Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria mollissima Common name Common Eider
Population name sedentaria
Breeding range Hudson Bay, Canada Non-breeding range Atlantic coast, Canada
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 3 0 0 100,000 100,000 [R255]
WPE 4 0 0 225,000 225,000 [S5573] [R349]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 0 0 225,000 225,000 [S8122] [R349]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1985 1995 DEC [R265]
WPE 4 1985 1995 DEC [R265]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1985 1995 DEC [R265]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 2250
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 2300

References

  • R255 - Gilchrist, Grant, in litt. 2002
  • R265 - Goudie, R.I., G.J. Robertson, and A. Reed. 2000. Common Eider (Somateria mollissima). In The Birds of North America, No. 546 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
  • 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

  • S5573 - 352: 75,000 pairs breed (225,000 individuals)
  • S8122 - 352: 75,000 pairs breed (225,000 individuals)



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