Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Mergus serrator Common name Red-breasted Merganser
Population name E North America
Breeding range E Canada, locally Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine Non-breeding range USA Atlantic coast, Gulf of Mexico
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions North America
Notes Split from North America population in WPE4

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 40,000 50,000 [R629]
WPE 5 0 0 40,000 50,000 [R629]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 450
WPE 5 2012 450


  • R629 - Titman, R.D. 1999. Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator). In: The birds of North America, No 443 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington D.C.


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Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on