Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Mergus serrator Common name Red-breasted Merganser
Population name W North America
Breeding range Alaska, W Canada Non-breeding range Pacific coast of USA
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
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 200,000 200,001 [S5769] [R629]
WPE 5 0 0 200,000 200,001 [S8181] [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 2000
WPE 5 2012 2000

References

  • 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.

Notes

  • S5769 - 90: Christmas bird counts reported a maximum of 134,785 birds in Canada and the U.S. As they cover only a portion of the range, the overall population is likely 2-4 times larger.
  • S8181 - 90: Christmas bird counts reported a maximum of 134,785 birds in Canada and the U.S. As they cover only a portion of the range, the overall population is likely 2-4 times larger.



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