Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Bucephala islandica Common name Barrow's Goldeneye
Population name E North America
Breeding range NE Canada Non-breeding range Atlantic coast NE USA, E Canada
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 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 400 400 [R168]
WPE 3 0 0 4,500 4,500 [R549]
WPE 4 0 0 4,000 4,500 [S5722] [R549]
WPE 5 0 0 4,000 6,000 Expert opinion [S8167] [R1052] [R1250]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 2000 2011 STA? No idea [R1052]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 4
WPE 3 2002 5
WPE 4 2006 40
WPE 5 2012 50

References

  • R168 - Daury, R.W. and Bateman, M.C. 1996. The Barrow?s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) in the Atlantic Provinces and Maine. Unpubl. Rep., Can. Wildl. Serv. Atlantic Region, Sackville.
  • R549 - Robert, M., R. Benoit, and J.-P. L. Savard 2000. COSEWIC Status Report on the Eastern Population of the Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) in Canada. Report preparated for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), Ottawa
  • R1052 - COSEWIC. 2011b. COSEWIC status appraisal summary on the Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica eastern population, in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. Xii. Pp.
  • R1250 - Robert, M. and J-P Savard. 2006. The St. Lawrence estuary and gulf: A stronghold for Barrow's Goldeneye wintering in eastern North America

Notes

  • S5722 - Not observed in Greenland for c.50 years and probably extinct there (76). This number likely represents less than 1,200 pairs.
  • S8167 - COSEWIC (2011b) report suggests a population of 4,000-4,200. Robert & Savard (2006) suggested 5,000-6,000.



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