Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Calidris alpina Common name Dunlin
Population name schinzii, Iceland & Greenland/NW and West Africa
Breeding range Iceland Non-breeding range SW Europe & NW Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes Occasional breeder in SE Greenland (Boertmann (2002)).

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 0 800,000 800,000 [R599]
WPE 2 0 0 800,000 800,000 [R599]
WPE 3 1990 2000 940,000 960,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 940,000 960,000 [R611]
WPE 5 2000 2000 940,000 960,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 2000 2000 940,000 960,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 2000 2000 940,000 960,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 2010 2014 730,000 830,000 Census based [S8593] [R1359]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1975 1985 STA [R599]
WPE 2 1975 1985 STA [R599]
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 5 1996 1996 STA Poor [R611]
CSR 4 1996 1996 STA Poor [R611]
CSR 5 1996 1996 STA Poor [R611]
CSR 6 2003 2014 STA/FLU Reasonable [T6586] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 8000
WPE 2 1997 8000
WPE 3 2002 9500
WPE 4 2006 9500
WPE 5 2012 9500
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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • S8593 - 725,305 individuals counted in the 2010s. Rounded to 730,000 for minimum estimate and some allowance made for uncertainties in the upper one.
  • T6586 - Based on mid-winter counts, stable/fluctuating both in the long- and in the short-term (1979-2014 and 2003-2014, respectively) according to van Roomen et al. (2014).
  • S9041 - 725,305 individuals counted in the 2010s. Rounded to 730,000 for minimum estimate and some allowance made for uncertainties in the upper one.



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