Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Limosa limosa Common name Black-tailed Godwit
Population name limosa, Eastern Europe/Central & Eastern Africa
Breeding range Eastern Europe, E of 20 E Non-breeding range E C Africa N of Equator, Black Sea, Mediterranean
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 93,000 173,000 [R611]
WPE 4 2005 2005 90,000 165,000 [R624]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1990 2000 90,000 165,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 90,000 165,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 90,000 165,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2013 71,000 138,000 Expert opinion [S8301] [R1362] [R1361] [R624]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 DEC [R283]
WPE 4 1970 1990 DEC [R283]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1980 2000 DEC Poor [R63] [R283]
CSR 4 1980 2000 DEC Poor [R63] [R283]
CSR 5 1980 2000 DEC Poor [R63] [R283]
CSR 6 1990 2012 DEC Poor [T6301] [R1362] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1300
WPE 4 2006 1300
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1200
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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

Notes

  • S8301 - 2,370-3,360 pairs in FI, EE, LT, LV, PL, RO (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 24,020-47,540 pairs in BY, UA, RS, ME, RU. After making allowances for the 2,640-4,740 pairs that breed in south-eastern part of European RU (Thorup, 2006), it yields a total breeding population estimate of 23,750-46,160 pairs, i.e. 71,000-138,000 individuals after rounding.
  • T6301 - Still declines in EE, LT and PL, increases in RO and FI (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). According to BirdLife International (2004), the RU population declined by an estimated 20-29% between 1990-2000, by 30-49% in UA and was stable in RS&ME and BY.
  • S9016 - 36,395-57,360 pairs and using a multiplier factor of 2.1.



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