Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria mollissima Common name Common Eider
Population name v-nigrum
Breeding range NE Siberia, Alaska, W Canadian Arctic Non-breeding range Bering Sea, Aleutians to Kamchatka
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Asia North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R214]
WPE 3 0 0 130,000 200,000 [R455]
WPE 4 0 0 130,000 170,000 [S5576] [R492]
WPE 1 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R214]
WPE 5 0 0 130,000 170,000 [S8123] [R1242]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1970 1994 DEC [R361]
WPE 3 1970 1994 DEC [R361]
WPE 4 1970 1994 DEC [R361]
WPE 1 1972 1992 STA [R214]
WPE 5 0 0 STA [R698]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 1500
WPE 3 2002 1700
WPE 4 2006 1500
WPE 1 1994 1500
WPE 5 2012 1500

References

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R455 - Miyabayashi, Y. and Mundkur, T. 1999. Atlas of Key Sites for Anatidae in the East Asian Flyway. Wetlands International ? Japan ? Tokyo, and Wetlands International ? Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur. 148 pp.
  • R492 - North American Waterfowl Management Plan 2003.
  • R1242 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2006a. Action Plan for the Pacific Common Eider. USFWS, Anchorage, Alaska. Unpublished.
  • R698 - Wilkins, K. A. and M. C. Otto. 2003. Trends in duck breeding populations, 1955-2003. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unpublished report. http://migratorybirds.fws.gov/reports/status03/trend.pdf

Notes

  • S5576 - 257: 50,000 migrate through Kamchatka Peninsula in spring. 530: satellite telemetry suggests separation of Alaskan population into three: Aleutian Is, Yukon-Kuskokwim, and W Beaufort Sea Coast.
  • S8123 - Gerasimov & Gerasimov 2003: 50,000 migrate through Kamchatka Peninsula in spring.



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