Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Recurvirostridae
Scientific name Himantopus himantopus Common name Black-winged Stilt
Population name himantopus, Central Europe & E Mediterranean/N-Central Africa
Breeding range C Europe, E Mediterranean, Black Sea, Turkey Non-breeding range S to African Sahel
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia 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 23,000 44,000 [R611]
WPE 4 2006 2006 40,000 60,000 [R624]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1995 2005 40,000 60,000 Expert opinion [R624]
CSR 4 1995 2005 40,000 60,000 Expert opinion [R624]
CSR 5 1995 2005 40,000 60,000 Expert opinion [R624]
CSR 6 1990 2013 24,000 50,000 Expert opinion [S8361] [R1362] [R1361] [R624] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA [R283]
WPE 4 1995 2005 STA? [R624]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1995 2005 STA? No idea [R624]
CSR 4 1995 2005 STA? Poor [T1029] [R624] [R904]
CSR 5 1995 2005 STA? Poor [R624]
CSR 6 1990 2012 STA? Poor [T6361] [R1362] [R1361] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 340
WPE 4 2006 500
WPE 1 1994 450
WPE 2 1997 450
WPE 5 2012 490
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.
  • R283 - Hagemeijer, W.J.M. and Blair, M.J. (eds). (1997). The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds: Their Distribution and Abundance. T. and A.D. Poyser, London.
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • 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 Unpublished population trend analysis based on the IWC database of January counts in Europe using TRIM software.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.
  • 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R602 - Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (1998). The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Concise Edition. Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York. 1008 pp.
  • 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

  • T1029 - 914. Increasing in W Mediterranean.
  • S8361 - 6,151-12,715 pairs in BG, BY, CY, GR, HU, LT, PL, RO, SI, SK, TR and RU (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.), assuming that 98% of the RU population belongs to the Caspian population (Thorup, 2006). Further 1,760-3,937 pairs in AL, HR, MK, MD, RS, UA, CZ (BirdLife International, 2004).This yields a total estimate of 7,911-16,662 pairs, i.e. 24,000-50,000 individuals.
  • T6361 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) and BirdLife International et al. (in prep.) report 30-49% decline from the large population in TR, but increased in the smaller populations of AT, BY, RO, RU and SI. No updated population from UA where it increased in the 1990s (BirdLife International, 2004).
  • S9006 - 7,996-16,537 pairs in BG, BY, CY, GR, HU, LT, PL, RO, SI, SK, TR and RU (BirdLife International 2015). 220-650 pairs in SE Mediterranean (Snow & Perrins 1998)
  • T7093 - BirdLife International et al. (2015) reports 30-49% decline from the large breeding population in TR, but increased in the smaller populations of AT, BY, RO, RU and SI. IWC trend analysis suggest a stable/fluctuating population both in the long- and the short-term (Wetlands International 2017).



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