Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Tringa totanus Common name Common Redshank
Population name totanus, Northern Europe (breeding)
Breeding range Fennoscandia, Baltic, W Central Europe Non-breeding range E Atlantic: Britain S to W Africa, W Mediterranean
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 177,000 177,000 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 177,000 177,000 [R599]
WPE 3 1990 2000 250,000 250,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 250,000 250,000 [R611]
WPE 5 2005 2005 200,000 300,000 Best guess [R860]
CSR 4 2005 2005 200,000 300,000 Best guess [R860]
CSR 5 2005 2005 200,000 300,000 Best guess [R860]
CSR 6 1990 2013 154,000 205,000 Expert opinion [S8316] [R1362] [R1361] [R624] [R1359]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1975 1985 DEC [R599]
WPE 2 1975 1985 DEC [R599]
WPE 3 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA/DEC [T730] [R611]
WPE 5 1987 1997 STA Reasonable [R860]
CSR 4 1987 1997 STA Reasonable [R860]
CSR 5 1987 1997 STA Reasonable [R860]
CSR 6 2003 2014 STA/FLU Poor [T6316] [R1362] [R1361] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 1500
WPE 2 1997 1500
WPE 3 2002 2500
WPE 4 2006 2500
WPE 5 2012 2400
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R599 - Smit, C.J. and Piersma, T. 1989. Numbers, midwinter distribution, and migration of wader populations using the East Atlantic Flyway. In: Boyd, H. and Pirot, J.-Y. (eds). Flyways and Reserves Networks. IWRB Special Publication No. 9. 1989. Slimbridge, UK.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • T730 - 700: Modelled counts in NW Europe (including britannica & robusta below) decreased modestly, by 0.5% per year, between 1989 and 2002. 285: Trends in West Africa variable, with one very anomalous high count at the Banc d'Arguin in 2000.
  • S8316 - 50,500-64,000 pairs in NO, SE, FI (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). An additional 800-4,500 pars added based on Thorup (2006). This yields a total estimate of 51,300-68,500 pairs, i.e. 154,000-205,000 individuals, which is substantially less than the existing estimate. Van Roomen et al. (2014) has accounted for 137,107 individuals at the wintering grounds in the 2010s.
  • T6316 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) and BirdLife International et al. (in prep.) 2000-2012: 0.9919-1.0158, 1980-2012: 0.9975-1.0040 based on national trends for breeding populations. Unknown trend in NO that holds majority of birds in this population. Trend based on mid-winter counts at the wintering grounds in West Africa also indicate a stable/fluctuating population both for the long- and short-term (1979-2014 and 2003-2014, respectively) according to van Roomen et al. (2014).
  • S9023 - 45,500-69,000 pairs in NO, SE, FI (BirdLife International 2015). An additional 800-4,500 pars added based on Thorup (2006). ThisVan Roomen et al. (2015) has accounted for 140,000 individuals at the wintering grounds in the 2010s.
  • T7119 - Data based on both breeding and non-breeding numbers indicate a stable/fluctuating population.



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