Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria mollissima Common name Common Eider
Population name mollissima, Norway & Russia
Breeding range Norway, Russia E to Novaya Zemlya Non-breeding range Norway, NW Russia
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1990 1995 300,000 550,000 [R578]
WPE 3 1990 1995 300,000 550,000 [R578]
WPE 4 1990 1995 300,000 550,000 [R578]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1990 1995 300,000 550,000 Expert opinion [R578] [R895]
CSR 4 1990 1995 300,000 550,000 Expert opinion [R578]
CSR 5 1990 1995 300,000 550,000 Expert opinion [R578] [R895]
CSR 6 1990 2012 510,000 525,000 Expert opinion [S8557] [R1361]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1980 1990 STA [R578]
WPE 3 1980 1990 STA [R578]
WPE 4 1980 1990 STA [R578]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1980 1990 STA Poor [R578]
CSR 4 1980 1990 STA Poor [R578]
CSR 5 1980 1990 STA Poor [R578]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Poor [T6550] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 4250
WPE 3 2002 4250
WPE 4 2006 4250
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 4100
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R578 - Scott, D.A. and Rose, P.M. 1996. Atlas of Anatidae populations in Africa and western Eurasia. Wetlands International Publication No. 41. Wetlands International, Wageningen, NL. 336 pp.
  • R895 - Mendel, B., Sonntag, N., Wahl, J., Schwemmer, P., Dries, H., Guse, N., M?ller S. and Garthe, S. 2008. Profiles of seabirds and waterbirds of the German North and Baltic Seas: Distribution, ecology and sensitivities to human activities within the marine environment. Bundesamt fu?r Naturschutz, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany.
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8557 - New estimate for the NO population is 150,000 pairs. 50% of the RU population is 20,000-25,000 pairs. This yields a total estimate of 510,000-525,000 individuals (BirdLife International et al., in prep.).
  • T6550 - The NO population is thought to be decreasing (BirdLife International et al., in prep.)
  • S9059 - New estimate for the NO population is 150,000 pairs. 50% of the RU population is 20,000-25,000 pairs. This yields a total estimate of 510,000-525,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2015).
  • T6959 - 2006-2015: 1.0040 (SE 0.0012). The long-term trend (1982-2015) is 0.9813 (SE 2e-04).



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