Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Polysticta stelleri Common name Steller's Eider
Population name N Pacific (non-bre)
Breeding range N Siberian coast, N & W Alaska Non-breeding range SW Alaska, Aleutians, Kamchatka, Kuril Is
Red List Category Vulnerable
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 1993 1993 100,000 1,000,000 [R138]
WPE 3 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R528]
WPE 4 0 0 100,000 110,000 [S5618] [R254]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 0 0 180,000 180,000 Expert opinion [R1246]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 2 1975 1994 DEC [R138]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA? [R68]
WPE 4 1993 2003 DEC [T3734] [R254]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 STA? No idea [R1246]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 1800
WPE 4 2006 1050
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1800

References

  • R138 - Collar, N.J., Crosby, M.J. and Stattersfield, A.J. 1994. Birds to Watch 2. The World List of Threatened Birds. BirdLife Conservation series No. 4. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. 407 pp.
  • R528 - Pihl, S. (1997). European Species Action Plan: Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri. In: Final Technical Report and Claim, 1 March 1996 - 30 November 1997. Species Action Plans for 8 European Threatened Bird Species. RSPB, Sandy, U.K.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R254 - Gerasimov, Y.N. and Gerasimov, N.N. 2003. Estimation of Anatidae numbers on Kamchatka based on spring counts. Modern problems of ornithology in Siberia and Central Asia. The proceedings of the 2nd International Ornithological Conference
  • R1246 - Larned, W. W. 2012. Steller's eider spring migration surveys southwest Alaska, 2011. Unpublished report, USFWS, Anchorage, Alaska.

Notes

  • S5618 - 396: Counted numbers declined from 137,904 in 1992 to 77,329 in 2003, forming basis of 2003 N American population estimate of 90,000-95,000. 257: 20,000 migrate through Kamchatka Peninsula in spring.
  • T3734 - 396: Counted numbers declined from 137,904 in 1992 to 77,329 in 2003, forming basis of 2003 N American population estimate of 90,000-95,000.



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