Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Fulica atra Common name Common Coot
Population name atra, Black Sea & Mediterranean (win)
Breeding range E Europe, W Asia, N Africa Non-breeding range Black Sea, Mediterranean, West Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia 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 2,500,000 2,500,000 [R456]
WPE 2 1967 1986 2,500,000 2,500,000 [R456]
WPE 3 1967 1986 2,500,000 2,500,000 [R456]
WPE 4 1967 1986 2,500,000 2,500,000 [R456]
WPE 5 1967 1986 2,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [R456]
CSR 4 1967 1986 2,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [R456]
CSR 5 1967 1986 2,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [R456]
CSR 6 0 0 2,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [S8292] [R1365]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1967 1986 DEC [R456]
WPE 2 1967 1986 DEC [R456]
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T4730] [R888]
CSR 4 0 0 Unknown No idea [T483] [R888] [R904]
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Good [T482] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Reasonable [T6292] [R1362] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 20000
WPE 2 1997 20000
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 5 2012 25000
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.
  • 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
  • R904 - Wetlands International. November 2007. Unpublished population trend analysis based on the IWC database of January counts in Europe using TRIM software.
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • T4730 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1987-2007: +1.8% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T483 - 914. Increasing W Mediterranean, decreasing in E Mediterranean/Black Sea.
  • T482 - 898. Trend 1987-2007: +1.8% p.a. – Increase.
  • S8292 - The current estimate of 2,500,000 individuals wintering in the region is based on (Monval & Pirot, 1989). Count totals fluctuate widely with some short-term peaks that may relate to cold weather movements and when they exceeded 1.5 million individuals, but usually they remain in the range between 500,000 and 1,000,000 individuals and with corrections for missing counts the total oscilates around 2,500,000 million birds in the long-term. A total of 511,674-725,348 individuals were reported to the Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting process wintering in AT, BG, CY, ESIC, ES, HU, FR, IT, MT, PTMA, PT, RO, SI and SK. However, an additional 390,000-1,100,000 individuals were reported from other countries during the IWC counts from 2010-2013 including 462,604-580,655 individuals reported from TR, 114,693-174,771 individuals from GR, 98,000 individuals from ME and 110,000 individuals from North Africa.
  • T6292 - The large increase in the trend based on IWC counts (Nagy et al., 2014) is consistent with the overall trend derived from data submitted to the EU Birds Directive Art. 12 reporting process from AT, BG, CY, ESIC, ES, HU, FR, IT, MT, PTMA, PT, RO, SI and SK (2000-2012: 0.34-1.53% p.a. increasing, 1980-2012: -0.32% - +0.67% p.a. stable).
  • S9004 - 545,938-862,820 pairs in AL, AM, BA, BG, BY, CY, ES, GE, GR, HR, HU, IT, MD, ME, MK, PT, PTMA, RO, RS, RU, SI, SK, TR, UA & XK. This agrees well with the estimate based on IWC data.
  • T7088 - IWC trend analysis show stable trend both in the long- and the short-term with a negative tendency in the short one (Wetlands International 2017). BirdLife International (2015) reported decline based on breeding numbers, but the national trend was uncertain in 9 of the 25 countries and dominated by 40-60% decline reported from RU.



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