Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Numenius phaeopus Common name Whimbrel
Population name islandicus, Iceland, Faroes & Scotland/West Africa
Breeding range Iceland, Faeroes, Scotland Non-breeding range West Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes Recently revived subspecies (Engelmoer & Roselaar (1998)). 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 3 1990 2000 610,000 610,000 [R611]
WPE 4 2005 2005 600,000 750,000 [R624]
WPE 5 1990 2000 600,000 750,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 4 1990 2000 600,000 750,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 5 1990 2000 600,000 750,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 6 1999 2001 600,000 750,000 Expert opinion [S8309] [R624] [R1483] [R1359] [R1484]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 5 2008 2008 STA Poor [T4833] [R860]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA? Poor
CSR 5 2008 2008 STA Poor [T634] [R860]
CSR 6 2000 2012 Unknown No idea [T6309] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 6100
WPE 4 2006 6800
WPE 5 2012 6700
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.
  • 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).
  • R860 - Delany, S., Scott, D., Dodman, T. and Stroud, D. 2009. An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • R1483 - Gunnarsson, T. in litt., 2014.
  • 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.
  • R1484 - Jóhannesdóttir, L., Arnalds, Ó., Brink, S., & Gunnarsson, T. G. (2014). Identifying important bird habitats in a sub-arctic area undergoing rapid land-use change. Bird Study, (ahead-of-print), 1-9.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • T4833 - Delany et al. 2009. Stable in Iceland, decrease in the Faeroes and increasing in Scotland.
  • T634 - 870. Stable in Iceland, decrease in the Faroes and increasing in Scotland.
  • S8309 - Thorup (2006) estimated the population size to be 250,000 pairs, which was maintained as the current estimate to the European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International et al., in prep.). T. Gunnarsson (in litt., 2014) suggested that 200,000 pairs is a safe estimate. However, winter counts account for only 131,865 phaeopus and islandicus combined (van Roomen et al., 2014).
  • T6309 - Trend information is only available from the UK which supports a very small part of the population (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.).
  • S9020 - Thorup (2006) estimated the population size to be 250,000 pairs, which was maintained as the current estimate to the European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International et al., in prep.). T. Gunnarsson (in litt., 2014) suggested that 200,000 pairs is a safe estimate. However, winter counts account for only 131,865 phaeopus and islandicus combined (van Roomen et al., 2014).



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on