Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria spectabilis Common name King Eider
Population name Alaska, NW Canada (bre)
Breeding range N Alaska, Arctic NW Canada Non-breeding range Extreme N Pacific coast
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia 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 0 200,000 250,000 [R712]
WPE 3 0 0 340,000 380,000 [R580]
WPE 4 0 0 340,000 380,000 [R580]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1960 1996 350,000 350,000 Expert opinion [R1159]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1986 1996 DEC [R712]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R580]
WPE 4 1990 2000 DEC [R580]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1960 1996 DEC [R1159]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 1997 2250
WPE 3 2002 3600
WPE 4 2006 3600
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 3500

References

  • R712 - Wyndham, M. and Dickson, K.M. 1996. Status of Migratory Game Birds in Canada - November 1, 1996. Can. Wildl. Serv. Unpubl. Rep.
  • 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.
  • R1159 - Sea Duck Joint Venture. 2003. Species Status Reports. Continental Technical Team.

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