Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Numenius phaeopus Common name Whimbrel
Population name rufiventris
Breeding range W, N Alaska to Yukon, Mackenzie Non-breeding range Pacific coasts S USA to S South America
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (North America/Neotropics).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 39,000 39,000 [R472]
WPE 3 0 0 39,000 39,000 [R472]
WPE 5 2012 2012 40,000 40,000 Census based [R1007]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1995 2005 STA [R660]
WPE 3 0 0 STA
WPE 5 2003 2012 Unknown No idea [R1007]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 390
WPE 3 2002 390
WPE 5 2012 400


  • R472 - Morrison, R.I.G., Gill, Jr., R.E., Harrington, B.A. Skagen, S., Page, G.W., Gratto-Trevor, C.L. and Haig, S.M. (2001) Estimates of shorebird populations in North America. Occasional Paper No. 104, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa, Ontario. 64pp.
  • R660 - U.S. National Biological Service (no date). The Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
  • R1007 - Andres, B.A., Smith, P.A., Gratto-Trevor, C.L. & Morrison, R.I.G. 2012. Population estimates of North American shorebirds. In prep. [Temporary reference; final title to be confirmed.]


Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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