Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Scolopacidae
Scientific name Gallinago gallinago Common name Common Snipe
Population name gallinago, Europe/South & West Europe & NW Africa
Breeding range N Europe Non-breeding range South & West Europe & West Africa
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 2,000,000 2,000,001 [R52]
WPE 2 0 0 2,000,000 2,000,001 [R52]
WPE 4 1990 2000 2,500,000 2,500,001 [S1509] [R611]
WPE 3 1990 2000 2,400,000 2,400,001 [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 2,500,000 2,500,001 Census based [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 2,500,000 2,500,001 Census based [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 2,500,000 2,500,001 Census based [R611]
CSR 6 2000 2013 7,400,000 14,500,000 Expert opinion [S8366] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1449]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1960 1978 STA [R52]
WPE 2 1960 1978 STA [R52]
WPE 4 1984 1997 DEC/STA [T1081] [R611]
WPE 3 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 5 1990 2000 DEC/STA No idea [R611]
CSR 4 1990 2000 DEC/STA No idea [R611]
CSR 5 1990 2000 DEC/STA No idea [R611]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Reasonable [T6366] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 20000
WPE 2 1997 20000
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 5 2012 25000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R52 - Beintema, A.J. and M?skens, G.J.D.M. 1983. Changes in migration pattern of the Common Snipe. pp. 146-160. In: Kalchreuter, H. (ed.). Proc. 2nd European Woodcock and Snipe Workshop, 1982, Fordingbridge.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • R1449 - Blokhin (2010)
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • S1509 - Hunting bags suggest a population over 10,000,000 individuals but 631 estimates 2.5-4.7 million. For populations over 2 million birds, Ramsar Convention criterion 5 (20,000 or more waterbirds) applies.
  • T1081 - 676 estimates trend as STA.
  • S8366 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) and BirdLife International et al. (in prep.) estimates the total European breeding population to be 2,465,783-4,829,030 pairs without CZ, LI, MK, RS and ME. BirdLife International (2004) estimates the number of breeding pairs for the latter to be 520-839 pairs. This yields a total population estimate of 2,466,300-4,829,869 pairs, i.e. 7,400,000-14,500,000 individuals after rounding. This is a far higher estimate than 930,000-1,900,000 pairs (BirdLife International, 2004). The increase is primarily caused by the increase of the estimate for RU from 300,000-850,000 to 2-4 million pairs based on Blokhin (2010).
  • T6366 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep.) and BirdLife International et al. (in prep.) report stable or fluctuating trend from CH, EE, ES, LT, LV, RU, BY, HU, SI, decrease from AT, BE, DE, DK, FI, FR, IE, NL, NO, PT, SE, SK and TR (causing the loss of some 28,000-137,000 individuals), increase from PL and UK, and unknown from PTAC and RO. As the overall decline is negligible compared to the size of the entire population, the overall trend is revised stable despite the large number of countries with declining population.
  • S9013 - 2,484,817-4,866,803 pairs.
  • T7104 - Significant long-term decline based on breeding numbers.



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