RFI: Recent estimates of the Latham's Snipe global population size

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Subject: RFI: Recent estimates of the Latham's Snipe global population size
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 10:47:15 +1100

I'm on the lookout for a more recent estimate of the estimated global population size for Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) that the one in common usage (Naarding 1986 cited in Watkins 1993, Garnett & Crowley 2000, and HANZAB) - ie. about 36,000 - 37,000 birds (c. 15,000 breeding birds).  

The reason for this is so I can put a rather large concentration of LS that I came across last week in a significance context.

All suggestions/clues welcomed.

Thanks in advance



Garnett, S.T. and Crowley, G.M. (2000).  'The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000.'  (Environment Australia: Canberra.)

HANZAB volume 3, 1996.

Naarding, J.A. (1986).  Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii in Australia and Japan.  RAOU Report No. 24

Watkins, D.  (1993).  'A National Plan for Shorebird Conservation in Australia.'  RAOU Report No. 90

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