Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The global population is estimated to number 160,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019).
The species has been undergoing a slow decline at an average rate of 0.4% per year between 1970 and 2017 (Partners in Flight 2019). The population in North America has declined by 2.5% over the past ten years, thought this value is non-significant (Pardieck et al. 2018).
Text account compilers
Bell, F., Hermes, C.
Butchart, S. & Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cinclus mexicanus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/american-dipper-cinclus-mexicanus on 03/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/12/2023.