Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Gallinago hardwickii Common name Latham's Snipe
Population name E Asia (bre)
Breeding range Japan, Kuril Is, S Sakhalin, E Pimorskiy Non-breeding range E Australia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1999 1999 25,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R249]
WPE 4 1999 1999 25,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R249]
WPE 1 1992 1992 36,000 36,000 No quality assessment [R689]
WPE 2 1992 1992 36,000 36,000 No quality assessment [R689]
WPE 5 1999 1999 25,000 100,000 Expert opinion [S6548]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1900 1985 DEC No quality assessment [R249]
WPE 4 1900 1985 DEC No quality assessment [R249]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 5 1990 1999 DEC Reasonable [R267]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2002 1000
WPE 1 1994 360
WPE 2 1994 360
WPE 5 2002 1000

References

  • R249 - Garnett, S.T. and Crowley, G.M. 2000. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000. Environment Australia, Canberra.
  • R689 - Watkins, D. 1993. A National Plan for Shorebird Conservation in Australia. Report to World Wide Fund for Nature. Prepared by the Australasian Wader Studies Group.
  • R267 - Green, A.J. 1992a. The status and conservation of the White-winged Wood Duck (Cairina scutulata). IWRB Special Publication No. 17. Slimbridge, UK. 115 pp.
  • R1833 - Hansen, B.D., Fuller, R.A., Watkins, D., Rogers, D.I., Clemens, R.S., Newman, M., Woehler, E.J. and Weller, D.R. (2016) Revision of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway population estimates for 37 listed migratory shorebird species. Unpublished report for the Department of the Environment. BirdLife Australia, Melbourne, Victoria. https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/publications/revision-east-asian-australasian-flyway-population-2016
  • R1986 - Ura, T., A. Takemae, H. Tajiri, S. Nakamura, S. Hayama, K. Ohata, T. Tomioka 2018. Estimating the breeding population of Latham’s Snipe in Hokkaido. Japan Ornithological Conference, 14-17 September 2018, Niigata University, Niigata. [in Japanese]
  • R1916 - Clemens R, Driessen J, Ehmke G (2019) 'Australian Bird Index Phase 2 – Developing Waterbird Indices for National Reporting'. Report to the Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra.

Notes

  • S6548 - Estimate and trend retained from WPE4; not reassessed due to lack of new information. Ongoing comprehensive analysis by University of Queensland is anticipated to shortly provide a reassessment. Population generally occurs at low density, aggregations of up to a few hundred birds occur at a small number of sites on non-breeding grounds.
  • S9631 - Estimate is based on extrapolated counts.
  • S9715 - Revised from previous estimate of 36,000 (Garnett and Crowley, 2000), based on expert opinion estimate (based on extrapolated counts in breeding range) by Hansen et al. (2016).
  • T7944 - In the main breeding area, in Hokkaido, JP (Ura et al. 2018) report a decline. This compares to short-term upward trajectory for 2012-2017 in AU, the main non-breeding area (Clemens et al., 2019).



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