Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Gallinago media Common name Great Snipe
Population name Scandinavia/probably West Africa
Breeding range Scandinavia Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Africa 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 3 1990 2000 18,000 51,000 No quality assessment [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 18,000 51,000 No quality assessment [R611]
WPE 1 1991 1991 5,000 10,000 No quality assessment [R382]
WPE 2 1991 1991 5,000 10,000 No quality assessment [R382]
WPE 5 1980 1990 18,000 51,000 Best guess [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 4 1980 1990 18,000 51,000 Best guess [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 5 1980 1990 18,000 51,000 Best guess [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 6 1980 1990 15,000 40,000 Best guess [S8208] [R1328]
AEWA CSR 7 2008 2013 19,000 52,000 Best guess [S9011] [R1549]
AEWA CSR 8 2013 2018 19,000 52,000 Best guess [S9436] [R1625]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA No quality assessment [R602]
WPE 4 1970 1990 STA No quality assessment [R602]
WPE 1 1978 1987 DEC No quality assessment [R382]
WPE 2 1978 1987 DEC No quality assessment [R382]
WPE 5 1980 1990 STA Poor [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 4 1980 1990 STA Poor [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 5 1980 1990 STA Poor [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Poor [T6735] [R1362] [R1361]
AEWA CSR 7 2000 2012 STA? Poor [T7102] [R1549]
AEWA CSR 8 2009 2018 STA? Reasonable [T7573] [R1625]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 350
WPE 4 2002 350
WPE 1 1994 75
WPE 2 1994 75
WPE 5 2012 300
AEWA CSR 4 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 5 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 7 2012 300
AEWA CSR 8 2012 300

References

  • R611 - Stroud, D.A., Davidson, N.C., West, R., Scott, D.A., Haanstra, L., Thorup, O., Ganter, B. and Delany, S. (compilers) on behalf of the International Wader Study Group 2002. Status of migratory wader populations in Africa and Western Eurasia in the 1990s.
  • R602 - Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (1998). The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Concise Edition. Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York. 1008 pp.
  • R382 - Koskimies, P. 1992. Population sizes and recent trends of breeding birds in Nordic countries. Bird Census News 5 (3): 41-79.
  • R283 - Hagemeijer, W.J.M. and Blair, M.J. (eds). (1997). The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds: Their Distribution and Abundance. T. and A.D. Poyser, London.
  • R650 - Tucker, G.M. and Heath, M.F. 1994. Birds in Europe: their conservation status. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 3. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.
  • R1328 - BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Gallinago media. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/04/2014.
  • 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.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1625 - BirdLife International (in prep) European Red List of Birds. Deliverable to the European Commission (DG Environment) in 2021 under Service Contract ENV.D.3/SER/2018/0018.

Notes

  • S8208 - Estimate based on Kalas in litt. 2007.
  • T6735 - Stable in SE (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.), no updated info is available from NO yet (BirdLife International, in prep.).
  • S9011 - 6,300-17,300 pairs.
  • T7102 - Stable in SE unknown in the larger NO population.
  • S9436 - The size of the breeding population is estimated at 6,300-17,300 pairs, or 19,000-52,000 individuals after rounding in NO, SE based on data from the period of 2013-2018.
  • T7573 - Based on BirdLife International (in prep.), it is estimated that the breeding population has changed by -25-24% in SE between 2009 and 2018. Unknown trend in NO. has changed by -15-19% in NO and SE between 1980 and 2018.



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