Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Fulica atra Common name Common Coot
Population name atra, North-west Europe (win)
Breeding range E, N & W Europe Non-breeding range NW Europe
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1967 1986 1,500,000 1,500,000 [R456]
WPE 2 1967 1986 1,500,000 1,500,000 [R456]
WPE 4 1995 1996 1,750,000 1,750,000 [R181]
WPE 3 1995 1996 1,750,000 1,750,000 [R181]
WPE 5 1995 1996 1,750,000 1,750,000 Expert opinion [R181]
CSR 4 1995 1996 1,750,000 1,750,000 Expert opinion [R181]
CSR 5 1995 1996 1,750,000 1,750,000 Expert opinion [R181]
CSR 6 1990 2012 1,200,000 2,000,000 Expert opinion [S8291] [R1365] [R1362] [R1361] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1967 1986 STA [R456]
WPE 2 1967 1986 STA [R456]
WPE 4 1974 2002 STA [T477] [R692]
WPE 3 1987 1996 INC [R181]
WPE 5 1997 2007 STA Good [T4729] [R888]
CSR 4 1989 2002 STA Good [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 STA Good [T480] [R888]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6291] [R1381] [R1362] [R1361] [R1382]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 15000
WPE 2 1997 15000
WPE 4 2006 17500
WPE 3 2002 17500
WPE 5 2012 17500
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R456 - Monval, J-Y. and Pirot, J-Y. 1989. Results of the IWRB International Waterfowl Census 1967-1986. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 8. Slimbridge, UK.
  • R181 - Delany, S.N., Reyes, C. Hubert, E., Pihl, S., Rees, E., Haanstra, L., and van Strien, A. 1999. Results from the International Waterbird Census in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia 1995 and 1996.
  • R692 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2005. See: http://www.wetlands.org/listmenu.aspx?id=56f39008-f9a9-4569-92c1-a0457e95eeaf
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1382 - EBCC, RSPB, BirdLife International & Statistics Netherlands. 2014. Trends of common birds in Europe, 2014 update. URL: http://www.ebcc.info/index.php?ID=557
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • T477 - 700: Populations wintering in Baltic and NW Europe estimated to be decreasing marginally in both long and medium term. Central European population stable.
  • T4729 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: -0.1% p.a. ? Stable.
  • T480 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: -0.1% p.a. – Stable.
  • S8291 - The average IWC count total was 974,496 individuals for the period of 2008-2012. The sum of the site-level 5-year means was 1,162,567 during the same period. the maximum count was 1,121,321 individuals in 2005. The national estimates of wintering birds add up to 1,483,281-1,642,924 individuals, while of breeding birds 368,735-604,341 individuals in BE, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR IE, LT, LU, LV, NL, SE, UK, PL (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 25,008-49,015 in NO, CZ, LI, CH (BirdLife International, 2004). This yields an estimate of 1,200,000-2,000,000 post-breeding individials.
  • T6291 - The IWC trend shows a moderate increase in the long-term, but a large decrease in the short one (Nagy et al., 2014). The trend derived from national estimates for wintering and breeding birds show a slightly different pattern. There, the decrease is moderate but statistically significant also in the long-term (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Trends based on wintering data: 1980-2012: 0.9954-0.9997, 2000-2012: 0.9810-0.9995, trends based on breeding numbers: 1980-2012: 0.9800-0.9849, 2000-2012: 0.9643-0.99BirdLife International (2004)bHowever, EBCC et al. (2012) suggests that the population has increased during the period of 1980-2012.
  • S9003 - 388,993-662,601 pairs in AT, BE, CH, CZ, DE, DK, EE, FI, FR, IE, LI, LT, LU, LV, NL, NO, PL, SE & UK.



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