Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Limosa limosa Common name Black-tailed Godwit
Population name limosa, Western Europe/NW & West Africa
Breeding range W Europe E to 20 E Non-breeding range NW & W Africa: Morocco, Senegal E to Mali, Niger
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 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 1990 2000 148,000 183,000 [R611]
WPE 4 2005 2005 162,000 183,000 [R624]
WPE 5 1990 2000 160,000 180,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 2000 2000 160,000 180,000 Expert opinion
CSR 5 1990 2000 160,000 180,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 2000 2013 86,000 141,000 Census based [S8300] [R1362] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 DEC [R70]
WPE 2 1983 1993 DEC [R70]
WPE 3 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 5 1970 2000 DEC Reasonable [R896]
CSR 4 1970 2000 DEC Reasonable [R896]
CSR 5 1970 2000 DEC Reasonable [R896]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6300] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 3500
WPE 2 1997 3500
WPE 3 2002 1700
WPE 4 2006 1700
WPE 5 2012 1700
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • 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.
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R896 - SOVON 2010: Weidevogelbalans 2010. Landschapsbeheer Nederland and SOVON, Utrecht and Beek-Ubbergen, The Netherlands. (In Dutch).
  • 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.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • S8300 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) estimated the size of this population for AT, BE, DE, DK, ES, FR, IE, IT, NL, SE, UK, SK, HU to be 41,019-66,924 pairs. Based on BirdLife (2004) further 50-120 pairs can be added to this for CZ and NO. Applying a conversion factor 2.1 (based Hooijmeijer in litt, 2014) yields a total estimate of 41,069-67,044 pairs, i.e. 86,000-141,000 individuals.
  • T6300 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) 2000-2012: 0.9616-0.9722, 1980-2012: 0.9729-0.9792.
  • S9015 - 41,048-66,536 pairs applying a conversion factor 2.1 (based Hooijmeijer in litt, 2014)
  • T7106 - Significant long-term decline.



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