Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Numenius phaeopus Common name Whimbrel
Population name phaeopus, Northern Europe/West Africa
Breeding range Fennoscandia, Baltic States, NW Russia, Greenland Non-breeding range West Africa to Angola (+ few W Europe)
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe North America
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (Europe/Western Africa).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 2005 2005 190,000 340,000 [R624]
WPE 3 1990 2000 160,000 300,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 190,000 340,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 4 1990 2000 190,000 340,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 5 1990 2000 190,000 340,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 6 2000 2013 273,000 450,000 Expert opinion [S8307] [R1362] [R1361] [R1365]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA? [R63]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA/INC [R579]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA? No idea [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA? Poor [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA? Poor [R63]
CSR 6 2003 2014 STA/INC Poor [T6307] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 2700
WPE 3 2002 2300
WPE 5 2012 2500
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • 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.
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 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
  • 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

Notes

  • S8307 - In BY, EE, FI, LV, NO, European RU and SE, 90,943-149.940 pairs, i.e. 273,000-450,000 individuals are estimated based on breeding numbers (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). During midwinter counts the most recent maximum was 73,225 individuals in 2012, but annual count totals can be as little as 1,000 birds depending counting efforts. Only a part of the suitable wintering habitats were ever counted. Thus a large proportion of the population is unaccounted for during midwinter counts. Therefore, the new estimate is established based on the breeding numbers.
  • T6307 - The overall trend based on national breeding population trends in BY, EE, FI, LV, NO, European RU and SE is 0.9674-1.0214 for the period of 2000-2012, and 0.9929-1.0083 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International, in prep.), i.e. stable/fluctuating. For the short-term, no countries reported increase, FI reported stable population, NO and SE decline and RU fluctuation. Van Roomen et al. found large increase both in the long- (1979-2014) and short-term (2003-2014) based on comprehensive counts at the wintering areas.
  • S9019 - In BY, EE, FI, LV, NO, European RU and SE, 90,943-149.940 pairs.
  • T7113 - BirdLife International (2015) estimated that the breeding numbers are stable/fluctuating both in the long- and the short-term. An increase is estimated in the combined numbers of this and the islandica subspecies based on mid-winter counts (van Roomen et al. 2015).



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