Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Limosa lapponica Common name Bar-tailed Godwit
Population name taymyrensis, Western Siberia/West & South-west Africa
Breeding range W & C Siberia, Yamal to Anabar River Non-breeding range Coastal West & SW Africa, passage W Europe
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 3 1990 2000 520,000 520,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 600,000 600,000 [S718] [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 700,000 700,000 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 700,000 700,000 [R599]
WPE 5 2006 2006 600,000 600,000 Best guess [R668]
CSR 4 2006 2006 600,000 600,000 Best guess [R668]
CSR 5 2006 2006 600,000 600,000 Best guess [R668]
CSR 6 2010 2014 500,000 500,000 Census based [S8588] [R1359]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1987 1997 DEC? No idea [R611]
CSR 4 1987 1997 DEC? Poor [R611]
CSR 5 1987 1997 DEC? Poor [R611]
CSR 6 2003 2014 DEC Reasonable [T6581] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 5200
WPE 4 2006 6000
WPE 1 1994 7000
WPE 2 1997 7000
WPE 5 2012 6000
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.
  • 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.
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R1359 - van Roomen, M., van Winden, E. & Langendoen, T. 2014. The assessment of trends and population sizes of a selection of waterbird species and populations from the coastal East Atlantic Flyway for Conservation Status Report 6 of The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International & Birdlife International.
  • R1552 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. 2015. Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. With special attention to flyway populations making use of the Wadden Sea. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. URL: http://www.waddensea-secretariat.org/sites/default/files/downloads/status_coastal_birds_eaf_2014_1.pdf
  • 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

Notes

  • S718 - 653 made new compilation of data from West Africa and propose increase in 604 estimate of 520,000 to 700,000. Increase to 600,000 adopted until more precise data available from W Africa. 171: population apparently remains below level of 1980s despite recent recovery at key West African sites.
  • S8588 - 497,433 individuals counted in the wintering range. Rounded to 500,000 individuals.
  • T6581 - Van Roomen et al. (2014) found significant long-term decline both in the long- (1979-2014) and short-term (2003-2014). The population is in significant long-term decline.
  • S9048 - 497,433 individuals counted in the wintering range. Rounded to 500,000 individuals.



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