Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

Family: Gaviidae (Loons/Divers)

Authority: (Gray, 1859)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2d+3d+4d

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened as it is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to unsustainable subsistence harvest and almost qualifies for listing as threatened under criteria A2d+3d+4d. However, accurate data lacking and further surveys need to be conducted to quantify the current rate of harvest.

Population size: 11000-21000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Gavia adamsii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2018.