Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Haematopodidae
Scientific name Haematopus moquini Common name African Oystercatcher
Population name Coastal Southern Africa
Breeding range Coast N Namibia - SE South Africa Non-breeding range Coast N Namibia - SE South Africa, S Angola
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2001 2001 5,000 6,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 5,000 6,000 [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 4,780 4,780 [R304]
WPE 2 0 0 4,780 4,780 [R304]
WPE 5 2001 2001 5,000 6,000 Expert opinion [S6828] [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 5,000 6,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 5,000 6,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 1997 2003 6,600 6,700 Census based [R1520]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 INC [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T4309] [R888]
CSR 4 2001 2001 INC Reasonable
CSR 5 1997 2007 INC Reasonable [T1005] [R888]
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Reasonable [T6696] [R1381] [R1391]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 55
WPE 4 2006 55
WPE 1 1994 48
WPE 2 1997 48
WPE 5 2012 55
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R304 - Hayman, P., Marchant, J. and Prater, A.J. 1986. Shorebirds: An Identification Guide to the Waders of the World. Croom-Helm, Beckenham, UK.
  • 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
  • R1520 - Underhill, L., 2014. Assessment of the conservation status of African Black Oysetrcatcher Haemantopus moquini. International Wader Studies 20: 97-108.
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1391 - Wanless, R. et al. (in prep.) Action Plan for the Benguela Current seabirds. AEWA Secretariat, Bonn.
  • 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

  • S6828 - Hockey et al. 2005 give the population as probably >6000, based on unpublished information from Oystercatcher Conservation Programme. See Delany et al. 2009.
  • T4309 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1994-2007: +2.9% p.a. ? Increase.
  • T1005 - 898. Trend 1994-2007: +2.9% p.a. – Increase.
  • T6696 - Trend based on IWC counts shows large increase (growth rate 1.0380± S.E. 0.0142) during the period of 2003-2012 (Nagy et al., 2014) and this agrees with the assessment of the Benguela Seabird Multispecies Action Plan (Wanless, in prep.).



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