Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Recurvirostridae
Scientific name Recurvirostra avosetta Common name Pied Avocet
Population name West & South-west Asia/Eastern Africa
Breeding range Caspian, Kazakhstan, Iran Non-breeding range 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 3 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 4 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 1 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 [R519]
WPE 5 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 Best guess [R519] [R611]
CSR 5 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 Best guess [R519] [R611]
CSR 4 1987 1991 10,000 25,000 Best guess [R519] [R611]
CSR 6 2008 2012 10,000 25,000 Best guess [S8371] [R519] [R1365]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1984 1997 STA
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1997 2007 DEC Poor [T4364] [R888]
CSR 5 1997 2007 DEC Poor [T1106] [R888]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA? No idea
CSR 6 2003 2012 DEC Poor [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 250
WPE 4 2006 250
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 250
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 4 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.
  • 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
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • 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
  • 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

  • T4364 - Wetlands International 2012. Trend 1983-2007: -10.1% p.a. ? Significant long-term decline. However, only 74 sites included in analysis, 71 of them in one country, Iran, which provides unsafe basis for regional trend
  • T1106 - 898. Trend 1983-2007: -10.1% p.a. – Significant long-term decline. However, only 74 sites included in analysis, 71 of them in one country, Iran, which provides unsafe basis for regional trend
  • S8371 - Recent peak IWC count was 18,234 in January 2008. Some 2,000 individuals were observed in SA in January 2000. (it may mix with E African birds in ET, where 5,708 and 6,749 individuals were counted in 2012 and 2013).
  • S8926 - See CSR6, BirdLife International (2015) for RU, AM ad AZ, Sheldon (2017) for the rest of the range.



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Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on