Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Recurvirostridae
Scientific name Himantopus himantopus Common name Black-winged Stilt
Population name himantopus, SW Europe & North-west Africa/West Africa
Breeding range SW Europe & NW Africa Non-breeding range Most W Africa, + SW Iberia
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 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 1990 2000 71,000 82,000 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 71,000 82,000 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 71,000 82,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 71,000 82,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 71,000 82,000 Expert opinion [R611]
CSR 6 2000 2012 113,000 138,000 Expert opinion [S8360] [R1362] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 INC [R70]
WPE 2 1983 1993 INC [R70]
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 STA [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Reasonable [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Reasonable [T1026] [R611] [R904]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Reasonable [R611]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Poor [T6360] [R1381] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 400
WPE 2 1997 400
WPE 3 2002 770
WPE 4 2006 770
WPE 5 2012 760
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • 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.
  • R904 - Wetlands International. November 2007. Unpublished population trend analysis based on the IWC database of January counts in Europe using TRIM software.
  • 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.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • 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.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • 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

  • T1026 - 914. Increasing in W Mediterranean.
  • S8360 - 34,866-40,955 pairs in UK, BE, NL, DE, FR, IT, ES, ESIC and PT (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). 3,000-5,000 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6360 - Trend analysis based on IWC data (Nagy et al., 2014) shows a long-term increase. this agrees with the overall trend emerging from European part of the breeding range (1980-2012: 1.0015). The short-term IWC trend is uncertain/fluctuating and this also agrees with the trend derived form European breeding numbers. The population seems to expanding its range at the same time the population in ES goes through a moderate decline (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.).
  • S9005 - 34,866-40,955 pairs in UK, BE, NL, DE, FR, IT, ES, ESIC and PT (BirdLife International 2015). 3,000-5,000 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T7092 - Both wintering and breeding data show stable short-term trend and strong increase in the long-term.



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