Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Vanellus gregarius Common name Sociable Lapwing
Population name SE Europe & Western Asia/North-east Africa
Breeding range S C Russia & N Kazakhstan Non-breeding range Israel, Arabian Peninsula, Sudan Eritrea, Ethiopia
Red List Category Critically Endangered
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes This population has been merged with the Central Asian Republics/NW India population following a review by the AEWA Technical Committee. See www.unep-aewa.org/en/document/delineation-biographic-populations-sociable-lapwing-vanellus-gregarius

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 0 0 1 10,000 [R555]
WPE 2 0 0 1 10,000 [R555]
WPE 3 1990 2000 400 1,200 [R611]
WPE 4 1990 2000 400 1,200 [R611]
WPE 5 2008 2008 3,200 17,000 Expert opinion [S7041] [R1294]
CSR 4 2005 2007 16,000 16,000 Expert opinion [S1952] [R861]
CSR 5 2008 2008 3,200 17,000 Expert opinion [S1953] [R860] [R861]
CSR 6 2008 2008 16,000 17,000 Census based [S8396] [R1450]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1983 1993 DEC [R555]
WPE 2 1983 1993 DEC [R555]
WPE 3 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 4 1984 1997 DEC [R611]
WPE 5 1993 1993 DEC Poor [R555]
CSR 4 1993 1993 DEC Poor [R555]
CSR 5 1993 1993 DEC Poor [R555]
CSR 6 1985 2007 STA? Poor [T6396] [R1450]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 8
WPE 4 2006 8
WPE 5 2012 75
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R555 - Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1994. Waterfowl Population Estimates. IWRB Publication 29. Slimbridge, UK.
  • 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.
  • R1294 - BirdLife International. 2010b. Vanellus gregarius. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 15 May 2012.
  • R861 - Sheldon, R.D., Grishina, K.V., Kamp, J., Khrokov, V.V., Knight, A. and Koshkin, M.A., 2006. Revising the breeding population estimate and distribution of the Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius. Poster presented at the Wader Study Group Conference, 13-17 October 2006, Falsterbo, Sweden.
  • R860 - Delany, S., Scott, D., Dodman, T. and Stroud, D. 2009. An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • R1450 - BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Vanellus gregarius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/10/2014.

Notes

  • S7041 - Delany et al. 2009 estimated the population size based on the largest single flock observed on migration as a minimum and by multiplying the estimate of 5,612 breeding pairs produced by Sheldon et al. 2006, who extrapolated from the 376 pairs found on 7% of the suitable habitat.
  • S1952 - 871. Intensive surveys of breeding areas in Kazakhstan in 2005-2007 revealed the scale of earlier under-estimates.
  • S1953 - 870. Estimated the population size based on the largest single flock observed on migration as a minimum and by multiplying the estimate of 5,612 breeding pairs produced by 871 who extrapolated the 376 pairs found on 7% of the suitable habitat. However, following the conventions of converting pairs to individuals, a multiplier of three should have been used.
  • S8396 - Estimate revised following BirdLife International (2014).
  • T6396 - See evidence in BirdLife International (2014).



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