Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

Family: Gaviidae (Loons/Divers)

Authority: (Gray, 1859)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2d+3d+4d; C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population and is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to unsustainable subsistence harvest. However, accurate data are lacking and further surveys need to be conducted to quantify the current rate of harvest. Therefore, precautionarily, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 11000-21000 mature individuals

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 (2024) Species factsheet: Gavia adamsii. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/yellow-billed-loon-gavia-adamsii on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.