Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Gallinago media Common name Great Snipe
Population name Western Siberia & NE Europe/South-east Africa
Breeding range W Siberia, NE Europe Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa
Red List Category Near Threatened
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 1993 1993 10,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R555]
WPE 2 1993 1993 10,000 100,000 No quality assessment [R555]
WPE 4 1990 2000 100,000 1,000,000 No quality assessment [S635] [R611]
WPE 3 2001 2001 100,000 1,000,000 No quality assessment [R579]
WPE 5 1990 1990 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 4 1990 1990 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 5 1990 1990 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R283] [R602] [R650]
AEWA CSR 6 1990 2012 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S8297] [R1362] [R63] [R1453] [R1811]
AEWA CSR 7 2000 2012 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S9012] [R1549]
AEWA CSR 8 1959 2019 290,000 520,000 Expert opinion [S9437] [R1625] [R1628]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 DEC No quality assessment [R555]
WPE 2 1983 1993 DEC No quality assessment [R555]
WPE 4 1984 1997 DEC? No quality assessment [R611]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC? No quality assessment [R579]
WPE 5 1987 1997 DEC? No idea [R69]
AEWA CSR 4 1987 1997 DEC? Poor [R69]
AEWA CSR 5 1987 1997 DEC? Poor [R69]
AEWA CSR 6 1990 2012 DEC? Poor [T6297] [R1362] [R1361] [R63]
AEWA CSR 7 2000 2012 DEC? Poor [T7103] [R1549]
AEWA CSR 8 2009 2018 DEC? Reasonable [T7574]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 2 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 4 2002 10000
WPE 3 2002 10000
WPE 5 2002 10000
AEWA CSR 4 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 5 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 7 2002 10000
AEWA CSR 8 2002 10000

References

  • R555 - Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1994. Waterfowl Population Estimates. IWRB Publication 29. Slimbridge, UK.
  • 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.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R650 - Tucker, G.M. and Heath, M.F. 1994. Birds in Europe: their conservation status. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 3. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.
  • R69 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council. 2000. European bird populations: estimates and trends. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International Conservation Series No. 10.
  • 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1453 - Tomkovich, P. & Mischenko, A., in litt., 2014
  • R1811 - Lappo, E.G., Tomkovich, P.S. & Syroechkovskiy, E.E. 2012. Atlas of breeding waders in the Russian arctic. UF Ofsetnaya Pechat, Moscow, Russia. [In Russian with English summaries]
  • 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.
  • R1628 - Kalyakin, M., Morkovin, A. Voltzit, O., Sklyarenko, S., Urazaliyev, R., Kashkarov, R., Ten, A, Rustamov, E (2020): Breeding population estimates for selected waterbirds in West Siberia and Central Asia. Unpublished reports. Wetlands International & BirdLife International, Wageningen & Cambridge (UK).

Notes

  • S635 - Kalas 2002 estimates 250,000 for European part of range.
  • S8297 - Updated estimates from EE, FI, LT, LV and PL suggest 810-1,070 pairs (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.), but further 55,100-146,700 pairs in BY, UA and RU (BirdLife International, 2004). This yields an estimate of 55,910-147,770 pairs, i.e. 167,000-443,000 individuals in Europe alone. Tertickiy (1999) estimated 100,000-360,000 pairs in West Siberia, which Lappo et al. (2012) considers to be an overestimate. Tomkovich & Mischenko (in litt. 2014) suggest doubling the estimate for EU RU.
  • T6297 - BirdLife International (2004) reported 20-29% decline in European RU, 30-49% in UA, 0-19% in BY. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) reports decline from LT and PL and stable trend in EE and LV. Delaney et al. (2009) provides additional evidence of decline.
  • S9012 - 55,352-127,017 pairs in Europe, but size of the population in West Siberia is unknown.
  • T7103 - 2000-2012: 0.9899 - 0.9951, 1980-2012: 0.9968 - 0.9985. The rate of decline in the long-term is lower than what is required for significant long-term decline.
  • S9437 - The size of the breeding population is estimated at 95,280-172,060 pairs, or 290,000-520,000 individuals after rounding in BY, EE, FI, LT, LV, RU (BirdLife International, in prep.), KZ, West Siberia (Kalyakin et al., 2020) based on data from the period of 1959-2019.
  • T7574 - Based on BirdLife International (in prep.), it is estimated that the breeding population has changed by -25-2% in BY, EE, FI, LT, LV between 2009 and 2018. No quantitative trend information is available from RU. It has decreased by 21-29% in RU between 1980 and 2018. No quantitative trend information is available from BY, EE, FI, LT, LV.



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