Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Limosa limosa Common name Black-tailed Godwit
Population name melanuroides
Breeding range Disjunct areas in C & E Siberia: E Mongolia, NE China, Russian Far East Non-breeding range India, Indochina, Japan, E & S China, Taiwan, Philippines, S to Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Asia Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1992 1992 162,000 162,000 [R689]
WPE 2 1992 1992 162,000 162,000 [R689]
WPE 3 2001 2001 160,000 160,000 [R35]
WPE 4 2005 2005 160,000 160,000 [R36]
WPE 5 2007 2009 139,000 139,000 Expert opinion [S6585] [R36] [R1076] [R1302]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1986 2011 DEC Reasonable [R1076]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1600
WPE 2 1997 1600
WPE 3 2002 1600
WPE 4 2006 1600
WPE 5 2012 1400

References

  • 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.
  • R35 - Bamford, M.J., Watkins, D.G., Bancroft, W. Tischler, G and Wahl, J. (2008). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Important Sites. Wetlands International - Oceania.
  • R36 - Bamford, M.J., Watkins, D.G., Bancroft, W. Tischler, G and Wahl, J. (in prep, 2006). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Important Sites. Wetlands International - Oceania.
  • R1076 - Garnett, S.T., Szabo, J.K. and Dutson, G. 2010. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • R1302 - Watkins, D., Jaensch, R., Rogers, D. & Gosbell, K. 2012. Unpublished table of preliminary updated estimates of population size of selected shorebird species in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway based on trends in The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 (Garnett et al. 2010).

Notes

  • S6585 - Substantial rate and period of decline well documented across flyway but no new estimate published. WPE5 estimate is much lower than for WPE4 and is derived from preliminary analysis pending outcome of ongoing comprehensive analysis by University of Queensland.



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