Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Limosa lapponica Common name Bar-tailed Godwit
Population name lapponica, Northern Europe/Western Europe
Breeding range High Arctic Scandinavia, N Russia, Whiite Sea & Kanin Non-breeding range Coastal W Europe & NW 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 0 0 115,000 115,000 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 115,000 115,000 [R599]
WPE 3 1990 2000 120,000 120,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 120,000 120,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 120,000 120,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 120,000 120,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 120,000 120,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 2003 2012 120,000 120,000 Census based [S8304] [R1362] [R1361] [R1451]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1975 1985 INC [R599]
WPE 2 1975 1985 INC [R599]
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T4814] [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T597] [R888]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Reasonable
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC/STA Good [T6304] [R1381] [R1362] [R1361] [R1546]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1000
WPE 2 1997 1000
WPE 3 2002 1200
WPE 4 2006 1200
WPE 5 2012 1200
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R599 - Smit, C.J. and Piersma, T. 1989. Numbers, midwinter distribution, and migration of wader populations using the East Atlantic Flyway. In: Boyd, H. and Pirot, J.-Y. (eds). Flyways and Reserves Networks. IWRB Special Publication No. 9. 1989. 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.
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • 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.
  • R1451 - Stroud, D. A. (2004). Status of migratory wader populations in Africa and Western Eurasia in the 1990s. International Wader Study Group.
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1546 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. (in prep). Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0
  • 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

  • T4814 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1989-2007: +1.4% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T597 - 898. Trend 1989-2007: +1.4% p.a. – Increase.
  • S8304 - IWC count totals ranged between 90,617 (2009) and 146,719 (2003). (Stroud et al., 2004) estimated the population size at 120,000. This estimate was retained to date since WPE3. The total of national wintering population estimates adds up to 108,063-157,955 individuals, i.e. close to the IWC count totals (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). However, (Delany et al., 2009) noted the discrepancy between the estimated breeding numbers (4,900-22,200 individuals) and the winter counts. The latest breeding estimates remain much lower, 3,700-9,000 pairs (i.e. 11,100-27,000 individuals) in total (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.).
  • T6304 - Short-term trend based on mid-winter counts is stable/fluctuating (Nagy et al. 2014) or increasing (van Roomen et al in prep). Large fluctuations observed also in the Dutch and UK national schemes (Austin et al., 2014). Trends of the national breeding populations are unknown with the exception of SE where it is stable (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.).
  • S9018 - Since 2011, every year, IWC count totals have exceeded the estimate of 120,000 and in two years they were also above 140, 000 (Wetlands International 2017). BirdLife International (2015) estimated the European breeding population at 25,008-25,012 pairs, i.e. some 75,000 individuals that is much lower than the count totals.
  • T7110 - The trend is increasing both on the basis of breeding and wintering numbers.



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