Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Recurvirostridae
Scientific name Himantopus himantopus Common name Black-winged Stilt
Population name himantopus, W, C & SW Asia/SW Asia & NE Africa
Breeding range W, Central and SW Asia, Caspian Non-breeding range Tajikistan to Iran, Iraq, Arabian Peninsula, NE Africa (to Sudan)
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 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1990 2000 20,000 50,000 [R611]
WPE 4 2006 2006 30,000 70,000 [R624]
WPE 5 1990 2000 30,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 4 1990 2000 30,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 5 1990 2000 30,000 70,000 Expert opinion [R63] [R624]
CSR 6 1990 2010 40,000 100,000 Best guess [S8362] [R1361] [R63] [R624] [R1330]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 STA [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 STA [R519]
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 Unknown No idea [T4332]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1997 2007 Unknown Poor [T1033] [R888]
CSR 6 1997 2007 Unknown Poor [T6362] [R1330] [R888]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 350
WPE 4 2006 500
WPE 5 2012 460
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 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.
  • R624 - Thorup, O. (comp) 2006. Breeding Waders in Europe 2000. International Wader Studies 14. International Wader Study Group, UK.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • 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
  • 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.
  • R1330 - Jennings, M.C. 2010. Atlas of Breeding Birds of Arabia. Fauna of Arabia Vol. 25. Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • R1569 - Sheldon, R. 2017. Estimates of breeding waterbird populations in Central/SW Asia, The Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • 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

  • T4332 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: -7.1% p.a. ? Significant long-term decline. However, only 94 sites included in analysis, 82 of them in one country, Iran.
  • T1033 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: -7.1% p.a. – Significant long-term decline. However, only 94 sites included in analysis, 82 of them in one country, Iran
  • S8362 - 9,800-14.700 pairs is South and South-west RU (BirdLife International et al., in prep.), assuming that 98% of the RU population is there (Thorup, 2006). Further 1,080-5,350 pairs in AM and AZ (BirdLife International, 2004) and 2,500 pairs in Arabia (Jennings, 2010), but no estimates from C and SW Asia outside of Arabia. However, the current estimate is certainly too low because even the partial data adds up to 40,000-68,000 individuals after rounding without including breeding birds from Iran, Iraq and Central Asia, where it is a common breeder. Therefore, both the lower and upper limits of the estimate were increased.
  • T6362 - IWC trend analyses indicate significant long-term decline (Wetlands International 2007, 2012), but the sample was considered insufficiently representative. Jennings (2010) reports increase from Arabia.
  • S8925 - 9,800-14,700 pairs is South and South-west RU (BirdLife International 2015), assuming that 98% of the RU population is there (Thorup, 2006). Further 1,070-3,200 pairs in AM and AZ (BirdLife International, 2015) and 2,500 pairs in Arabia (Jennings, 2010), 800-1500 pairs in Iran. The partial data adds up to 43,000-66,000 individuals after rounding without including breeding birds from Iraq and Central Asia, where it is a common breeder.



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