Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Numenius minutus Common name Little Curlew
Population name N Siberia (bre)
Breeding range North Central & NE Siberia Non-breeding range New Guinea, Australia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 200,000 200,000 [R689]
WPE 2 0 0 200,000 200,000 [R689]
WPE 3 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R35]
WPE 4 0 0 180,000 180,000 [R36]
WPE 5 2002 2010 180,000 180,000 Expert opinion [S6598] [R36] [R1027] [R1087] [R1149]

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 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 2000
WPE 2 1997 2000
WPE 3 2002 1800
WPE 4 2006 1800
WPE 5 2012 1800

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.
  • R1027 - Bishop, K.D. 2003. A Review of the Avifauna of the TransFly Eco-region: the status, distribution, habitats and conservation of the region?s birds. Report to WWF South Pacific Program.
  • R1087 - Hassell, C. and Piersma, T. 2010. Record numbers of grasshopper-eating shorebirds (Oriental Pratincole, Oriental Plover, Little Curlew) on coastal West-Kimberley grasslands, Western Australia, in mid February 2010. Stilt 57: 36-38.
  • R1149 - Reid, J.R.W., Kingsford, R.T. and Jaensch, R.P. 2009. Waterbird Surveys in the Channel Country Floodplain Wetlands, Autumn 2009. Report by Australian National University, Canberra, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Wetlands International, Oceania, Brisbane, for the Australian Government Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 81 pp. Also available online at http://www.lebmf.gov.au/publications/pubs/waterbirds-report.pdf

Notes

  • S6598 - Substantial numbers continue to occur in Australia in non-breeding period, including in new locations, but insufficient evidence to change the previous estimate. Difficult to census across vast dryland range in remote regions of Australia.



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