Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Calidris alpina Common name Dunlin
Population name alpina, NE Europe & NW Siberia/W Europe & NW Africa
Breeding range N Scandinavia, N Russia, NW Siberia Non-breeding range W Europe, Mediterranean N & W Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 1,373,000 1,373,000 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 1,373,000 1,373,000 [R599]
WPE 3 1990 2000 1,330,000 1,330,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 1,330,000 1,330,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 1,330,000 1,330,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 1,330,000 1,330,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 1,330,000 1,330,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 2000 2012 1,330,000 1,330,000 Census based [S8346] [R1362] [R63]

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 STA [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 5 1997 2007 STA Reasonable [T4227] [R888]
CSR 4 1980 2002 STA Reasonable
CSR 5 1997 2007 STA Reasonable [T919] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2014 DEC Reasonable [T6346] [R1362] [R1546]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 14000
WPE 2 1997 14000
WPE 3 2002 13300
WPE 4 2006 13300
WPE 5 2012 13300
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.
  • R888 - Wetlands International, 2012. Results of trend analysis undertaken for CSR5 2012, presented in Annex 4. http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop5_docs/pdf/mop5_14_csr5.pdf
  • 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1546 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. (in prep). Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
  • 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

  • T4227 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: +1.3% p.a. ? Increase. However, it is stable since early ?90s.
  • T919 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: +1.3% p.a. – Increase. However, it is stable since early ‘90s.
  • S8346 - 140,000-265,000 breeding pairs from NO, SE, FI and European RU (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). New estimate for RU is 100,000-200,000 pairs. However, Lappo et al. (2012) notes that this might be still an underestimate because Morozov and Syroechkovskiy (2004) estimated 175K breeding pairs on Kolguev and Morozov (1999) 2,800-3,000 pairs on Vaigach. The total of national estimates of wintering birds in PT, ES, IT, SL, HR, FR, BE, NL, UK, DK and DE is 1,126,816-1,402,364 individuals (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.), i.e it is largely in the same as the estimate of Stroud et al. (2004).
  • T6346 - Based on European numbers, short-term decline (2000-2012: 0.9853-0.9963) with decrease in FR, BE, UK, IE, increase in ES and IT, stable or fluctuating in NL, DE and PT. Stable in the long-term (1980-2012: 1.999-1.0025, European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). This confirms with the moderate decline found based on mid-winter counts (van Roomen et al., in prep).
  • S9040 - 140,000-265,000 breeding pairs from NO, SE, FI and European RU (BirdLIfe International 2015)) including a new estimate of 100,000-200,000 pairs for RU. However, Lappo et al. (2012) notes that this might be still an underestimate because Morozov and Syroechkovskiy (2004) estimated 175K breeding pairs on Kolguev and Morozov (1999) 2,800-3,000 pairs on Vaigach. The total of national estimates of wintering birds in PT, ES, IT, SL, HR, FR, BE, NL, UK, DK and DE is 1,126,816-1,402,364 individuals (BirdLife International 2015), i.e it is largely in the same as the estimate of Stroud et al. (2004).
  • T7148 - Stable in the long-term. Slight decline in the short-term.



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