Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria spectabilis Common name King Eider
Population name E Canada, N Greenland (bre)
Breeding range E Canadian Arctic, N Greenland Non-breeding range Canadian Atlantic coast & SW Greenland
Red List Category Least Concern
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 2 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R529]
WPE 3 0 0 150,000 250,000 [R580]
WPE 4 0 0 150,000 250,000 [R580]
WPE 1 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R529]
WPE 5 0 0 150,000 250,000 [R580]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1986 1996 INC [R483]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R580]
WPE 4 1990 2000 DEC [R580]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 DEC [R580]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 2000
WPE 4 2006 2000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1900

References

  • R529 - Pihl, S. (pers. comm.). 1994. Summary of unpublished seaduck data from Greenland.
  • R483 - National Biological Service. (no date). The Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
  • 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.

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