Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Numenius phaeopus Common name Whimbrel
Population name variegatus, E & SE Asia (non-bre)
Breeding range Central, E Siberia Non-breeding range Coasts Indochina-Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, 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 40,000 40,000 [R689]
WPE 2 0 0 40,000 40,000 [R689]
WPE 3 1999 1999 55,000 55,000 [R68]
WPE 4 0 0 55,000 55,000 [R36]
WPE 5 2007 2007 55,000 55,000 Expert opinion [S6610] [R36]

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 1983 2009 DEC Poor [R1076]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 400
WPE 2 1997 400
WPE 3 2002 550
WPE 4 2006 550
WPE 5 2012 550

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.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • 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.
  • R1076 - Garnett, S.T., Szabo, J.K. and Dutson, G. 2010. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Notes

  • S6610 - Substantial rate and period of decline has been proposed for across the flyway but no new estimate has been published; due to low certainty of trend, no change is proposed for WPE5. Ongoing comprehensive analysis by University of Queensland is anticipated to shortly provide a further reassessment.



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