1,000,000 [R214]
WPE 3 0 0 107,000 107,000 [R580]
WPE 4 0 0 322,000 322,000 [S5569] [R349]
WPE 5 0 0 322,000 322,000 [S8121] [R349]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1964 1991 INC [R361]
WPE 1 1972 1992 STA [R214]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R580]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R580]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA [R580]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 790
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 1100
WPE 4 2006 3200
WPE 5 2012 3200

References

  • R2 - Ad Hoc Seaduck Committee of the Atlantic Flyway Technical Section. 1994. Status of seaducks in the Atlantic Flyway, with strategies towards improved management. Unpubl. Rep. 71pp.
  • R361 - Kehoe, F.P. 1996. Trends in seaduck numbers in eastern North America. In: Hyslop, C. and Kennedy, J.A. (eds.). Bird Trends No. 5. Can. Wildl. Serv. Headquarters.
  • R214 - Ellis-Joseph, S., Hewston, N. and Green, A. (compilers). 1992. Global Waterfowl Conservation Assessment and Management Plan: First Review Draft. Report by the IUCN Captive Breeding Specialist Group and The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. 1992. 77 pp.
  • R580 - Sea Duck Joint Venture Management Board. 2001. Sea Duck Joint Venture Strategic Plan: 2001 - 2006. SDJV Continental Technical Team. Unpubl. rept. (c/o USFWS, Anchorage, Alaska; CWS Sackville, New Brunswick). 14 pp. + appendices.
  • R349 - Joint Working Group on the management of the Common Eider 2004. Qu?bec Management Plan for the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima dresseri). A special publication of the Joint Working Group on the Management of the Common Eider, Qu?bec, 44 pages.

Notes

  • S5569 - 352: 107,200 pairs breed (321,600 individuals)
  • S8121 - 352: 107,200 pairs breed (321,600 individuals)



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