Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria mollissima Common name Common Eider
Population name faeroeensis, Shetland, Orkney Is
Breeding range Shetland, Orkney Islands Non-breeding range
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1990 1995 12,000 13,500 [R578]
WPE 3 1990 1995 12,000 13,500 [R578]
WPE 4 1990 1995 12,000 13,500 [R578]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2005 2009 5,500 5,500 [R1256]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1984 1994 STA [R578]
WPE 3 1984 1994 STA [R578]
WPE 4 1984 1994 STA [R578]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1984 1994 STA [T6136] [R578]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 130
WPE 3 2002 130
WPE 4 2006 130
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 55

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.
  • R1256 - Musgrove, A.J., Austin, G.E., Hearn, R.D., Holt, C.A., Stroud, D.A. and Wotton, S.R.. 2011. Overwinter population estimates of British waterbirds. British Birds 104: 364-397.

Notes

  • T6136 - Awaiting reply from Martin Heubeck regarding trend



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