Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Tringa nebularia Common name Common Greenshank
Population name Northern Europe/SW Europe, NW & West Africa
Breeding range Scotland, Scandinavia Non-breeding range W & SW Europe NW Africa, W Africa E to Chad & S to South Africa
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 3 1990 2000 234,000 395,000 [R611]
WPE 1 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R599]
WPE 4 2006 2006 190,000 270,000 [R624]
WPE 5 1990 2000 190,000 270,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 4 1990 2000 190,000 270,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 5 1990 2000 190,000 270,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 6 1995 2014 230,000 470,000 Expert opinion [S8323] [R1362] [R1361]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA [R69]
WPE 1 1975 1985 STA [R599]
WPE 2 1975 1985 STA [R599]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 6 1998 2013 INC Poor [T6323] [R1362] [R1361] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 3100
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 2300
WPE 5 2012 2300
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.
  • R69 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council. 2000. European bird populations: estimates and trends. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International Conservation Series No. 10.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8323 - 76,409-156,427 pairs in BY, EE, FI, LT, LV, NO, SE, UK (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.).
  • T6323 - The breeding population is stable in SE, unknown in NO and LV, increasing in the smaller populations of BY, EE, LT and UK (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Wintering population along the East Atlantic flyway also shows an increase (van Roomen et al., 2014).
  • S9028 - 73,709-127,427 pairs in BY, EE, FI, LT, LV, NO, SE, UK.
  • T7125 - The trend of the breeding population is stable in the short-term and increased in the long one although the trend of the sizeable NO population is unknown. Van Roomen et al. (2015) assessed the wintering population as increasing while Wetlands International (2017) as stable.



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